February is Black History Month, Women’s History Month, and of course, the month of valentines. We are debuting cryptic crosswords for all of you who love puzzles with our new column 793.73. This month, we are featuring eight clues that challenge readers to identify eight Black authors whose work is worth celebrating. And we are also featuring articles from women co-edit books, find more respectful ways to describe people and their work, want to live in good relationships on Turtle Island, and land the right job because they know how to make the most of the interview process.
Bonjour tout le monde!
This month, we present some articles in English and one en français. We cover several territories, including Robinson-Superior Treaty Territory, unceded Algonquin territory, plus the lands of Malaysia and Greece. And we think about organizations that support LGBTQ+ communities, working two regular part-time jobs and what happens when staff at public libraries get militant.
Finally, we’re looking for your story if you are using your training in library and information science in non-traditional ways; plus, we highlight two volunteer opportunities: OCULA President Cyndi Smith calls for OCULA Council members and we call for an Open Shelf story editor.
Here’s our lineup, in the order in which the stories appear in the magazine: The past, the present and the future walked into a bar. It was tense.
The past, the present and the future walked into a bar. It was tense.
- Un anniversaire remarquable: L’ÉSI de l’Université d’Ottawa célèbre sa première décennie et bien plus encore!
- LGBTQ+: Organizational supports for our communities
- Unsettling the public library: A conversation on decolonization with anthropologist Kieran Way
- culture@work: Valentina Ly
- First-time experience: IFLA WLIC 2019 in Athens/Attica
- Open for all? Reviewing The public
- Coming off the page: 3-D posters liven up the IFLA experience
- To serve and do good: Message from the OCULA President
- A road less travelled: Call for stories
- Be our story editor: Open call for applications
Plus, take our poll. This month, the poll is based on the question that Samantha Martin-Bird poses at the end of her article Unsettling the public library: How are you making your library a welcoming space for Indigenous patrons?
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