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Curating with Care: Harnessing Collection Development for Mental Wellness in Academic Libraries

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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FREE NAG webinar, in partnership with ProQuest, part of Clarivate.

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. Join us for an exploration of how collection development strategies can serve as powerful tools in fostering mental wellness within academic communities. Our webinar will delve 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.

Join us as we explore the transformative potential of collection development in nurturing minds and cultivating resilience within academic libraries.

  • 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

Tickets are free; please book below.  This session will also be recorded.

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June 25
10:00 am - 11:00 am




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