Supporting Students in the Stacks: Student Mental Health

Supporting Students in the Stacks: Student Mental Health
All times listed are in Eastern time.

You can access the recording of this session on the OCULA Events and Professional Development page here:

In recent years, many reports, articles and news stories have emerged related to students’ mental health needs and concerns on post-secondary campuses. And during this time, universities and colleges have responded with student mental health frameworks, as well as additional resources and services to address this growing need. But what can libraries do to help students in this area? In this webinar, librarians from various institutions in Ontario outline some of the initiatives and services they have developed in response to this growing need of student mental health and wellness resources on campus, and how students are benefitting from these services and spaces within the library.

You will learn:
1. The importance of addressing student mental health and wellness at the post-secondary level.

2. The variety of ideas regarding resources and services to address students’ mental health and well-being to put into practice at their library.

3. The additional resources or campus groups they can consult or partner with to create student mental health and well-being initiatives at the library.

About the presenters: 

Kathleen Schaeffer, Outreach and Instructional Services Librarian, University of Toronto
Jennifer Theissen, Liaison Librarian, Brock University 

About the OCULA Free Webinar Series:

Within such a diverse sector, it can be difficult to keep up to date on all of the issues that arise. In response to the challenges faced by those working in libraries, and in an effort to share knowledge and increase awareness on current topics in academic libraries, we have developed a series of free webinars. 

Over the next year, OCULA will be partnering with experts on a variety of topics to offer four free webinars on topics that we think are important to librarians and library staff. 
In these webinars, several presenters will come together to share their unique perspectives on a topic with the audience. From exploring core theories to applications in practice, our presenters will share how academic library staff can get involved as well as discuss the challenges that they might encounter.
3/3/2020 12:00 PM - 3/3/2020 1:00 PM

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