Erin Palazzolo, MLIS
Professor of Medical Informatics in Biomedical Sciences & Director of Library

Room 216
Phone: 575-674-2330
Email: epalazzolo@bcomnm.org
Department: Library and Biomedical Sciences

Education

Master Degree in Library and Information Sciences, 1999
University of Texas at Austin

BS Biology – Organismal Biology, 1998
University of Kansas

Research Interests

  • Teaching and learning in medical informatics
  • Integrating medical information literacy into medical school curricula
  • Promoting health information literacy to underserved communities

Professional Accomplishments & Memberships

Express Outreach Award, Awarded by the National Networks of Libraries of Medicine/South Central Region, Awarded May 2019, one-year project in progress.

Project Administrative Support and Instructor for the Salud y Bienestar: Entrenamiento Para Promotores / Health and Wellness: Training for Community Health Workers.

Development Grant, Awarded by the New Mexico Library Foundation, Spring 2018.

To support local public programming relating to the National Library of Medicine Traveling Exhibit: Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine.

Medical Library Association

Member, 2009 – present

South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association

Member, 2016 – present

Colorado Council of Medical Librarians

Education Committee Member, 2015

Internet Committee Member, 2015

Host, Annual Meeting, RVUHSL, Parker, CO, April 10, 2015

Host, Regional Meeting, RVUHSL, Parker, CO, November 15, 2013

Treasurer, 2011-2013

Host, Annual Meeting, RVUHSL, Parker, CO, April 19, 2013

Host, Regional Meeting, RVUHSL, Parker, CO, November 11, 2009

Health Science Library Network of Kansas City

President, January, 2006 – December, 2006

President Elect, January, 2005 – December, 2005

Selected Publications

  1. Lee and E. Palazzolo, “Health and Wellness: Training Community Health Workers.” Accepted presentation to the Medical Library Association Annual Conference in Seattle, WA TBD.
  2. Palazzolo and N. Lee, “Engaging Community through Graphic Medicine: The Creative Experience of Hosting a National Library of Medicine Traveling Exhibit.” Accepted poster to the Medical Library Association Annual Conference in Seattle, WA TBD.
  3. Fisher, N. Lee, E. Palazzolo, “Graphic Medicine: Unleashing Empathy as a Super Power.” Presentation to the BRLA/TLA Annual Conference in El Paso, TX, October 2019.
  4. Montgomery, L. Fitterling, E. Palazzolo, N. Lee, “Finding the Best Fit: Integrating Library Instruction into the Curriculum.” Presentation to the AACOM Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., April 2019.
  5. Fitterling, D. Garber, E. Palazzolo, “Medical Information Literacy Q-Bank: A Collaborative and Developing Project.” Medical Reference Services Quarterly. 2019; 37(4): 331-340.
  6. Lee and E. Palazzolo, “Engaging Community through Harry Potter’s World: The Magical Experience of Hosting an NLM Traveling Exhibit.” Poster presented to the Medical Library Association, South Central Chapter Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX, October, 2018.
  7. Lee and E. Palazzolo, “Librarians’ Diverse Roles in Teaching & Assessing Evidence Based Practice.” Co-facilitated Roundtable Discussion to the Medical Library Association, South Central Chapter Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX, October, 2018.
  8. Schmick, N. Lee, E. Palazzolo and E. Wright, “Shared Experiences in Startup Osteopathic Medical School Libraries.” Poster presented to the Medical Library Association, South Central Chapter Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, NM, October, 2017.
  9. Fitterling, D.S. Garber, E. Palazzolo, “MEDLIB Q-Bank Anyone? Creating a Question Bank of Medical Informatics Information Literacy Test Questions for Librarians.” Poster presented to the Medical Library Association 2017 Annual Meeting, May 30, 2017.
  10. Lee and E. Palazzolo, “Copyright & Fair Use for the Busy Educator.” Co-presented at the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, July 2017.
  11. Fitterling, E. Palazzolo, “Engaging Medical Student Learning with Grand Rounds Case Presentations: A Tale of Two Libraries.” Poster presented to the Medical Library Association 2016 Annual Meeting, May 16, 2016.
  12. Schwartz, E. Palazzolo, “Presentation to the Attending: A Medical Information Literacy Skill Development Activity for First-Year Students.” Poster presented to the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) 2016 Annual Conference, April 7, 2016.