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Goal: To build a relationship between the libraries and athletics by connecting the Health Sciences Librarian and university athletics at James Madison University.
In the summer of 2015, the Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning approached the Health Sciences Librarian to discuss library support for their student interns.
A problem-based, information literacy instruction session was included in the didactic training of Strength and Conditioning interns. A collection of core journals and books was identified and developed. Access to these resources is facilitated through a guide tailored to the interdisciplinary nature of this population.
The methods closely parallel those used for traditional outreach to new academic programs, but were adapted to the unique setting in University Athletics.
A result of this collaboration was the development of new relationships with academic support personnel in athletics.
Sapp, Lara and Vaughan, K.T. L., "Connecting the Libraries and Athletics through Information Literacy Instruction to Strength and Conditioning Interns" (2016). Libraries. 64.