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Mi Yoon

Mi Yoon graduated from U of T in 2021.  She has worked at Bennett Jones and McMaster University.  She is on the OLA Special Libraries Committee. You can contact Mi at mi.yoon [at]    

Features and Columns

L’ÉSI de l’Université d’Ottawa célèbre sa première décennie et bien plus encore!

L’éducation en bibliothéconomie et sciences de l’information au Canada est une histoire de persévérance et d’optimisme.

Organizational support

Members of LGBTQ+ communities benefit from access to supportive networks and organizations.

Unsettling the public library: A conversation on decolonization with anthropologist Kieran Way

Samantha Martin-Bird talks with anthropologist Kieran Way about making libraries safe and welcoming spaces for Indigenous Peoples.

Cultural diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Valentina Ly has two part-time jobs in the Sinai Health System.

First-time experience: IFLA WLIC 2019 in Athens/Attica

Professional conferences are appealing because we get to see the world. Sarah Shujah shares her IFLA WLIC first-timer experience.

Reviewing The public

The public is my kind of movie. The hero is a flawed character who has been given a second chance that he uses to help those who are also in a bad place.

Coming off the page: 3-D posters liven up the IFLA experience

In the poster area at the IFLA WLIC, we can find out about the work that inspired, engaged, connected and enabled our colleagues in other parts of the world to facilitate change.

To serve and do good: Message from the OCULA President

Cyndi Smith shares her thoughts about the value of professional associations like OCULA in lean budget years and encourages members to get involved with OCULA Council in 2020.

Call For Stories

Knowledge and expertise in the field of library and information science (LIS) can take us anywhere. Sometimes, we find work and build careers in “traditional” workplaces such as public, school or academic libraries. But sometimes we find ourselves taking the less travelled road; i.e., working in contexts that are unexpected and untraditional. Are you using…

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.

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