The Bibliotherapy Education Project: A collaborative teaching effort goes to the Web or a tale for travelers

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This narrative details the evolution of a collaborative teaching project into an educational Website about Bibliotherapy, which is the process of facilitating personal development or problem resolution through books. Working with a Counselor Education colleague, the Education librarian at Oregon State University helped develop a tool to evaluate books for use in therapy. When we decided to create a database of graduate students’ book evaluations and make it available on the Web, the project began to take on a life of its own. The considerable coordination and technical challenges of this transition to the Web are described.


Bibliotherapy; Book evaluation; Book selection; Counseling; Website development


Mental and Social Health


DOI: 10.1300/J103v23n0205


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