Would it be possible to distribute our call for participants for an
upcoming edition of Voices: Themes in Canadian Librarianship on LIS
and Mental Health for Librarianship.ca?
Call for Articles: LIS and Mental Health
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2017
Publication: January 2018
Librarianship.ca invites articles for an upcoming theme issue of
Voices: Topics in Canadian Librarianship on LIS and Mental Health.
Mental Health is a theme that continues to grow and evolve in LIS
practice. As the attempt to abolish mental health stigma increases and
access to community resources and partnerships grows stronger, the
sharing of experiences of information professionals, either personally
or with respect to patrons, lends to best practices for training and
the implementation of polices and programming. We are soliciting
articles that reflect the theme of LIS and Mental Health both in the
context of library and information management professionals and our
There is a strong interest in articles that:
- Focus on experiences with mental health in the context of Canadian
- Discuss how public, academic, or special libraries and archives in
Canada aid employees or users with mental health and wellness concerns
- Discuss approaches to mental health training and support for
Canadian library workers
- Discuss the roles and boundaries that LIS professionals face when
engaging with patrons that are experiencing mental health concerns
- Articulate standards and best practices in approaching both worker
and user mental health and wellness concerns
For more information, contact the theme editor:
Sarah Edgar, MLIS
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- Articles should be 1,000 to 1,500 words in length – graphics can be
- Articles should be written in a style accessible to practitioners.
Overly complex, purely research-oriented, or theoretical treatments
Please submit your article to Sarah Edgar by December 31, 2017.
I have attached the call as well as included it in the body of the text!
Thank you for your time and effort,