Academic libraries can assist in the efficacy of student learning by offering specialized programming, spaces, and knowledge opportunities that delve into the use of complementary practices and techniques. By regularly offering resources that may be considered non-traditional such as meditation and yoga, libraries can assist students in gaining a greater awareness of themselves and their environment. Libraries can provide these services at the point of need and not limit these methods to only particular times of the academic year. Libraries can also become spaces for further research since much is still being examined regarding the effects of complementary practices on learning and wellness. Although the library’s involvement with such practices has not been thoroughly examined, the concept has the potential to be viable as we move into a more transformative educational system.
Sparks, K. (2017). Complementary Therapies in Libraries: A Future Perspective. Urban Library Journal, 23 (2). Retrieved from http://academicworks.cuny.edu/ulj/vol23/iss2/2