Amplified messages: How hashtag activism and Twitter diplomacy converged at #ThisIsACoup – and won, authored by PhD student Wasim Ahmed has been published in the LSE Impact blog. The post is among the most read this week, and has drawn retweets from the mainstream media, and from local community run organisations such as @HelpSheffield. Wasim noted that the LSE impact is a fantastic platform to share blog posts, one of his previous posts has received over 13 thousand hits.
Services for Student Well-Being in Academic Libraries: Three Challenges Our Director of Research and Senior Lecturer, Dr Andrew Cox, has published a new article alongside Dr Liz Brewster at Lancaster University. There has been a wave of interest in UK academic libraries in developing services to support student well-being. This paper identifies three fundamental and interrelated issues that need to be addressed to make such initiatives effective and sustainable. Firstly, well-being has to be defined and the impacts of interventions must be measured in appropriate ways. Secondly, there is a need to identify the true nature of the underlying social problem around well-being. Thirdly, relevant approaches to the issue need to be located within the professional knowledge base of librarianship. To read the article, click here.