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.
Is it fall yet? Somehow, time and space seem to have collapsed over the past six months and even the seasons don’t necessarily feel discrete right now. Plus, global warming contributes to a sense of life being off kilter as well, as fluctuating temperatures and volatile storms bring uncertainty to each day.
However, our lineup this month reflects our capacity to survive and thrive despite the unpredictability of pandemics, weather, and just change in general.
Here’s what we’re offering, in the order that the articles appear:
- Memespiration: Where does all the time go?
- “Can I take your order?”: Curbside library services in the age of COVID-19
- The COVID-19 effect on small rural libraries
- culture@work: Featuring Suzanne Fernando
- New North Branch public library reflects a unique public partnership in Sault St. Marie
- Theory in practice III: Moving from systemic racism to anti-racism in Ontario public libraries
- Knowing ourselves: How the Encyclopedia of Canada’s Peoples can help us learn who we are
- Nish in the library with Sam Bird: Drew Hayden Taylor, a contemporary storyteller
- It’s elementary: Amplifying the voices of school libraries: Spotlight on Rabia Khokhar
- Volunteers: Calling for applications for the Editor-in-Chief and Deputy Editor positions
- Claim this space: Send us your story ideas
What is the difference between a cat and a comma? A cat has claws at the end of its paws, and the comma is a pause and the end of a clause.
For reading addicts
And don’t forget to take our poll this month: Is your library offering curbside pickup and, if so, what’s your turnaround time?