Media Literacy

Information access has exploded in the last 20 years. With the advent of broadband internet, smartphones and social networking, we have at our fingertips an amount of information that would boggle the minds of librarians a century earlier. This fact is truly a mixed blessing. Early excitement about the democratic and liberating effect of easily... Continue Reading →

“Why Libraries?”

When I was finishing my undergraduate years at Lakehead in 2015, I had a conversation with a fellow student about my decision to enter the Masters of Library and Information Studies program at the University of Alberta. He then asked me a question that has recurred in various forms and from various people in the... Continue Reading →

What’s a backlist?

Backlist books are all those books that aren't newly published.  Most of our favourite books come from publisher's backlists and in time it's where all the new books go too.  Here we've collected (and are continuing to collect) some of our favourite backlist titles available at your library.

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