Resources

Our collection of resources is designed to help all library workers find resources and information they need to better understand the dynamics of mental health in a professional capacity. We strive to provide resources that are accessible to all, regardless of their position within the field.

This page is a work-in-progress; help us expand it by emailing us your favorite resources at reserveandrenew@gmail.com!

Blog Posts, Online Articles, and E-Journals

Five Pieces of Advice for Grad Students Dealing with Mental Illness by Jill Richardson

Jumping into the Deep: Imposter Syndrome, Defining Success, and the New Librarian by Sajni Lacey and Melanie Parlette-Stewart

Librarianship as Mothering and Other Cries for Help by Ashley Roach-Freiman

The Mental Health Issue of Voices: Topics in Canadian Librarianship

Reasons to Be Cheerful, a positive news website

Self-Compassion.org

When Does Burnout Begin? by Jade Geary and Brittany Hickey

Social Media Accounts, Groups, and Organizations

Academic Mental Health Collective

@MindfulinLIS on Twitter, an account dedicated to the practice of mindfulness for library workers

Renewers on Facebook, a group for those who are experiencing  or have experienced burnout and low morale in libraries

Tools, Trainings, and Guides

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Primer

Finding a Therapist

Free Guided Meditations

Mental Health Apps

SKY Meditation Courses

University Health Services: Dealing with Stress in Grad School from Berkeley University

Books

Cultivating Civility: Practical Ways to Improve a Dysfunctional Library
authors: Jo Henry, Joe Eshleman, Richard Moniz

The Psychology of Librarianship
authors: Lynn Gullickson Spencer, Leanne VandeCreek, and H Stephen Wright

Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others
authors: Laura van Dernoot Lipsky and Connie Burk

Academic Articles

Academic Librarians’ Experiences and Perceptions on Mental Illness Stigma and the Workplace
by Erin Burns and Kristin E.C. Green

Taking Care of Yourself: Stress and the Librarian
by Roxanne Myers Spencer

Videos and Multimedia

Courageous Leadership, the keynote address from the 2019 Boston Library Consortium Networking Day
Presented by DeEtta Jones

Meditation Music, created by Prabin Dangol

Zines

Fan Club’s Zine #11: Mental Health

Mental Health Zines compiled by zine librarians