Monday, September 26, 2016

Canadian Association of Law Libraries Webinar on Reducing Stress Through Play

The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) is organizing a webinar called Play to Reduce Stress and Increase Cognition on October 13, 2016 from 1 to 2:30PM Eastern:
"Law schools and law firms are stressful environments which can lead individuals to feel overwhelmed, anxious or depressed, potentially resulting in destructive behaviour.  Universities and professional legal associations have developed wellness and mental health programs to assist individuals develop coping mechanisms.  Librarians can supplement these programs by offering fun-filled, playful activities which will reduce stress in and increase the cognitive abilities of their patrons." 
"In recent years, researchers have extolled the emotional, psychological and physical benefits of adults partaking of childhood games.  Libraries are perfectly situated to provide students, lawyers and staff with opportunities to play.  Self-paced “take-a-break” games and activities, for example, allow individuals to spend a few minutes having fun and becoming re-energized.  Planned events can be useful in creating a positive social environment by bringing students, lawyers and staff together to have fun or engage in playful competition."
The speaker will be Kim Clarke, Head of the Bennett Jones Law Library and an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Calgary.

CALL/ACBD Member: $40 + $5.20 HST = $45.20
Non-member: $60 + $7.80 HST = $67.80
Student Rate: $25 + $3.25 HST = $28.25

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 12:40 pm

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