NVC Librarians Present at CORAL Spring Meeting

On May 15, Northwest Vista College librarians Rose Rodriguez and Angela Bilbe presented “Meditation Fables” a two-part session that embraces both reading and meditation exercises, at the virtual spring meeting of the Council of Research and Academic Libraries (CORAL).

Librarians from area institutions, including Trinity, Our Lady of the Lake, St. Mary’s, Texas A&M – San Antonio, UT Health Science Center, Southwest Texas Research Institute, and the Alamo Colleges shared their experiences with transitioning to remote library services for our students.

Meditation Fables is a virtual program that Rose and Angela created to help students de-stress during finals week. The program incorporates practicing mindfulness through the reading of fables and guided meditation. Fables convey the difference between right and wrong and deliver moral messages in a simple way that can be understood by all ages. Meditation helps us to be present, connect with our bodies, and relieve stress.

Rose and Angela explain, “Our goal was to show students that they’re not alone during this pandemic! Even if it is in a virtual room, the library is still able to support students by providing a safe space to relax and support mental health.”

The library continues to encourage and support the NVC community through their social media. Find out about what’s happening in the library and stay up to date on new resources by following the library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

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