Dog Therapy

By , March 25, 2011 9:59 am

by Kerry Fitz-Gerald

This week I read with interest (and a little envy) that the Yale Law Library is instituting a program where students can “check out” a therapy dog from the circulation desk for a little quality time. According to the New York Times, starting March 28, students will be able to check out Monty for 30 minutes at a time. During the three day pilot program, Monty (a hypoallergenic dog) will be kept in a non-public space in the library, presumably to avoid offending the cat lovers in the school.

Looking for more information, I discovered that last September Above the Law reported that Yale would be circulating Monty and even provided a link to the catalog record. (I wonder whether the cataloger created a new material type?) Alas, just two days later, Above the Law posted that it was all a spoof and Monty had been withdrawn from circulation.

Fortunately, Above the Law is once again reporting this story, and this time includes a copy of the official memo announcing the return of Monty. I can’t wait to hear how it works out.

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