Mental Health and Wellness in the Law Library: Ideas for Being an Effective Ally
The mental health and wellness of law students is a topic increasingly discussed by those in the law school community. The RIPS-SIS Patron Services Committee will host a webinar on the role law librarians can play in being effective allies to students struggling to find balance and maintain sound mental health. Brett Bowers, Wellness Director at North Carolina Central University School of Law, will discuss helpful practices for law librarians. Heather Simmons, Associate Director for Instruction and Access Services at the University of Georgia School of Law, and Maya Swanes, Public Services Librarian at the University of Washington School of Law, will discuss steps taken by law libraries to help support the mental health and wellness of their users. Topics will include mental health first aid training, collaborating with the dean of student services office, mindfulness, and the creation of resource guides. Matthew Neely, Reference Librarian at North Carolina Central University School of Law, will moderate. Webinar participants should come away with ideas for possible implementation in their libraries.
Simmons, Heather; Bowers, Brett; Swanes, Maya; and Neely, Matthew, "Mental Health and Wellness in the Law Library: Ideas for Being an Effective Ally" (2019). Presentations. 186.