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ARLGS TeachMeet: Wellbeing in Libraries

The Academic and Research Libraries Group Scotland (ARLGS) warmly welcomes you to our TeachMeet event exploring wellbeing in academic and research libraries.

When: Thursday 7 November 2019
From 14:00 to 16:30
Where: Andersonian Library, University of Strathclyde
Curran Building
Cathedral Street
Glasgow G4 0NS
United Kingdom

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ARLGS TeachMeet: Wellbeing in Libraries

The Academic and Research Libraries Group Scotland (ARLGS) warmly invites you to join us for this free event on the afternoon of Thursday the 7th of November to share best practice in providing and addressing different aspects of wellbeing from other information professionals. You’ll hear from a range of speakers about their experiences and innovations in teaching, resources, and service provision in academic and research libraries, with the opportunity to ask questions and participate in discussion. Refreshments will be provided.


 Please note: some of the timings listed may change and details will continue to be added as they are confirmed.

Thursday 7 November 2019



Trudie Pistilli and Ros Walker

For the last year, University of Stirling has been running a Yarnfulness group. We will look at how this was set up and what we do.


Supporting wellbeing in FE: collections, collaboration, creativity

Joy McLean

Joy McLean will talk about how the library service at West College Scotland aims to support wellbeing. She will discuss the development of their library collections to realise this, and how they collaborate with colleagues and external agencies such as the Scottish Book Trust to promote reading for wellbeing.


Neurodiversity in the library

James Robertson

This talk will highlight the strategies that GSA library have implemented over the last six months in order to support our growing community of neurodiverse students.


Changing Landscapes: Family Study Lounge

Jennifer Robertson

During September 2017, University of Glasgow Library launched a first in Scotland Family Study Lounge, a place where parents and carers can use the Library with children. This presentation provides an overview on how we designed this space with students, reusing furniture and resources to create a sustainable and welcoming space on campus. Come and hear our story!


Book Folding with Old Books

Michelle Rae

Michelle uses old damaged books to create things like candles etc.


Joy McLean, Senior Librarian at West College Scotland

I have worked in the Further Education sector for 15 years and am currently Senior Librarian at West College Scotland. I am currently working towards Chartership and am Social Media Editor for ARLGS.

Twitter: @JoyDMcLean

Twitter: @WCSLibraries

Michelle Rae, Library Assistant at Glasgow Life

I have been working in Glasgow libraries for 34 years and also worked in the school library during my secondary education.

James Robertson, graduate trainee librarian at Glasgow School of Art

I am a graduate trainee librarian at Glasgow School of Art.

Instagram: @autisticlibrarian

Twitter: @wordsandjim

Jennifer Robertson, Head of Service Design at University of Glasgow

I am Service Designer working at University of Glasgow, developing services that are designed for our users, with our users! My experience and knowledge includes creating and developing services across education and libraries. I’m passionate about user centred design.

Twitter: @JenRUoG

Ros Walker, Learning Technologist at University of Stirling and Trudie Pistilli, Digital Skills Specialist at University of Stirling

Ros Walker is a learning technologist with a passion for crochet and it was her grandmother’s knitting needles that started the project. Trudie runs Library and IT campaigns, social media and digital signage. She manages the wellbeing space in the library and is a founding member of the #Yarnfulness knitting/crochet group.

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