This article examines the benefit of exercise to alleviate or prevent injuries common to librarians and library staff. The library literature discusses some interventions such as ergonomics and corrective surgery regarding work-related injuries, but it barely mentions prevention especially as it relates to exercise. Insurance claims filed by library workers rack up thousands of dollars each year. In addition, lost time at work to correct work-related injuries adds much frustration and lost production. Alleviating or eliminating many such occurrences is possible by initiating and maintaining simple exercise programs. Numerous exercises are given that if used conscientiously will curtail the need for corrective medical intervention.
Kaehr, Robert E.
"What Do Meatpackers & Librarians Have in Common? Library Related Injuries and Possible Solutions,"
The Christian Librarian: Vol. 52
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/tcl/vol52/iss1/7