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Words for wellbeing bibliotherapy program

I’m excited to see more bibliotherapy practice coming to Queensland. Check out connect > create > curate on 18 November from midday* for a research update. Follow on twitter #oeplib … Continue reading

October 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mood Boosting Books

Reading Well’s #moodboosting booklist is available now for 2016  Get the books, promote the list, talk with people about mental health and the value of reading.

January 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Reading for health partnerships

ALIA has partnered with Think Pink for a national breast cancer awareness promotion in October. They have included a reading list with their downloadable resources. There is some crossover with … Continue reading

January 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

rainbow connections 2

Have you had projects that you never got to complete? A to-do list with blank spaces where there should be ticks? A to-be-read pile that, like The Magic Pudding, just … Continue reading

October 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reading Well Dementia

Can your library actively use this list and this program to connect people with information when they need it most? This week, The Reading Agency launched Reading Well Dementia books … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Read for depression and mental health

Earlier in the year Tegan Usher, a Masters of Philosophy candidate at Melbourne University, conducted a survey for her research : A novel prescription: Which books should General Practitioner’s prescribe to patients … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

5 Things Librarians should be doing to champion reading

Just five things, but I’m sure we can think of more… (There’s a lot more to it than recommending a good book to a customer).

October 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

eBook for Daffodil Day

We launched this eBook on Daffodil Day to support people in their search for information about cancer. I’m over the moon excited about it. The Cancer Council is currently promoting … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

23 Reading Guidance and Bibliotherapy in public, hospital and institution libraries

Reading Guidance and Bibliotherapy in Public, Hospital and Institution Libraries: A Selection of Papers Presented at a Series of Adult Services Institutes, 1965-1968  edited by Margaret E. Monroe Madison: Library … Continue reading

June 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

prescriptive bibliotherapy: possibilities part 3

Prescriptive Bibliotherapy Prescriptive Bibliotherapy requires strong partnerships with medical professionals to recommend authoritative resources for use as ‘reading prescriptions’ supplied by the library service. (Jennie Bolitho, 2009) Books on Prescription schemes are … Continue reading

May 10, 2014 · Leave a comment