MSU Library’s Paws to De-Stress Event is Now Virtual
Each semester, MSU Library partners with Intermountain Therapy Animals (ITA) to present Paws to De-Stress. Throughout dead week, finals week, and at pop-up events throughout the semester, ITA volunteers bring their pets to the library offering students a chance to relax and relieve stress.
Due to restrictions during the pandemic, Paws to De-Stress has moved to a virtual format. The first virtual Paws to De-stress video can be found here: https://youtu.be/IalyDkpOOIg.
Jan Zauha, MSU Library Humanities and Outreach Librarian, emphasizes the importance of practicing self-care and taking breaks from work: “When students make time for themselves and take the time to de-stress, they'll find they return to their work recharged and better able to focus.”
In addition to the virtual Paws to De-stress event, MSU Library has created a virtual stress relief guide. The guide includes information on stress relief activities, self-care tips, and a list of library and campus resources. https://guides.lib.montana.edu/virtual-stress-relief
MSU Library plans to bring Paws to De-Stress back once it is safe to do so.
For additional information on Paws to De-stress, contact Lissa Fields, library program assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org, 406-994-3119.