Promoting well-being in Library services


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

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 gave insight into the Exam Plus initiative, from its initial proposal to the present day. It highlighted  the successes and challenges of working as part of a cross-departmental team with particular focus on the impact for the Library.

Library Study Night
Kerstin Treder, Information Specialist, Aston University
provided 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)