Mount Saint Mary's University MSMU launched a comprehensive wellness movement, 'Mount Wellness,' in 2017 to help its community become, and remain, healthier. The MSMU library system will create a program affiliated with Mount Wellness that introduces MSMU students and staff to National Library of Medicine NLM resources, with a focus on MedlinePlus. The primary objective is to provide and promote a dedicated area to engage library users in 'active learning'; this area will be designed to engage users in in-depth workshops that further their learning about NLM resources and various wellness topics. REMARKS: Goals and Objectives: 1. Provide dedicated library space within the J. Thomas McCarthy Library at MSMU with active learning equipment in an easily accessible and prominent location. The space will feature movable exercise equipment such as under-desk bike pedals, yoga mats, and standing desks. Promotional materials for NLM resources and pamphlets will be readily on hand in this area. To introduce the MSMU community to the new equipment, the library will host workshops to demonstrate use of the installed machines, how to use MedlinePlus, and highlight the availability of complementary NLM resources. 2. Train 16 peer wellness coaches on MedlinePlus. These peer wellness coaches, most of whom are health sciences majors, will work directly with other MSMU students to help them make informed decisions about their health, set goals, and track progress. 3. Promote MedlinePlus as an alternative to WebMD on the campus portal page, library social media, and library research guides. The availability of NLM resources will be advertised at 2018 Mount Wellness initiative events aimed at student, faculty, and staff.
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