Larry Thompson is the master printer in the Carleton University Library Book Arts Lab—a professional doing non-traditional work in an academic library.
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.
“Beginning November 1, Macmillan Publishers is restricting library access to new e-books, causing long wait times for some titles.”
It’s been six months since I finished my master’s degree and I’ve been applying for work ever since. Recent job-vacancy stats indicate, however, it can be hard to find work in the information sector.
Beginning a new library position can often be a difficult endeavour; we are never sure what to fully expect when beginning a new role.
I used to feel frustrated when assisting patrons with their genealogical queries, partly because I lacked adequate training. But this subject can be mastered with formal and informal training.
Valentina Ly has two part-time jobs in the Sinai Health System.
This column features professionals who have traditional library and information training but have taken a “road less travelled” by applying their knowledge and skills in unexpected ways or places.
While information as a strategic resource is not a new concept, information warfare (IW) is a relatively recent term.
Lately, being an administrator for a public library in Ontario has been a pretty grim proposition, but a recent experience has left me hopeful.
What’s the connection between libraries and murder? Have you ever noticed how often murders are solved by library staff, are committed by librarians or occur in a library? Rudi Denham offers a selection of books from the crime genre that involve libraries/librarians.
Rhea Smith is the Chair of the OLA Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.
People often think of librarianship as a financially lucrative career, but with many libraries now offering only part-time hours and irregular shifts, it is very possible to become a working-poor librarian.