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.
We’re trying something new this month: An online panel discussion on the need for the MLIS.
In addition to this foray into a new way to talk with each other, we also have a number of features that look at Finnish library programs, Indigenous-federal relations, being a new manager, and creative card-making for students, which is an InsideOCULA article.
Plus, Readers’ advisory is back along with the latest installment of Wildcard*, a new grad’s journey in the job market.
Here are the articles, in the order that they are published:
Why did the Romanian stop reading? To give their Bucharest!
- Librarians require an MLIS: True or false?
- Finnish public libraries integrate diverse services to support equity and inclusion
- Wildcard*: Solving the child care riddle
- Connecting students to seniors: channelling exam stress into creative card-making at U of T Libraries
- Readers’ advisory: “What are you reading?”
- Three pieces of advice for new managers
- Taking responsibility: An information-seeking journey to understanding Indigenous-federal relations
Finally, find out what Andrea Cecchetto (OLA president) and Shelagh Paterson (OLA executive director) think about our collective goals and priorities for 2020. And please take our poll: Along with our panellists, you can vote on whether librarians should have an MLIS or not!
Joke: For reading addicts