Summer reading

Summer is often when we allow ourselves extra time for reading, so the Open Shelf editing team thought you might like a

A year in tweets

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to access the latest articles from Open Shelf? Just

Canada 150: Diversity & library schools

In 1867, library schools as we know them had not yet been founded. Diversity was not formally defined

Reconciliation paths: CFLA-FCAB TRC report

“In order to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation, the Truth

RIMMFing: RDA cataloguing sans MARC

Author, title, publisher, year of publication—that’s all the bibliographic description needed to find an item, right? Maybe for

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

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

Coast to Coast to Coast: Digital File-Based Workflows at the CBC

On a busy day, the phone (yes, an actual telephone) would ring off the hook and, heart pounding,

Different Views of “aboutness”: Rise of the Machines?

We all see things a little differently. Unique perspectives can help to feed curiosity and innovation. But in

Bravery in Collaboration

Working in libraries we must be brave. Bravery can come in many forms – the socially conscious books

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