March 17, 2011
That Poor Dog!
Library Journal is reporting that YLL has come up with a new way to help stressed out law students chill out. For a three day period, beginning on March 28th, students can check out Monty - a certified therapy dog - from the circulation desk for 30 minute periods. I don't know if he is bar coded, but a quick search on Morris shows he is not cataloged.
YLL Director Blair Kaufmann stated in an official announcement:
"We hope that making a therapy dog available to our students will prove to be a positive addition to current services offered by the library. It is well documented that visits from therapy dogs have resulted in increased happiness, calmness, and overall emotional well-being."
Although Monty is a hypo-allergetic dog, therapy visits will be confined to a dedicated non-public space in the library.
If Yalies are as stressed as other law students are these days, I'm sure Monty will be earning his kibble.
There has been no response from the Humane Society as far as I can tell. (VS)
He's a certified therapy dog. He knows how to handle stressed-out people.
Posted by: Tracey | Mar 18, 2011 12:54:55 PM