News from Nowhere: The Needs Based Library

In too many workplaces people are unhappy and alienated from what they do. This has a negative impact

Why Do We Do What We Do?

Like everything else in the library world, library jobs have changed considerably in recent years. One just has

Michelle Goodridge

Meet one of OLA’s 5,000 members. An interview with random OLA member #30: Michelle Goodridge. If you’re both a

Jessica Veldman

Welcome to The Library IT Crowd – a new column brought to you by the Ontario Library and

Minecraft and 3D Printing Meet at St. Thomas Public Library

Are your library patrons interested in Minecraft? Do you need some inspiration on how to integrate Minecraft into

The Trouble with Twee

Twee: excessively or affectedly quaint, pretty, or sentimental (Oxford, 2015) For the past year, I’ve been giving a

Making an Inadequate Budget Do Extraordinary Things

With no development charges, a very low population base spread over a huge area of land, and the

Using Islandora to Build Digital Collections

We came together for the 2016 OLA SuperConference to discuss the different ways that our institutions are using

Open Access, Culture, and Modeling the Way

I believe gobsmacked is the word I’m looking for. David Lewis, Dean of the University Library at Indiana

It’s Not Easy Being Green: Sustainability at Huntsville Public Library

I left university with a BSc in biology and geography ready to take on the world. I had

Textbooks for Change: Creating an Impact with Used Textbooks

“One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.” In 2013, that became more than just an old saying for

Loan Stars – A New RA Tool for Library Staff

Have you heard about Loan Stars? Wondering what all the fuss is about? Loan Stars is a new