Finals Week is an extremely stressful time for students and library staff. While a busy university library may seem like the last place for some R&R, outreach librarians can implement fun, engaging, and cost-effective events to foster academic success and mental wellbeing. Popular programs include service dogs in the library, free late-night coffee, a sleep zone, and pop-up Random Acts of Snacks. During this poster session, attendees will learn how to plan similar events and activities, assess ways to collaborate with other departments to increase reach and reduce costs, and define how to create goodwill while promoting student success.
Atilano, Maria, "Recasting Finals Week Programs: Fostering Student Success with Collaboration and Goodwill" (2019). Library Faculty Presentations & Publications. 72.