Kelli Van Buskirk

Meet one of OLA’s 5,000 members. An interview with random OLA member #33: Kelli Van Buskirk, Acquisitions, Adult Department, North

Kelli Babcock

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

Pokémon GO! 7 Ways a Library Took on a Phenomenon

Did you get caught up in Pokémon GO! fever? While the pace was frantic, Halifax Public Libraries was

The Right ‘Man’ For The Job?

I am a big fan of titles which have question marks in them. The most important element of

Investing in RA: Skill-Building Strategies

It’s one of the skills all library staff should know, but few are truly comfortable with: readers’ advisory.

The Case for Free Flow Book Exchange

In education we often use IF, THEN statements to guide changes to our programming and practice. IF I

InsideOCULA Newsletter: December 2016

Well, you know what they say—winter is coming.  If recent weather hasn’t consistently shown it, as final assignments

New Librarians Symposium: Special Issue

The New Librarians Symposium (NLS) happened on Friday, June 24th at Ryerson University. In this special issue of

NLS: By the Numbers

This Special Issue of Open Shelf consists of eight articles reflecting on the New Librarians Symposium held in

What’s the Deal With NLS Anyway?

The genesis of the New Librarians Symposium happened—as all decisions to hold a brand new, medium-size event do—after

“Honest and Relatable in a Sincere Way”: Reflections from NLS Attendees

We asked three NLS attendees to reflect on their day. Here is some of what they said: What

NLS Revealed: Our Top Five Surprises

It was challenging to parse through all of the ideas and conversations from NLS and distill them into

Notes from the Field: Examining Issues in the Profession

As part of NLS’s registration process we invited attendees to choose a few topics that they would be

“Nobody Dies”: Some Advice for New Professionals

We asked mid- and late-career information professionals what advice they would give themselves as a new librarian. Here

Moving Forward: A Reflection on Lessons Learned

As to be expected with organizing an event for the first time, there was much for us to