Hi there,

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

Call for Articles: LIS and Mental Health

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2017
Publication: January 2018 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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Submission Guidelines:
- 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  
aren’t appropriate.

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,
Sarah Edgar