January 19, 2022

A Pack of Therapy Dogs Heading to U. of Buffalo Libraries to Help Students Cope During Finals

Earlier today we posted about small lawns and plants being installed in two Cornell University libraries to help keep students calm during finals.

Another academic library in New York is also doing something to keep students relaxed during a stressful time.

The University of Buffalo Libraries is bringing more than 12 therapy dogs to campus libraries this week for the second consecutive year.

Therapy dogs in the library is part of a national trend. Emory University, Kent State University and Macalester College are offering similar programs.

U. of Buffalo Libraries will also provide coffee, snacks, soothing music and chair massages to students.

Chilling out with a lovable pooch and a massage sounds superb.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.