Student Anxiety and the Academic Library: Reducing Barriers in Library Instruction and Services
2:00pm - 3:00pm
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In the face of increasing rates of anxiety among post-secondary students, how should librarians respond? This webinar will provide an overview of the current state of student anxiety, explore its implications for library instruction and services, investigate potential social and systemic factors behind the increasing rates of anxiety, and offer suggestions ranging from simple changes in practice or design, to pedagogical approaches aimed at counterbalancing anxiogenic forces in students’ lives.
You will learn:
1) How to increase your awareness of anxiety among college students;
2) About potential social factors at play in increased student anxiety, and their potential to be reproduced in the classroom; and
3) You will receive tips and starting points to begin adjusting library instruction and spaces to be more responsive to student anxiety.
About the presenter:
Al Bernardo is the Social Sciences Librarian at North Dakota State University Libraries, in Fargo, North Dakota.