Connect with colleagues through CWRU Wellness Program’s Books@Work sessions

Case Western Reserve University faculty and staff are invited to share thoughts and listen more deeply with their peers during one of two faculty member-led Books@Work sessions with the CWRU Wellness Program.

Starting in January, Books@Work sessions will be offered on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in Crawford Hall and Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. in the Kelvin Smith Library.

Books@Work is a Cleveland-based nonprofit that uses literature to build crucial workplace skills. The program is more than a book club. With the guidance of a CWRU faculty member, the conversations break down barriers and build a workplace culture of trust, respect and community. Over the course of 12 weeks, the group will discuss three different books.

Participants must be able to attend at least 10 of the sessions to be placed on the roster for one of these group sessions. Preference will be given to individuals who have not yet participated in a Books@Work group.

Over the past three years, Books@Work has consistently received positive post-program reviews from participants. One 2019 participant shared: “University employees are often isolated by school, by department…And [Books@Work] is a tremendous opportunity to meet others in and around the campus. I cannot stress how important such activities are for employees.”

To register, email Mary Ann Dobbins at In your email, be sure to include your preference for the Wednesday or Thursday series. Space is very limited.

Learn more about this and the other Community Wellness Program offerings on the CWRU Wellness website.