Supporting Students in Sports Business with Data Analysis, Tools, and Online Resources

Sponsored by SBRnet
Recorded on 09/21/2021

Posted in Scholarly Communication and Research

How can librarians help students utilize data tools in sports business programs?


Sports Business Programs are now taught in more than 550 colleges and schools across the country. These programs attract students who are passionate about sports and knowledgeable about data as it relates to the playing field, but sometimes lack the understanding of its applications in the business world.

Join this session to hear librarians from three top business schools share their best practices on how to help students identify and explore the best sources of data for use in the classroom, case studies, and competitions. Participants will come away with useful tips on how to bolster sports business curriculums and support students with the latest research, digital resources, and data analysis in the field.


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    Laura Berdish

    Professor and Librarian at The Ross School of BusinessUniversity of Michigan

    Laura Berdish is a both a professor and a librarian at The Ross School of Business at The University of Michigan. Before her career in academia, she worked in technology, publishing and as a librarian/research assistant for the Transportation Research Department at General Motors.

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    Susan M. Klopper

    Director of the Goizueta Business LibraryEmory University

    Susan M. Klopper is the Director of the Goizueta Business Library at Emory University in Atlanta. She joined Emory in 2002 and has been the director since 2004. She manages a staff of eight, including a part-time IT associate.

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    Chad F. Boeninger

    Head of User Services and Business & Economics LibrarianOhio University Libraries

    Chad F. Boeninger is Head of User Services and Business & Economics Librarian at Ohio University Libraries. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in history and then received his Masters in Library Sciences. He joined Ohio U in 2002 originally hired for the American Studies Program. He eventually became the business librarian and later on the reference and technology coordinator, then head of reference and into his current role as Head of User Services.