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What’s involved with being an editor for a multiauthor volume?

Sharing our professional knowledge and experience through writing is something we value collectively as a profession. We have found that being the editor (or editors) on a collaborative project is a meaningful way to contribute to the literature related to our work and research in addition to strengthening our professional skillset(s).
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Madelaina DePace

Madelaina DePace is a cataloguer for the Thames Valley District School Board in London, and previously worked cataloguing derived records at the University of…

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Tiffany Ribeiro

Tiffany Ribeiro has been a Circulation and News Technician at the Ontario Legislative Library for three-and-a-half years after graduating from Seneca College’s Library and…

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Sara Holder

Sara Holder is Associate Professor and Head of Research and Information Services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library. Prior to joining the…

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Open Shelf

What’s new in Open Shelf: December 2020

Dear Santa, We’re the Open Shelf editorial team. Our favourite things to do are to engage with our friends in the OLA community. We write, we provide feedback, we get creative with pictures and tweets, we play tag all the time, and just basically have lots of fun. We’ll be snuggled at home during the holiday season, hopefully taking a break from work but still dreaming of new stories we can tell in Open Shelf in 2021. Although this has been a crazy year—the “Year of COVID”—we’ve still been able to play with our Open Shelf contributors and they have sent us lots of great stories to print in the magazine.
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Needs-based public libraries

The thinking of Comrade F. Dobler from the early 20th century remains relevant and even prescient: those who need open access to information may be those who are fundamentally excluded from public libraries.
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