Pandemic: (Of a disease) prevalent over a whole country or the world…and a magazine. Again, we feature stories that capture our experiences during this “time of COVID-19”: articles about our resilience and capacity to be innovative while coping with the complete disruption of our work lives and services as well as stories that emphasize the real need for the public services that institutions such as libraries provide. The individual and collective benefits of these services are not only practical (e.g., access to printing) but also emotional and psychological.
The LivingWorks Start program for suicide intervention is worth doing because a greater understanding of how to support someone who is thinking of completing suicide might help save a life.
The Ontario Library Association is seeking a deputy editor for Open Shelf, its online magazine. This two-year term will begin October 1, 2020.
The Ontario Library Association is seeking an editor-in-chief for Open Shelf, its online magazine. This two-year term will begin February 1, 2021.
A team at the University of Alberta (UAlberta) Library in Edmonton, Alberta has created an OER in Pressbooks to support students learning to use the American Psychological Association academic style.
Working from home has been a necessity during the pandemic and it can be expensive. Maybe public policy makers need to think more carefully about how essential services are defined in a public health crisis.
We can use Reader’s Advisory to both ensure that our communities feel seen and that they discover new voices and cultures by working on polices, merchandising, book lists, and handselling.
Teaching in a virtual environment is challenging, particularly when we depend on others to provide basic support, such as screen sharing. Evan our love for technology cannot overcome some disruptions.
In this on-going series, we feature the work being done Canadian school library learning commons. This month spotlights the work of Jane Dennis-Moore, who works in the Peel District School Board. Jane is an incredible advocate for student voice and embedding creativity into her library practice.
Two Japanese professionals on the role that libraries and museums in Japan can play in promoting the knowledge and cultures of the Ainu People.
Core tech services such as internet connectivity and access to computing devices are crucial to those people who do not have an alternate means of access in their local communities.
In Library Land, the pandemic has exposed inherent fragilities including discriminatory class and race based practices. In turn, these praxis reveal that public libraries have a history of being agents of social control and exclusion.
Kat Drennan-Scace is a branch manager at the Hamilton Public Library.