Mental Wellness

Mental Wellness

Libraries across the country are finding new ways to support patrons experiencing mental health challenges—as well as the staff who serve them.


Women Have Their Say | Day of Dialog 2019

Barbara Hoffert, Jun 10, 2019
Day of Dialog 2019's "Women Have Their Say" featured memoirists Nefertiti Austin, Adrienne Brodeur, Sarah M. Broom, Jaquira Díaz, and Aarti Namdev Shahani.

Sustainability | Next, Do These 5 Things

Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Jun 07, 2019
Sustainability is no longer to be relegated to the “green team” (as awesome as they can be!). It is no longer a once-a-year theme we address in April or on Earth Day. This topic is, or should be, front-and-center in how we think about everything we do.

Collecting Mental Health | Mental Wellness Management

Laurie Selwyn, Jun 11, 2019
Nineteen titles on mental health and wellness.

Brian Bannon: From Chicago to New York

Lisa Peet, Jun 04, 2019
Brian Bannon, commissioner of the Chicago Public Library (CPL) system since 2012, was recently named the Merryl and James Tisch Director of the New York Public Library (NYPL). LJ caught up with Bannon during his last month in Chicago to hear about the inspiration for his move to NYPL and his strategies for leaving a thriving CPL.

Alexandra Chassanoff, Apr 12, 2018
During the week of March 19–23 MIT Libraries convened experts from across disciplines and domains to identify and address grand challenges in the scholarly communication and information science landscape.
Mirco Tonin, Jan 03, 2018
Suppose a librarian receives an email from a man named Greg Walsh, wanting to become a cardholder or simply inquiring about the open hours. Would the librarian reply? And, if so, would the reply be polite, including for instance some form of salutation, such as “Hello” or “Good morning”? Does your answer change if the guy is called Tyrone Washington? Is a librarian treating Jake Mueller differently from DeShawn Jackson?
LJ Reviews, Apr 11, 2018
A detailed look at pain management implementing the use of medical cannabis rather than opioids; A complex look at the issue of opioid abuse backed up with research and first hand stories; A valuable addition to the conversation about addiction filled with case studies illustrating the complexities of the disease
Mahnaz Dar, Jan 20, 2018
Editor Sarah Janssen discusses editing The World Almanac in an age where being attuned to "fake news" is especially vital.
Gary Price, Jun 15, 2019
The “Research Policy Monitoring in the Era of Open Science and Big Data” workshop took place in Ghent, Belgium on May 27-28, 2019.  From the Meeting Report: Research funders across Europe are increasingly mandating Open Science practices for funded research outputs to support open and free access to valuable elements of the scholarly communication life-cycle. […]
Gary Price, Jun 15, 2019
From the Canadian Federation of Library Associations: The Canadian Federation of Library Associations/Fédérations canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA-FCAB) commends the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU) for its thorough report. The Committee’s Statutory Review of the Copyright Act demonstrated its consideration of a wide array of views from stakeholders, produced an in-depth […]
Gary Price, Jun 14, 2019
From an Introductory Blog Post/Summary: The ReadersFirst work group has made [a] study of library e-book lending by three vendors in Canada and the USA. The impetus for this study was mainly due to the work of Rebecca Giblin of Monash University and her Australian colleagues.  They began by examining 546 titles from 5 ebook […]
Gary Price, Jun 14, 2019
From an ACRL/ALA Publication Announcement: The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce the release of “Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications: Creating a More Inclusive Future,” prepared for ACRL by Nancy Maron and Rebecca Kennison with Paul Bracke, Nathan Hall, Isaac Gilman, Kara Malenfant, Charlotte Roh, and Yasmeen Shorish. Developed over […]
Neal Wyatt,  Jun 14, 2019
Remakes and continuations mark adapations this week. Naomi Wolf’s book is getting delayed by her publisher. Nicholas Sparks responds to the lawsuit claiming he "fostered a discriminatory environment." Dr. Sleep gets a trailer.

Neal Wyatt,  Jun 13, 2019
City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert leads 13 new titles onto the bestseller lists. Idaho by Emily Ruskovich wins the International Dublin literary award. More summer reading lists arrive. Book clubs get attention.

Neal Wyatt,  Jun 12, 2019
Summer reading turns to thrillers, but The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead tops the most summer reading lists. George R.R. Martin will receive the Carl Sandberg Award. Another player might be after B&N.

LJ Reviews,  Jun 12, 2019
From Pearl Harbor to D-Day and beyond, these seven new titles re-examine the events and repercussions of World War II.



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