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The original 8Rs Canadian Library Human Resources Study conducted in 2003-2004 arose in response to a growing perception in the community that libraries would be facing mass retirements within the next 5 to 15 years. In contemplating the breadth of retirements and in conducting preliminary...
A Manual of Library Desk Practice as practised at The Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine or Zen in the Art of LibrarianshipDownload
Preface: This document is intended to be helpful to Library Assistants and others who have tours of duty at the library’s Enquiry Desk. The manual attempts to combine simplicity with completeness, an admittedly foolhardy aim. It is a grass-roots document, in the sense that it is written ‘from...
Conference presentation at 2016 ABC Copyright Conference, May 27. Digitizing and sharing materials online makes our cultural heritage more accessible, supporting the dissemination of knowledge and the public good. Navigating related copyright issues, however, can weigh heavily on the...
In my presentation I explore the grey area between censorship in terms of banning books, and reconciliation. I will be using the children’s novel The King’s Daughter by Suzanne Martel as a case study. The King’s Daughter was published in 1981 and is the story of a French orphan who chooses to...
Environmental ecosystems are complex. Evaluating only one aspect of an ecosystem, does not provide a true measure of its impact. The same is true for information literacy. To evaluate information literacy goals only in a class setting, without taking into account other factors, does not provide...
This is journal article I wrote in 2007 and published in the now-defunct Library Student Journal. This is the text as I managed to save it before the journal folded, so there's no formatting. I just wanted to get this in a repository.
Presentation given at the Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition, Oct. 31 - Nov. 5, 2016. Abstract: In April of 2014, the University of Alberta Libraries (UAL) made a major shift in how we acquire monographs, moving from a distributed, subject selector-focused, slip-based...
The article presents an article by Kathleen de la Peña McCook entitled \"Workplace Speech in Libraries and Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.\" Her article adopts a policy which says everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression. This human right includes...