Forest of Reading programs

The Forest of Reading programs designed by the Ontario Library Association promotes Canadian literature for young readers, their teachers, school-librarians, public librarians, authors, illustrators, and publishers.  Check out this blog, CanLit for Little Canadians, to find out more about the programs and the books they have nominated for awards.

Tell it Slant: the Fiddlehead’s annual writing contest

This is your final reminder that the deadline for the Fiddlehead's 25th annual writing contest is December 1, 2015.  Poetry and short fiction.  See their website for details!

Study habits in the Library–do you prefer digital pages or print?

digital or print for studying? Now that many course documents are available on Moodle, Blackboard or other formats, why are so many students choosing to print their course notes and powerpoint presentations?  Is there something to this choice? It turns out that there are differences in reading comprehension-- discussed in this study by Anne Mangen … Continue reading Study habits in the Library–do you prefer digital pages or print?

Designing Libraries

If you happen to have an interest in architecture and libraries, the website 'Designing Libraries' will give much food for thought.  The Netherlands has a library with an indoor garden, the Kitchener, ON Public Library has won the Ontario Library Association Library Building Award, and a Chinese architect has created what must be one of … Continue reading Designing Libraries

A Library Matter of Genocide

A Library Matter of Genocide.  This is an article written by Michael Dudley about a controversy at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, revolving around their "unequal and imbalanced treatment of genocides".  A recent article in the Winnipeg Free Press shows that the museum may have been directed to remove or downplay references … Continue reading A Library Matter of Genocide

Bill C-51 and library record privacy

The Patriot Act in the US allows government agencies to obtain your personal library account information.  In this article in the Nation it is stated that "Under the Patriot Act, the government can demand library records via a secret court order and without probable cause that the information is related to a suspected terrorist plot. … Continue reading Bill C-51 and library record privacy

Library Publishing Coalition – Academic Research Publishing Services

The Library Publishing Coalition is an independent, community-led membership association that promotes publishing services in academic and research libraries.  Among other activities, the LPC advocates for libraries by helping them show faculty members, students, staffers, and other parts of the university community the value of their publishing programs. Maybe you're a professor who has an … Continue reading Library Publishing Coalition – Academic Research Publishing Services