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.
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.