Director, Health Sciences Libraries; Interim Director, Innovation and Experiential Learning
Health Sciences Library[email protected]
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1908-4094
Experts profile: Erinn Aspinall
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.
I believe that Health Sciences Libraries are at their best when they mirror the goals 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 our 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.
- University of Michigan School of Information, with specialization in Library and Information Services
- 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.
Aspinall, EE; Tomlinson, C; Johnson, C. Evidence Based Strategic Planning: Practical Strategies. In: Everyday Evidence Based Practice in the Academic Library: Case Studies and Reflections. ACRL Press. In progress.
Aspinall, EE. A purposeful approach to library events promotion. In Planning and Promoting Library Events in Health Sciences Libraries: Success Stories and Best Practices. Shalu Gillium and Natasha Williams (Eds). Rowman & Littlefield. 2021.
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.
2020, Data Visualization with Excel: A Hands-on Internship from the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Library. Subcontract from the Greater Midwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. $10,000. Co-author.
2009, Health Literacy Program for Minnesota Seniors (HeLP MN Seniors). Consumer Health Subcontract from the Greater Midwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. $40,000. Project manager. evaluator. primary author.
2007, Bridges for Health Information. Outreach Subcontract from the South Central Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. $12,000. Principal investigator. primary author.
Awards and honors (selected)
2021-2022, National Library of Medicine/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Leadership Fellows Program. Through a competitive process, selected to participate in a year-long program aimed at preparing the next generation of Health Sciences Library Directors. Fellowship provided mentorship, a cohort of peers, a planned curriculum, and a capstone project.
2003 - 2005, National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship. Through a competitive process, awarded by the National Library of Medicine to participate in a two-year post-graduate fellowship in health sciences librarianship.
2013 - , Distinguished Member, Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP). The highest level of credentialing by the Medical Library Association. Indicates that your peers have certified that you have met a standard of professional education, experience, and accomplishment and demonstrates that you are committed to career development.