To have a degree or not to have a degree? That is indeed the question … for our panellists and also clearly for many of us in the library profession. Join us for our live panel discussion.
I have worked in the library world for 25 years, with all sorts of managers, and have a perhaps unique perspective on leadership styles. Here are my three best pieces of advice for new managers.
Asking somebody what they are reading is a simple but loaded question, particularly when responding to an adult: We have the right to different tastes and reading choices.
Unpacking an "abrogation of responsibility" by looking at governance and into the tensions between the Indian Act and rights created under both the Constitution of Canada and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
A friend and I are both looking for work in libraries and expect to work evening and weekend shifts. We both have children who need adequate child care while we're at work.
Finnish public libraries are mandated to provide equal access to materials and services for all citizens, and staff are pushing the boundaries of how access is defined, by widening the scope of service offerings.
Quantifying the social value of public institutions can be challenging and contentious given that standard business metrics may not capture the value of intangible social rewards.
Larry Thompson is the master printer in the Carleton University Library Book Arts Lab—a professional doing non-traditional work in an academic library.
Helping others discover their familial roots had exposed an issue in my own family that I realized I needed to address: Finding my own roots.
Smokii Sumac is a talented Ktunaxa poet, and recently, we talked about gender, the land and more.
The characters from the 1968 musical Hair send us a clear political message: My hair, your hair, our hair belongs to us alone. And yet in public spaces such as the workplace, our hair seems to belong to others. In this article, Rhea talks about the unique challenges she has as a woman of African descent, regarding how she wears her hair at work.
Can we open our doors to all points of view and also say that our libraries are safe spaces? I think not.
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