Promoting well-being in Library services

13th December 2018
(Registration 1.45-2.00)
Senate House, London
We live in a 24/7 culture where library services are open longer, and library staff and users can access information at any time.

  • How can we seek to promote calm and mental and physical well-being?
  • What practical steps can be taken to promote a more positive environment?

On 13th December ALISS (Association of Librarians and Information Professionals in the Social Sciences) will be holding a half-day conference on promoting mental health and well-being among library users and staff.

The speakers will provide case studies of their methods and experiences. Delegates will have an opportunity to discuss the approaches, challenges and implications of how to make positive changes in the own library and information settings.

Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be provided.

Aliss members free
Non-members £20 email Heather Dawson

Speakers will include:

Exam Plus: A collaborative approach to promoting well-being at Keele
Claire Smith, Principal Library Assistant, Keele University
Assessment periods are often a stressful time for students and it is so important to ensure that they have an effective support network. As the Library is one of the few services open 24/7 on campus, it can often be the main point of contact for students feeling vulnerable. This presentation aims to give insight into the Exam Plus initiative, from its initial proposal to the present day. It will highlight the successes and challenges of working as part of a cross-departmental team with particular focus on the impact for the Library.

Short night against procrastination
Kerstin Treder, Information Specialist, Aston University
Will provide insight into this special event that included sessions for staff and students) on yoga, mindfulness and more to help them stay ahead and cope while studying

Health and wellbeing in the workplace
Paul Dockerty, Learning and Wellbeing Partner, Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass)