Colleges and universities have come to realize that student wellness is a factor in student retention and success. While academic libraries have not generally been included in wellness initiatives they are strategically placed on college campuses to play an essential role. By parlaying their reputations as trusted information providers and community centers, academic libraries can partner with more traditional campus health providers to be active and effective participants in this essential form of outreach.
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis Group, in College & Undergraduate Libraries in 2018, available online at doi: 10.1080/10691316.2018.1517433
Ramsey, Elizabeth and Aagard, Mary C.. (2018). "Academic Libraries as Active Contributors to Student Wellness". College & Undergraduate Libraries, 25(4), 328-334.