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.
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.
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.
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…
White middle class professional library values can create an unlevel playing field for Indigenous organizations and individuals. How? By privileging one world view over another.
Arvind Singh is the chair of the OLA Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Committee and works at the Hamilton Public Library.
As members of the OLA Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, we choose our words carefully.
It seems entirely proper that people about whom the words are used can also have a say in how they like to be described and referred to.
As for librarians of colour, a focus on whiteness is very beneficial. I found this true for myself and I got a great response from librarians of colour.