We envisioned this year’s July issue to be an inaugural attempt at creating a contributor-driven “unconference issue.” And while this month’s issue is a compact one, I think its contents speak to the spirit of an unconference—user-driven conversations and knowledge-sharing that span a wide range of topics, media and scope, engaged with at our own pace.
Fooled you (or maybe not) … here is the “regular” issue of Open Shelf for April 2019. This issue features stories and columns about hope—for equitable education and diverse, inclusive supportive workplaces—and determination to live our professional values in action along with a new edition of InsideOCULA.
Here’s what we have lined up to welcome spring, in the order in which the articles appear:
- Librarians Without Borders: 10 years of connections in Guatemala
- Due North: “Proud of the work you do.” A conversation with Tanya Talaga
- Beguiling grief: Receiving positive support in the workplace
- Safe spaces: Two views on inclusivity
- It’s elementary: I won’t be levelling the library … and here’s why
- Open for all?: The last bastion of democracy
- “Calls to action”: L’ABO-Franco Journée Congrès, the Best Bets Committee’s invitation to volunteers, and Canvas[s]OLA
- Our poll: Have you participated in an international outreach program such as Librarians Without Borders? If so, where?
Wiarton Willie has predicted an early spring … still waiting but in the meantime, enjoy!