Director, Health Sciences Libraries (Interim)

Health Sciences Library; 5-110 Phillips-Wangensteen Building
(612) 301-9481
aspin005@umn.edu

As the Director of the Health Sciences Libraries, I guide and implement a programmatic approach to HSL initiatives and services, ensuring that resources and funding strategies align with strategic priorities, that program development is guided by continuous process improvement, and that users have a consistent experience across the HSL’s full range of services. 

In keeping with the scholarship of Estelle Broadman, I believe that Health Sciences Libraries are mirrors of their communities, and that working with a collaborative spirit will ensure that we meet new and emerging needs within higher education, healthcare, and the research environment that are seen in their reflected world. 

I value the opportunity to learn from others and place importance on building relationships with my colleagues and my community. I look forward to working with you.

Education

MSI University of Michigan School of Information, with specialization in Library and Information Services.

BA with dual majors in Spanish and Linguistics, University of Michigan.

Selected Presentations & Publications

Aspinall, EE; Beschnett, A; Ellwood, AF. Health Literacy for Older Adults: Using Evidence to Build a Model Educational Program. Medical Reference Services Quarterly. 2012. 31(3). doi:10.1080/02763869.2012.698174.

Aspinall, EE. Review of: Jane, D; Egger-Sider, F. Going Beyond Google: The Invisible Web in Learning and Teaching. Neal-Schuman. 2009. Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2010 January; 98(1): 90-91. doi: 10.3163/1536-5050.98.1.024.

Aspinall, EE; Chew, K; Parker, M; Watson, L. A Case Study: Planning a Statewide Information Resource for Health Professionals: An Evidence-based Approach at the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries. Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2009 October; 97(4): 246–252. doi:  10.3163/1536-5050.97.4.007.

Kroth, PJ; Aspinall, EE; Philips, HE. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Policy on Enhancing Public Access: Tracking Institutional Contribution Rates. Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2006 July; 94(3): 279-283.

Aspinall, EE. Review of: Consumer Health Issues, Trends and Research: Part 1. Strategic Strides Toward a Better Future; Part 2. Applicable Research in the 21st Century. Edited by Tammy L. Mays. Library Trends, 53(2/3), 2005, pp. 265-518. Library and Information Science Research. 28(2006): 328-246. doi: 10.1016/j.lisr.2006.03.009.

Faiks, EE. Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke. In: The Medical Library Association Encyclopedic Guide to Searching and Finding Health Information on the Web by P.F. Anderson and Nancy Allee (Eds.). New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2004.

Faiks, EE. Addiction. In: The Medical Library Association Encyclopedic Guide to Searching and Finding Health Information on the Web by P.F. Anderson and Nancy Allee (Eds.). New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2004.

Erinn Aspinall