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Coloring: Stress Relief in an Academic Library: Alkek Library

This guide is for the Texas Library Association's District 3 Fall Meeting on October 7, 2016 breakout presentation by Megan Ballengee and Liz Sisemore.

TLA D3 Presentation

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.


Alkek Library

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.