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Jessica Patterson
Associate Director for User Services
Office: Jefferson Hall 230

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Office: Jefferson Hall 228

Welcome to USMA Library's Department of Physical Education Research Guide

What does an academic department liaison do?

Reference & Research Consultant

  • Support for thesis students
  • Provide reference & research support, or appropriate referral to other experts or service providers
  • In-person, phone, email, and chat support available

Teaching and Learning

  • Orientations to new faculty during FDW, participate in FDW
  • Updates to returning faculty
  • Understand libraries’ potential role in providing content or support for department
  • Topical workshops (Zotero citation management, Wikipedia, OpenRefine)
  • Create instruction support material including research guides LibGuides: online research guides
  • Attend departmental seminars, meetings, and subject-specific conferences and collaborate with faculty to support their research

Integrate library resources into course development

  • Incorporate use of library collections and research based learning as an integral component of courses
  • Collaboratively build framework for understanding research processes, using library resources, and designing in-person and online learning environments to support project development
  • Support curriculum to integrate information fluency concepts and research skills into the curriculum, assist with project development to assess these skills

Collection development

  • Book purchase requests
  • Access to databases
  • Training on kinesiology and physical education focused databases
  • Scholarly Communication – Recruit content for institutional repository – USMA Digital Commons


  • Celebration of West Point Authors Event
  • Support to departmental special events (Special Collections and Archives exhibits)
  • Library hosted exhibits (Forbidden Art, Cushing Medal of Honor)
  • Student & Campus engagement (National Poetry Month, National Libraries Week)


Welcome to the USMA Library's research guide for the Department of Physical Education. 

This guide has been created to assist you in locating books, articles and more on the interdisciplinery field of study that include specialties such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports medicine, sports nutrition, exercise psychology and exercise epidemiology.

Other Resources

- Search Scout to see what we have access to.

- For books we don't own, try ConnectNY.  

- For articles we don't own, try ILLiad.  


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