Erinn Aspinall

Director (Interim)

Health Sciences Library

[email protected]

612-626-7039

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

M.S.I.
University of Michigan School of Information, with specialization in Library and Information Services
B.A.
Dual majors in Spanish and Linguistics, University of Michigan

Selected publications and presentations

Peer reviewed articles

Aspinall, EE; Hunt, SL; Theis-Mahon, NR; Chew, KV; Olawsky, E. Addressing Disparities in Physician Access to Information in Support of Evidence-based Practice, Health Communication. 2020. doi:10.1080/10410236.2020.1723049

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; 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:0.3163/1536-5050.97.4.007

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.

Book chapters

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.

Book reviews

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. 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