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What’s new in Open Shelf: July 2021

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.
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Dave Hook

Dave Hook is the Manager, Information Technology at Milton Public Library. He has programmed in Assembly Language and lived to tell about it.

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The Feature Image For Asian Canadian Identity: A Reading List

Asian Canadian identity: A reading list

I have the great privilege of being old, and as a Chinese Canadian librarian, I have assembled this reading list of sources that have helped me grapple with questions of my own identity as an Asian Canadian. I hope this reading list helps the next generation with their struggles to be seen.
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Becoming The University Of Toronto Music Library

Harvey Olnick Rare Book Room

The Harvey Olnick Rare Book Room at the University of Toronto Music Library contains over 2,600 volumes that exemplify the history of music, music editing, performing and printing—from liturgical manuscripts and early printed treatises to first editions of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Gershwin. Its namesake, Harvey Olnick was formative to its collection's development.
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Brandi Gillette

Brandi is the Community Librarian at Halton Hills Public Library. As a Community Librarian, she is responsible for building and growing partnerships with local…

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Becoming The University Of Toronto Music Library

Supporting equity, diversity and inclusion at the University of Toronto Music Library

Over the past year, members of the University of Toronto Music Library team have taken on significant projects to change how the Library operates and the resources they provide. This month, Tegan Niziol will outline the Library’s initiatives to engage in an active effort to increase equity, diversity and inclusion in the support we provide for music studies.
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