Services for student well-being in academic libraries : Three challenges

Cox, Andrew and Brewster, Liz (2021) Services for student well-being in academic libraries : Three challenges. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 27 (2). pp. 149-164.

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There has been a wave of interest in UK academic libraries in developing services to support student well-being. This paper identifies three fundamental and interrelated issues that need to be addressed to make such initiatives effective and sustainable. Firstly, well-being has to be defined and the impacts of interventions must be measured in appropriate ways. Secondly, there is a need to identify the true nature of the underlying social problem around well-being. Thirdly, relevant approaches to the issue need to be located within the professional knowledge base of librarianship.

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New Review of Academic Librarianship
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in New Review of Academic Librarianship on 04 Feb 2020, available online:
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