Academic Libraries Interest Group Meeting (05/17/21)


Monday, May 17th, 2021
2:00 - 3:00 pm, EDT

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Meeting Information

Stressed Students and Fatigued Faculty - How We Can Help

Dr. Christina Will, Dean of Learning Resources at St. Johns River State College

Royce Bass, Campus Librarian at St. Johns River State College

Dr. Doug Lobo, CARE Counselor at St. Johns River State College

2020 was tough on most of us and made the importance of tending to mental health and wellness evident. Working in higher education, we've all seen the difficulties many students and coworkers are facing and, now more than ever, people are sharing their struggles with us - but many of us aren't sure how to help. The Library's faculty and staff found themselves asking "how can I help?" more than ever in 2020. After reaching out to Dr. Lobo, the SJR State Library collected resources and implemented new protocols to help students in distress and began devising ways to give everyone the tools they need not just to survive this thing called life but to thrive. Join us to learn about the scope and impact of the issue at colleges nationwide, discuss what you’ve experienced, and discuss resources you’re using to help.

Interest Group Facilitator:  Brittnee Fisher


Brittnee Fisher, Ed.D. is a Public Services Librarian at St. Johns River State College where she has worked since 2010. Aside from her role as a librarian, Brittnee also teaches a Pathways to College Success course for SJR State that teaches new college students many skills that will aid them as they continue their academic journey. Brittnee holds a B.A. from the University of Central Florida, an M.L.I.S. from the University of South Florida, and an Ed.D. from the University of West Florida. She is excited to begin teaching for the University of West Florida this spring as an adjunct for undergrad and graduate courses.

Outside of work Brittnee enjoys giving back to her community by volunteering. For fun, you might find Brittnee with a book in her hand or spending time with her extended family.