During our presentation we will discuss the introduction of coloring pages during finals week and include usage statistics, activity examples, software used to create promotional materials, coloring pages/displays/online resources, consistent branding, and social media outreach.
These activities promote library collections and services and create a welcoming and friendly atmosphere for college students. We hope that fun, de-stressing activities like these can reduce library anxiety and create a learning environment that everyone feels comfortable in.
Albert B. Alkek Library is the most important information resource of the Texas State University community. The mission of the library is to help our patrons succeed by providing high quality library services and information in a variety of formats to support the university's teaching and research programs.
Learning Commons and Government Information service points have participated in stress relief activities during finals which has included free coloring pages, puzzles, games, and more.
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Color Between the Lines: Adult Coloring Books are a Fun Way to Relieve Stress and Sharpen Your Mental Skills. (2015). Healthy Years, (10), 4.
More Joinng the Coloring Craze: Libraries, Meetup Groups Offering Adult Programs as the Popularity Grows. Wisconsin State Journal. p. B6.