The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) is an independent organization that promotes communication, understanding, and sharing of ideas among all members of the serials information community.
In 2005 McConnell Library experimented with holding its first stress buster event as an outreach to students before final examinations, a bold or foolhardy project considering a lack of space and funds. From its roots as a small, sparsely-funded event crammed into one small room, the stress buster has grown and become a wildly popular regular event during fall and spring semesters. Positive feedback has contributed towards stable funding and partnerships with student groups, faculty, therapists, and the local public library. McConnell Library’s success in transforming a small cozy one-room stress buster to an event that includes massages and therapy dogs is one that can be replicated in any library. We will describe the transformation of the McConnell Library stress buster and inspire you to hold or expand your own stress buster events.
Presenters: Kay Johnson & Beth Johnson, Radford University