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So, you want to be a librarian? In February 1948, the Melbourne Public Library opened its doors to the first 35 students of its new training school for librarians.

So, you want to be a librarian?

There was no shortage of eager applicants. Between sixty and ninety candidates applied each year, but only 35 prospective students would make the grade. [Library workers in Australia]. This work is in copyright; H2002.199/648 Subjects studied by students included: history of the book, cataloguing, classification, indexing, book stock and its maintenance, history of the library, and reference work.


 The Reader.  The Reader. The Art of Bibliotherapy, or How to Match-Make Between Books and Readers. Volunteer Children Literacy - 100 Story Building, Melbourne. Behind every story-telling child and young person at 100 Story Building is a supportive network of talented and amazing volunteers.

Volunteer Children Literacy - 100 Story Building, Melbourne

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According to the Greek historian Diodorus Siculus, in his monumental work Bibliotheca historica, there was a phrase above the entrance to the royal chamber where books were stored by King Ramses II of Egypt. Considered to be the oldest known library motto in the world, it read: “House of Healing for the Soul.” [citation needed] This should come as no surprise to bibliophiles that books were thought as salubrious even in Ancient Egypt.

Galen, the extraordinary philosopher and physician to Marcus Aurelius of Rome, maintained a medical library in the first century A.D., used not only by himself but by the staff of the Sanctuary Asclepion, a Roman spa famous for its therapeutic waters and considered to be one of the first hospital centers in the world.[3] As far back as 1272, the Koran was prescribed reading in the Al-Mansur Hospital in Cairo as medical treatment.[4] In the early nineteenth century, Dr. Clinical use[edit] U.S. Biblio. Most of us realize how therapeutic reading can be.


We find ourselves entering the world described in the pages of a good book and becoming involved with the characters therein. We often close the cover having gained new insight and ideas. Bibliotherapy Workshop: Session 1 (Introduction to Bibliotherapy) Bibliotherapy In Scotland. The gala night of local folk standing up against mental health stigma at Stonehouse on Friday 23rd was a brilliant event and I felt privileged to be a part of it.

Bibliotherapy In Scotland

The event was produced by The Hope Café and Inspire Theatre. The contributions from the Acting Bairns of Stonehouse and Inspire Young People about stigma from were very impressive and were the core of first half of the event. These pieces were strong and well-performed. Songs written by Angel Newlands were outstanding. In the second half, At Theatre and the Inspire group showed us all their talents . I am looking forward to seeing more from these young people! The show started with a great singing experience from the Stonehouse Male Voice Choir which got everyone in the audience singing, clapping and chair-dancing! ReLit. Using Books to Heal and Enthuse Gifted Students - Austega Information Services. By Lauren Martin Alexander’s day was terrible.

Using Books to Heal and Enthuse Gifted Students - Austega Information Services

It was horrible. Overall it was no good, and very bad. He woke up with bubble gum in his hair, missed out on the toy in the cereal box, and had to go to the dentist as well as go shopping! Alexander believed that because Australia was down under, a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day would turn into a wonderful, terrific, really good day if he were there.

January/February 2016. Bibliotherapy by Nancy Peske and Beverly West. Veronica Bond 21st Century Fox Bibliotherapy by Nancy Peske and Beverly West If there’s one thing I think all of us Booksluts will agree we love, other than a good book, is a book about good books.

Bibliotherapy by Nancy Peske and Beverly West

This alone drew me to Nancy Peske’s and Beverly West’s Bibliotherapy: The Girl’s Guide to Books for Every Phase of Our Lives. The loopy, handwriting styled cover font and the image of a slender girl lying amidst open books might have normally driven me away, and, truthfully, the entire premise of the guide made me shudder just a little; as if women need another guide book to tell us how to run our lives. Bibliotherapy as a strategy for facilitating behavior change proposal… Bibliotherapy with gifted students. Bibliotherapy. Bibliotherapy. Bibliotherapy. A library is a hospital for the mind.


-Anonymous Bibliotherapy means to use the reading of books as a way to heal yourself or solve a problem. Although it is often associated with "self-help" books, any kind of book, fiction or nonfiction, can be used. Tolstoy Therapy. Tolstoy Therapy: Start Here. Biblio is now live - Start discovering life-changing books today - Biblio blog. After many months of hard work, we’ve built something we’re proud to share with you.

Biblio is now live - Start discovering life-changing books today - Biblio blog

A very big thanks to those who were part of our initial testing and helped us shape this release of our book discovery and wellbeing platform. Conversation. Biblio (@biblio_life) Falmouth - No 1 Arts University. What is Bibliotherapy?

Falmouth - No 1 Arts University

Bibliotherapy is the use of self-help books and other resources to address emotional and mental health concerns. The Counselling Service has set up the bibliotherapy scheme to help anyone suffering mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety, depression or a range of common emotional difficulties. These materials can be used independently or alongside support from a counsellor or doctor and include books, CDs and DVDs.

How the scheme works. Bibliotherapy - How to Read Yourself Better - Harley Therapy™ Counselling Blog. Self-help books. Some of us love them, some of us read them secretly when no one is looking, and some of us can’t stand the very idea of them. But most of us have at least one or two somewhere in the house. How did they become such an entrenched part of our modern reading appetites? For starters, they aren’t actually a modern phenomenon at all. Way back in 1859, the same year as Darwin’s On the Origin of Species was published, a Scotsman named Samuel Smiles penned a book called Self-Help: With Illustrations of Character, Conduct and Perseverance.

And that was just the beginning. Nowadays the self improvement market is a success story to say the least- it is currently estimated to be worth more than a staggering £8 billion a year in the United States alone and sales are soon expected to outstrip those of nearly every other genre, putting even kids’ books and erotica (historically self-help’s closest rivals) beneath it.

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