Health and Wellness


Health and Wellness

The San José State University School of Information offers a number of Online Wellness Resources for its students, including counseling services and support groups.

For faculty members who wish to help a student who is struggling, you can find a number of available services on the Crisis Resources page.

In addition, the SJSU iSchool is proud to welcome Loida Garcia-Febo as our first ever Health and Wellness Ambassador.

As the SJSU iSchool Health and Wellness Ambassador, Loida will write a Health and Wellness Blog, advise the iSchool on related curriculum, answer questions from students and alumni, and host an Annual Health and Wellness in Libraries symposium.

To view a recording of our recent Library 2.0 symposium on Mental Health and Wellness: Library Workers Thriving in Uncertain Times, go here.

The new position reflects our commitment to the critical importance of health and wellness for us all – as individuals, as professionals, within our curriculum, and as an entire organization and society.

About Loida

Loida has served as president of ALA (2018-2019) and REFORMA (2009-2010) and is an international library consultant and expert in library services to diverse populations and human rights. Known worldwide for her passion about diversity, communities, sustainability, innovation and digital transformation, library workers, library advocacy, wellness for library workers, and new librarians, she has taught in 44 countries and helps libraries, companies and organizations strategize programs, services and strategies in areas related to these topics and many others. She is currently the chair of ALA UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals Task Force.


Welcome to The Librarians’ Wellness Era: Trends for 2024

Published: January 18, 2024, by Loida Garcia-Febo, Health and Wellness Ambassador

New year, new resolutions. All librarians have goals. Some want to finish researching and submitting a paper, others want to design cool programs for library patrons. Usually, lists of goals for the new year include items such as performing well at work, researching, attending conferences, applying for grants, figuring out solutions, and having a sharp mind to deal with anything that comes our way.

How can we excel in meeting our goals? I believe it all comes down to our wellness status and the choices we have made to support our health. In this blog post, I look at what experts are declaring to be wellness trends for the year ahead.


iSchool Prioritizes Health and Wellness with Addition of New Advisor

Loida Garcia-Febo

Focused on health and wellness, the San José State University School of Information has tapped into Loida Garcia-Febo’s expertise and passion for wellness in librarianship, bringing her on board as the iSchool’s first health and wellness advisor. Garcia-Febo is past-president of the American Library Association, among other noteworthy positions. In this new role at the iSchool, she will bring a variety of resources about mental health and wellness.