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Introducing OLA’s Advocacy Toolkit Food for thought and hope for new librarians in a precarious job market Each day is interesting: Supporting research and innovation at a regional health centre Open call for applications

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What’s new in Open Shelf: July 2021

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.

Features and Columns

Each day is interesting: Supporting research and innovation at a regional health centre

Kimberley Aslett has no regrets about becoming the lone health librarian in her local hospital. She revels in a job where every day is different because her role is to directly support health research and innovation.

Introducing OLA’s Advocacy Toolkit

We are working to organize networking and communication opportunities and to make resources related to advocacy available to libraries. To fulfill our mandate, we officially launched the OLA Advocacy Toolkit in May 2019.

Food for thought and hope for new librarians in a precarious job market

People often think of librarianship as a financially lucrative career, but with many libraries now offering only part-time hours and irregular shifts, it is very possible to become a working-poor librarian.

At the centre: A conversation with Nêhiyaw educator Amanda Moosemay

Listen to a conversation between Samantha Martin-Bird and Amanda Moosemay about treaties, community hub libraries and a First Nation school library.

Open call for applications

Would you like to work as a member of a creative team that shares stories about libraries in Ontario? Then consider volunteering as the Open Shelf story editor.

Call for innovative stories

Is your library thinking outside the box to help your community? We want to hear ALL about it!

Public Library Leaders program: Making connections, creating future leaders

Now in its fourth year, the Public Library Leaders program is gaining a reputation for preparing library managers to successfully advance to higher levels of leadership within their institutions.

Save the date!

The inaugural Little Branches, Rural Roots Library Conference will take place at the Arnprior Public Library on October 4 and 5, 2019: Join us!

Podcasts for book lovers

With podcasts covering pretty much every conceivable thought, notion or idea, it makes sense that there would be countless podcasts for readers and book lovers … and for readers’ advisory as well!

Helen McDonnell

This month, The Library IT Crowd features Helen McDonnell.

Miss the last issue of Open Shelf? Read it now!

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