Yale Law School has launched a pilot program in which students can “borrow” Monty, a therapy dog. Brilliant! Monty will be available at the circulation desk to stressed-out students for 30 minutes at a time, for a three-day trial run.
“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,” said librarian Blair Kauffman. “It is well documented that visits from therapy dogs have resulted in increased happiness, calmness, and overall emotional well-being.”
Other universities have offered similar services, including the Counseling Center at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Sherman is the Center’s new therapy dog.