ACRL e-Learning Webcast: Student Wellness and Libraries

Join ACRL for the interactive e-Learning webcast, “Student Wellness and Libraries: Contributing to to Students Success through the Promotion of Digital Wellness, Activity, and Peer Support,” on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. The webcast will be held from 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (Eastern) | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central) | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain) | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific).

Academic libraries are expanding their service offerings to include student wellness initiatives. While some of these activities have a long history, there has been a noticeable upsurge in the number and range of initiatives as manifestations of mental health issues and awareness of students’ mental health challenges have increased. This interactive webcast will bring together presenters with expertise in three types of wellness and students success initiatives: Physical Activity, Digital Wellness, and Peer Support. The presenters will share what they learned from engaging deeply with these projects, bringing in examples from their libraries and their research, and they will comment on what they see as the future of wellness programming in academic libraries.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will develop general knowledge of wellness and mental health issues for post-secondary students.
  • Participants will understand how library programming can address wellness issues.
  • Participants will recognize elements that contribute to the success of wellness programs.

Moderators
Sara Holder, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Amber Lannon, University Librarian, Carleton College

Presenters
Kimberly Fama, Reference Librarian at University of British Columbia
Cassie Gilpin, Manager of the Canaccord Learning Commons, UBC Sauder School of Business
Christina Sylka, Head Librarian of the David Lam Library and Canaccord Learning Commons at the University of British Columbia
Julia Feerrar, Head, Digital Literacy Initiatives at the University Libraries, Virginia Tech
Noah Lenstra, Assistant Professor of Library and Information Studies, University of North Carolina Greensboro

How to Register
Complete details and registration materials are available online. Group registration and other discounts are available. Contact Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org with questions