Christian librarians are exhorted to consider the role of providing encouragement, care, and emotional and spiritual support to college students. Caring for the whole student can have a positive impact on college student success and retention, as well as have a transformational effect on students’ spiritual lives. By treating college students as whole persons created in the image of God, Christians academic librarians can not only help these students succeed by meeting their academic needs, but also help students thrive by supporting them emotionally and spiritually.
Warner, Earleen J.
"The Power of Encouragement: The Role of Christian Academic Librarians in Supporting the Whole Student,"
The Christian Librarian: Vol. 59
, Article 13.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/tcl/vol59/iss1/13