There are signs of spring at the library! March 5 our seed library launches, great March break activities are coming and migrant worker welcome kits are being collected. These kits are a wonderful way to thank migrant farm workers in the community and you can put kits together or purchase them pre-filled. Either way, your contribution is much appreciated.
This past year, we made good inroads getting to know migrant workers and identifying the services and information they need. Under the guidance of Community Engagement Coordinator, Debbie Krause, Mariana van Berkum was hired with a Young Canada Works grant. As Migrant Worker Resource Assistant, Mariana researched the needs of local migrant workers and came up with solutions. Her final report is here.
Mariana had help from Student Page and fourth-year Brock University political science student, Max Roberts Ramos. Max has worked with us as Library Page, Technology Tutor and Digitization Assistant over the last six years. His work with migrant farm workers inspired a paper for POLI 4P16: Global Migration you can read here.
It’s good to see signs of spring and great to see people and magazines returning to the library. Nonfiction and investigative reporting are favorites of mine, so I love seeing print magazines back. The Jan/Feb edition of The Walrus is full of great articles including Tomorrow’s News about the predicted death of journalism. It’s an important and timely look at journalism which has a long history in NOTL and is going strong here with three local papers.
You’ll find print versions of The Walrus on the shelf and an incredible selection of e-magazines and e-newspapers here. Keep reading for this month’s new fiction and non-fiction titles and a look at our new Binge Boxsets; one theme and six movies in a box.