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.
How to spread the word … via streaming, a new “tell-all” app or a podcast? This month, we have articles that feature different ways to communicate and thoughts about information and how having more of it can both simplify and complicate our lives. We also share stories about librarians who are helping to change the world (at home and abroad) and taking care of themselves. Plus, our regular Library IT column is back along with another installment of Readers’ Advisory.
And don’t forget to answer our calls for editors, ideas and congrès presentations. Here are the stories, in the order that they appear:
Endnote: Is there a word that contains all the vowels including y? Unquestionably.
- Hollywood me! Hollywood you?: Communicating with a Gami
- Popular cream: Streaming, collections and access to online content
- Librarians on a “Leave for Change”
- Note to self: Schedule time for self-care
- For good measure: Custom-building a tool for tracking greenhouse gases
- Indigenous voices: An interview with Terri Meekis
- Changing times, changing spaces: Reshaping school libraries to align with organizational goals
- The Library IT Crowd: Darin White (Laurier University Library)
- Even RA in a Day is about more than just books
- Three “calls to action”: InsideOCULA, ABO-Franco and Canvas[s]OLA
- Plus, remember to take our poll: Do you practise self-care, and if so, how?