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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

Inked at the library: Skin stories

More great examples of words off the page and into people’s lives. Everybody* has a tattoo these days. Libraries and people work well together – how ingenious to share people’s ink stories. Inked … Continue reading

June 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

It’s raining poetry

Boston has been home to poets including Sylvia Plath and e.e. cummings. It’s raining poetry. How brilliant would this be to get words off the page and into people’s lives … Continue reading

June 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Telepoem Booth

Listen to the language. Close your eyes and imagine. There is more than one way to experience a poem. In a realisation of the application of digital technology to the dissemination of … Continue reading

May 28, 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

creative bibliotherapy: possibilities part 2

Creative, or social, bibliotherapy is another strong example of a connection-based community service gaining ground in public library service. With a focus on social inclusion and community collaborations, creative bibliotherapy programs … Continue reading

April 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

self-help bibliotherapy: possibilities part 1

Reading Well Mood Boosting Books is a UK promotion of uplifting titles, including novels, poetry and non-fiction. The books have been recommended by readers. Reading Well is an initiative of The … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

readers services notes #1

If you would like to know more about the programs and topics I’ve explored with different people in my readers services journey, look out for Readers Services Notes. #1 reading … Continue reading

January 11, 2014 · Leave a comment