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.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.