Monty the Jack Russell-border terrier mix can be ‘booked’ for time slots and has been ’employed’ at the law library since 2011.
As you probably know, there is much research on the relaxing and generally beneficial effects of dogs, and so one librarian had the idea of offering a dog to help students unwind.
In addition, the head of cataloging gave Monty an official-looking entry in the law library catalog, along with a Library of Congress classification number.
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Very recently, in the wake of Monty’s success, the medical school has recruited a therapy dog too, called Finn.
Photo credit: NPR, Yale University, and Monty!