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ERIC Number: EJ949238
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1522-8959
Releasing Steam: Stressbusters to Market the Library as Place
Newton, Daniel
Public Services Quarterly, v7 n3-4 p169-172 2011
College students have a tendency to become stressed from both their schoolwork and their personal lives. As the end of a semester approaches, the stress levels begin to rise for everyone. The procrastinators, the planners, and even those ahead in their work become tenser even with small problems, such as slow printers or an unavailable book needed for a project. This causes some students to become extremely frustrated. In an effort to bring some relief to the end of the semester, SUNY Potsdam's Crumb Library started a program called StressBusters in fall 2006. Library staff places various games and activities throughout the social areas of the library in a nonintrusive manner so students can play and relax without having to leave the library. In this article, the author discusses the history of StressBusters and describes how the program leaves students feeling more positive, not only about their work but also with the library.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York