June 25, 2024

Amidst the profound challenges to mental health posed by the pandemic, libraries play a vital role in promoting student wellbeing and supporting the whole university approach to mental health. Watch the webinar recording below for an exploration of how collection development strategies can serve as powerful tools in fostering mental wellness within academic communities. This webinar delves into innovative approaches to curating collections that address the diverse mental health needs of students, faculty, and researchers, empowering them to thrive in pursuit of academic success and holistic wellbeing.

Key discussion points:

  • Understanding the landscape: Explore the evolving mental health landscape within universities, examining the impact of the pandemic on the wellbeing of academic communities.
  • Harnessing collection development: Discover practical strategies for leveraging collection development to meet the escalating demand for mental health resources and services, ensuring accessibility and relevance.
  • Collaborative frameworks: Learn how collaborative efforts between library professionals and stakeholders from various university departments can enhance the integration of mental wellness initiatives into the academic ecosystem.
  • Inclusive practices: Gain insights into inclusive collection development practices informed by principles of diversity, equity, and cultural sensitivity, tailored to meet the needs of diverse library users.


  • Kimberly Bryce, Resource Librarian (Acquisitions and Collections), Sir Alex Ferguson Library, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Andrew Knight, Acquisitions and Content Services Manager, Abdus Salam Library, Imperial College London
  • (Moderator) Natasha Edmonds, Director, Industry & Publisher Strategy, ProQuest, part of Clarivate

Thank you for joining us for this wonderful NAG panel discussion! If you’re considering starting or expanding your library’s leisure reading / wellness collection, the ProQuest, part of Clarivate team would like to recommend the following Curated Topics to help you promote cultural enrichment, relaxation, and personal growth within your institution:
–  Leisure Reading 2024 – Selection of recent fiction and nonfiction titles for general and leisure reading
– Influential Figures’ Book Choices – Explore books featured on reading lists curated by politicians, business leaders, artists, activists, sportspeople, and prominent global figures.
Coming in July! Science Fiction
Coming in July! Simon & Schuster’s 100th Anniversary collection
Coming in July! Penguin Random House Bestsellers
Save time and effort by exploring our curated selections on LibCentral, OASIS, and Rialto. Or request the title list at ebookcentral@proquest.com

ProQuest, part of Clarivate