In this month’s issue of Open Shelf, we feature conversation about anti-racist practices in librarys, encouraging community during COVID and picturebooks that deal with difficult subjects honestly and effectively. Read on for these and much more!
What’s New in Open Shelf? is a Table of Contents of sorts. Open Shelf publishes when we have compelling new material. Every two weeks is our plan.
In this release we feature successful tweeting, effective systems, video art, and a national voice.
If everyone is tweeting way is it to hard to get it right? Megan Sioui and Kristen Lemay to the rescue with “Let’s Give Them Something to Tweet About: Applying Best Practices at Western Libraries.”
Libraries have “systems” for everything (e.g. policies, procedures, rules, methods), John Pateman considers them in “Systems“and finds many wanting.
How do visual artists see “information”? Robin Bergart was curious and the result is “Dredging a Wake: An Interview with Video Artist Jenn E. Norton.”
And finally, in “A National Voice for Libraries“, I editorialize about the importance of reinventing the Canadian Library Association.
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