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Student Success Week 2021: Practicing Mindfulness and Relieving Stress: Home

 

In this session, we will use brainstorming and mind mapping to explore the variables and components of a potential research topic. We will then use the mind map to create quality research questions. We will end the session with a visit from MU Paws Therapy Dogs.

 

Monday, November 8, 2021

@ 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. 

Drinko Library 138

 

In this session, we will practice mindfulness exercises, learn more about mindfully-performed research, and then apply it through hands-on practice, all geared toward reducing research anxiety. We will explore our feelings regarding controversial topics, learn strategies for relieving library-related anxiety, and explore the way that bias and emotions go hand in hand. Stress Relief Activities include DIY Stress Balls and Planning Page handouts.

 

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

@ 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. 

Drinko Library 138

 

Learn how to become a more effective researcher by incorporating mindful, reflexive writing as research strategy. This session asks you to ask questions about what you know and also how you feel about the topic that you are engaging with. Students should come to the session with a topic in mind, preferably a topic that you are currently researching or completing an assignment about. By the end of the session, students will have a better understanding of the types of questions that they should ask when starting a research-based project. Stress relief activities include a handout of yoga positions and a link to a yoga practice created by Librarian and Yoga Teacher, Kacy Lovelace.

 

 

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

@ 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. 

Drinko Library 138

 

 

 In this session, you will gain an understanding of how the content of resources and the author’s point of view are essential to the research process. You will have a chance to reflect on whose voices are being included and why a wide variety of voices is imperative to enriching your research project and discuss strategies for finding and using sources that contain underrepresented voices. Take home coloring pages and coloring pencils and check out the Stress Relief Guide.

 

Thursday, November 11, 2021

@ 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. 

Drinko Library 138

 

IF I APPLY, the source evaluation tool developed at MU Libraries (by MU Research Librarians Eryn Roles and Sabrina Thomas and Penn State Librarian Kat Phillips), is one of the best mindfulness tools that you can have in your research arsenal! Learn why IF I APPLY can be viewed as an exercise in mindfulness and learn how to use it to evaluate resources for credibility. Take part in our Virtual Scavenger Hunt and Virtual Escape Rooms and take home lots of Library Swag!

 

Friday, November 12, 2021

@ 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. 

Drinko Library 138