Academia & Publishing

Library Community Gives Back: 2023 Webinar Speakers’ Charity Picks

From clean water and medical aid to animal welfare and deforestation: Librarians are committed to many causes beyond the walls of their institutions. That much is clear from the charities chosen by the expert speakers in our quarterly librarians’ webinar series.

Academia & Publishing

From Error to Excellence: Embracing Mistakes in Library Practice

Everyone makes mistakes. Few would disagree with this statement, yet many still shy away from discussing what went wrong and why – especially in a professional setting such as a library. To challenge this stigma, four interviewees reflect on their own professional blunders and why it’s more sensible to acknowledge them than to deny their existence.

Arts & Humanities

Zwischen Apokalypse und Wachstumsillusion: Warum wir neue Hoffnung brauchen

In der ökologischen Krise zeigen sich allzu deutlich die Grenzen des auf Wachstum basierenden Wohlstands. Doch während die politische Linke in Verzweiflung und die Rechte in blindem Optimismus verharrt, wächst in der Zivilgesellschaft eine neue demokratische Hoffnung.

Science & Technology

What Is First Nations Chemistry and Why Is It Important?

Aboriginal knowledge of Australia’s natural materials, accumulated over tens of thousands of years, has too often been overshadowed by Western science. By bringing together Indigenous and Western-trained chemists, we can create shared knowledge that benefits all – while promoting greater respect for Indigenous wisdom in the academic world.