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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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Tegan Niziol

Tegan Niziol  is a fourth-year PhD candidate in musicology at the University of Toronto. She earned her Bachelor of Music (2014) and Bachelor of…

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Open Shelf: Unconference Issue

Call for submissions: July unconference issue

Open Shelf is proud to announce that our upcoming July issue will have a special theme: The Open Shelf Unconference Issue! Inspired by these participant-led and organized conferences, we want to encourage innovative and engaging discussion and dynamic topics which are dictated by contributors' interests.
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A Stylized Painting Of Children Celebrating Their Diversity

Weeding as an anti-racist practice: A conversation with Dr. Monica Eileen Patterson

Collection management is an important component of library work in part because the materials on our shelves reflect our deepest cultural beliefs and experiences. I am learning from my colleague, Dr. Monica Eileen Patterson, withdrawing some of Dr. Seuss' books from publication is the right thing to do because children should not be exposed to racist imagery and stereotypes. And yet, there may be times when we might still need access to some of these texts in order to understand how racism operates in our communities.
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What's New?

What’s New In Open Shelf: May 2021

It seems as though spring has truly sprung by this point in the month, with the warmth and sun finally showing themselves after what was a difficult winter for many. With the sun comes a promise of togetherness, if not now then soon. It conjures visions of sitting outside, perhaps in a park, perhaps in your backyard with a friend or loved one you have not been able to see in far too long and of catching up with one another. 
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