100 Essential Female Writers

"Since its inaugural year in 1948, the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction has been awarded to a woman 18 times. America's National Book Award, launched in 1950, shares the same number, while the Man Booker, beginning in 1969, boasts 16. As of February 2018, that makes the number of times one of these prestigious literary awards … Continue reading 100 Essential Female Writers

Selkirk College Student Fights for International Justice in The Hague

"After landing a dream internship in the Netherlands, Geographic Information Systems Program student Karen Godbout is now using her education and skills to help the fight against the worst international crimes and help bring justice to the victims. Karen Godbout’s motivation to apply her learning to help make a difference internationally was spurred by a … Continue reading Selkirk College Student Fights for International Justice in The Hague

Freedom to Read Week February 25 – March 3, 2018

"Freedom to read can never be taken for granted. Even in Canada, a free country by world standards, books and magazines are banned at the border. Books are removed from the shelves in Canadian libraries, schools and bookstores every day. Free speech on the Internet is under attack. Few of these stories make headlines, but … Continue reading Freedom to Read Week February 25 – March 3, 2018

The Dialectic of Library Values

"This is one of the difficulties involved in framing library values; it could be argued that values, if specific enough (and they need to be specific), are outdated almost as soon as they are set down. But another, more egregious problem, is that organizational values - especially those of a state institution - have to … Continue reading The Dialectic of Library Values