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Call for Articles – <em>Voices</em> Theme Issue on Librarianship and Refugees

Call for Articles – Voices Theme Issue on Librarianship and Refugees

June 20, 2020 invites articles for an upcoming theme issue of Voices: Topics in Canadian Librarianship on Librarianship and Refugees.

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2020
Publication: December 2020

December 10, 2020 is the fifth anniversary of the arrival of the first of 99 flights bringing Syrian refugees to more than 250 communities in Canada as part of the #WelcomeRefugees Initiative. By February 2016, these 25,000 individuals would join countless others who have come to Canada over the years to escape war, violence or persecution and abuse.

Canada is the place where millions of journeys ended and millions of new journeys and stories began.

How have libraries, archives, and museums and members of our professional community helped (or hindered) in those stories?

How do we (or can we) help in the telling of those stories? In the recording and those stories?

We are soliciting articles that look at the experiences of our organizations and of information professionals and refugees.

Topics of Interest Include (but are not limited to):

  • Partnerships with service provider organizations
  • Lessons learned from programs or services that didn’t work as expected
  • Historical perspectives
  • Views from our partners
  • Stories from members of our community who arrived in Canada as refugees
  • Challenges and opportunities in our collections
  • Programs and services offered for Syrian refugees

For more information, contact the theme editor:

Beth Goslett

Submission Guidelines:

  • Articles can be 500 to 1,500 words in length – photos and other images are encouraged.
  • Articles can be from a professional, personal, reflective or data driven perspective, written in a way that is accessible to practitioners.

Please submit your article to by November 1, 2020.

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