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Brain Booth at the Library

The Library Brain Booth in Presentations

Peer-reviewed conferences

CARL 2020: Embracing Courage, Candor, and Authenticity in Academic Libraries, Online, June 4-5, 2020

The Society for College and University Planning SCUP 2018 Annual Conference, July 2018, Nashville, TN.

The International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd'18), June 2018, Valencia, Spain.

The 20th Annual CSU Symposium on University Teaching, April 2018, Pomona, CA. 

The European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) 2017, September 2017, St. Malo, France.

Other presentations

ACRL Contemplative Pedagogy Interest Group (Dreaming, Questioning & Practicing Together: The Brain Booth Initiative) , March 17, 2021, Zoom

The HSU Teaching & Learning Innovation Showcase, April 2017, Cal Poly Humboldt (formerly Humboldt State University), Arcata, CA.

The Library Brain Booth in Publications

Peer-reviewed publications

Article: Karadjova, K.G. & Towse, A. (2020). Recent Trends in Mindfulness and Contemplative Pedagogy in Higher Education: The Brain Booth Initiative in CARL 2020: Embracing Courage, Candor, and Authenticity collection. 

Book Chapter: Karadjova, K.G. (2019). Mindfulness Experiences at the Library Brain Booth in the ALA book Recipes for Mindfulness in Your Library: Supporting Resilience and Community Engagement‚Äč

Article: Karadjova, K.G. (2018). Mindfulness and Gamification in the Higher Education Classroom: Friends or Foes?, The International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd'18), June 2018, Valencia, Spain.

Article: Mourer, M.M. & Karadjova, K.G. (2017). Dare to Share the Silence: Tools & Practices of Contemplative Pedagogy in a Library Brain Booth, in S. Kurbanoglu et al. (Eds.), (2017) Information Literacy in the Workplace. Communications in Computer and Information Science, Springer

The Library Brain Booth in the News

February 27, 2018 The Lumberjack 

January 2, 2018 in American Libraries

September 14 on KIEM TV 

September 22 on The HSU Flapjack Chronicles

September 26 in the Fall 2016 Library Newsletter

September 27 on KHSU's Campus Connection with HSU President Rossbacher

October 1 in the HSU Parents & Family Newsletter

October 7 in Humboldt State NOW

February 3 in Humboldt State NOW

February 16 in California State University, Go to CSU 

Share ideas with us and Promote the Brain Booth!

  • Spread the word. Tell your friends and colleagues about the Library Brain Booth. Invite someone to join you on your next visit.
  • Social Media.  Follow us on Facebook.  
  • Share your ideas. You can propose an activity, provide feedback about your experiences, offer suggestions about how we might spread the word, and more. 
  • Facilitate a special session. Are you a meditation teacher? Yoga instructor? Hypnotherapist? Massage therapist? Philosopher? Artist? We would be happy to support your volunteer service in our Library. Please note that Cal Poly Humboldt is a public university and has no religious affiliation.
  • Partner with us. If you're a faculty member interested in exploring contemplative pedagogy, we'd love to hear from you. If you or your undergraduate/graduate students are interested in exploring research around mindfulness or contemplation, we'd be happy to support your scholarship.
  • Donate materials. We're currently in need of craft materials and floor cushions & mats for meditation, but we would appreciate being in contact with you if you have possible items for donation.
  • Send an email to Janet (Natural Resources & Sciences Librarian) jc5314@humboldt.edu and include Brain Booth in the subject line.