Trends … here & around the world

Featuring trends and happenings in information institutions at home and abroad.

Small Communities Making and Trying

Where is the one place you could go to have fun with a 3D printer or horseback ride

Class and librarianship

The current crisis of capitalism has led to the renewed interest in Marxism and its core categories of

Ben Shaw

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

Indigenous knowledge practices

If you are interested in Indigenous collections, history and approaches to the work done by archivists, librarians and

Good to Great

“Good is the enemy of great. And that is one of the key reasons why we have so

That Feeling When

Amanda Etches is an Associate Chief Librarian at the University of Guelph Library. You can find more of her writings

Ten Wordless Picture Books to Promote Language Development

It may seem strange that a book with no words can help a child develop language … but

Equity & Social Justice in the Library Learning Commons

I read an interesting tweet recently about transforming the perception of school libraries from a warehouse for books

InsideOCULA newsletter: February 2017

So, this is goodbye: after joining the InsideOCULA editorial team in 2012 and moving through the ranks, so

Farewell … and Welcome

With this release of Open Shelf I’m stepping down as Editor-in-Chief. When introducing Open Shelf in August 2014

Begin as You Mean to Go On

My mother, a teacher-librarian at the end of her career, left a great legacy: Pithy principles by which