Updates from Sharon Munro Information Services Librarian, Leddy Library

March 2022 Updates

Mindfulness Rooms and Curated Collections at the Leddy Library

By Sharon Munro

There are many exciting initiatives at the Leddy Library these days, two of which are our mindfulness rooms and our curated collections.
The library is in the process of setting up three mindfulness rooms. These areas will be welcoming and comfortable spaces for library users and will be perfect for relaxation, connection, and mindfulness. The library hopes to have these rooms completed and available for use in early May. University Librarian, Selinda Berg, notes that:
All departments and units have a role in improving the mental health of students, including the library. The library is a place where students across all disciplines find themselves during stressful times - midterms, final exams, project deadlines - and creating a space within the library that allows them to engage in spiritual and mindfulness practices has the potential to assist in maintaining students’ wellness.
Keep an eye on the Leddy Library’s Home Page as information about the mindfulness rooms should be appearing shortly in the “New at Your Library” section and on the library’s social media channels.   
The Leddy Library has also put together several curated collections of library resources covering a wide range of areas including the following:

·        Remembrance Day
·        Treaties Recognition Week
·        Anti-Black Racism Resources
These collections give access to a variety of Leddy Library materials including print books, electronic books, archival materials and artifacts. Links to these and future curated collections can be found on the Leddy Library’s Home Page in the “Featured at Leddy” section. And don’t forget that the Leddy Library’s Home Page is your gateway to all of the library’s support services and fascinating resources!