Ten stories that shaped 2012: library dogs

21 Dec

Threapy Dog Cooper
From the Top-10 list published by LISNews, regarding exclusively the world of Library and Information Science, I choose – as a way to close the year – the Honorable Mention given to therapy dogs adopted at both Public and University Libraries in the USA whether to calm children involved in reading programs or to help homesick students (for medical research on therapy dogs you can have a look at a november post on Harvard Health Blog).

In the photo, from the Harvard Gazette, are Loise Francisco, senior research fellow at Harvard Medical School, and Cooper, a 4-year-old Shih Tzu and registered therapy dog who can be checked out from the Countway Library of Medicine (where Cooper has even been given… an entry in the catalogue! See screenshot). See you in 2013!



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