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.
We have a wide-range of things for you to read as we all return to work after the long Canada Day weekend.
It seems appropriate to start with the first in our reflections on Canada at 150. Dr Toni Samek, chair of the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta, discusses diversity and library schools.
The latest Library IT Crowd column interviews Jonathan Younker about his role at Brock University.
Also included is the latest jam-packed issue of Inside OCULA with topics including maps, stories, games, research and collaboration.
We hope you enjoy it all and please do let us know what you think.