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Mindfulness and Self-Care: Library Resources to Support Students and Faculty

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Traci Chun  
Ashley Cooksey  
Lynn Kleinmeyer  

Self-care and social-emotional well-being is extremely important in order for students and teachers to be their best selves. But how can we ensure that our school libraries foster mindfulness, self-care and inclusion? Get hands-on experience with mindfulness techniques and learn about curated resources.

Audience: Coaches, Library media specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Library/media
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.
  • Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will be able to identify the need for self-care implementation in their school library. They will leave with resources to implement self-care stations, collection evaluation, curate self-care and mindfulness resources for students and educators, and build a custom collection of self-care and mindful resources in their school library. Participants will also be able to identify areas of their school library and digital spaces that may need redesigned in order to meet the needs of their learners, especially those with physical stimuli sensitivities, mental disorders (including anxiety and depression), and special needs.


Introduction-5 minutes
Self-care & mindfulness: what is it?-5 minutes
Self-care in the library (resources)-10 minutes
Self-care activities-5 minutes
Mindful space design-10minutes
Space evaluation-5 minutes
Resource curation-10 minutes
Crowd-sourced curation-5 minutes

Supporting research

Supporting research:
The Space: a guide for educators by Rebecca Louise Hare and R. Robert Dillon

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Traci Chun, Skyview High School
Ashley Cooksey, University of Central Arkansas
Lynn Kleinmeyer, Grant Wood AEA

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