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Connecting the Libraries and Athletics through Instruction and Outreach
Medical Reference Services Quarterly (2017)
  • K.T. L. Vaughan
  • Lara Sapp
This column describes the approaches taken by librarians and staff at James Madison University (JMU) Libraries & Educational Technologies (LET) to extend library support to university athletics. The model resembles that used for outreach to academic programs and was first adapted to the semi-clinical, nonacademic Strength & Conditioning Department, then to JMU Athletics as a whole. Librarians offered targeted instructional sessions, orientations, and asynchronous learning modules embedded in the learning management system. This new relationship has provided an opportunity for broader collaboration, increasing LET’s presence across campus.
  • Academic libraries,
  • athletics,
  • information literacy,
  • outreach,
  • student-athletes
Publication Date
Spring 2017
Citation Information
K.T. L. Vaughan and Lara Sapp. "Connecting the Libraries and Athletics through Instruction and Outreach" Medical Reference Services Quarterly Vol. 36 Iss. 2 (2017) p. 187 - 195
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