This column showcases diversity in library work in Ontario by introducing Open Shelf readers to library staff from around the province. This month, we feature the work of law librarian Harneet Kukreja.
We can use Reader’s Advisory to both ensure that our communities feel seen and that they discover new voices and cultures by working on polices, merchandising, book lists, and handselling.
Two Japanese professionals on the role that libraries and museums in Japan can play in promoting the knowledge and cultures of the Ainu People.
This column showcases diversity in library work in Ontario by introducing Open Shelf readers to library staff from around the province.
Are there hard-and-fast rules for libraries engaged with LGBTQ+ communities? While there are areas where there should be clear guidance, there are others where context is more important.
Angela Henshilwood, OCULA President, introduces herself and discusses the need for more conversations about white supremacy and the lack of diversity in librarianship.
Valentina Ly has two part-time jobs in the Sinai Health System.
A blank canvas: Something that's empty or undecorated. A blank canvas hasn't been drawn or painted on yet—it's clean and unmarked. For now.
The annual Thunder Bay Diversity Breakfast fulfills a very specific mission: To work towards an inclusive, equitable community free of racism and discrimination of any kind.
A conversation between Rashed Ahmad and Todd Kyle that offers two perspectives on inclusivity as it relates to the library world.
Open for all? offers a “think piece“ rather than an intellectual analysis. Columnist John Pateman shares his personal observations on issues and his columns…
Because whiteness functions as normative and invisible, it is often very difficult for white people specifically to see whiteness.
Arvind Singh is the chair of the OLA Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Committee and works at the Hamilton Public Library.