The American Library Association’s democracy statement reads, in part: “Democracies need libraries. An informed public constitutes the very foundation of a democracy; after all, democracies are about discourse—discourse among the people. ... It must ensure that citizens have the resources to develop the information literacy skills necessary to participate in the democratic process.” This might seem like some pretty big shoes to fill, but there is truth to it. Public libraries help us stay informed and keep us kind.
Story: A narrative, either true or fictitious, in prose or verse, designed to interest, amuse, or instruct the hearer or reader; tale.
Do you love the library world of ideas, activities, trends, and issues? 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.
Reporting to the editor-in-chief, the editor will collaborate with the editorial team to develop stories and story ideas for Open Shelf, OLA’s official online publication. Read the full job description here. If you are interested, please send your cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.