Erin Reardon recently joined the Bio-Medical Library as one of four librarians working with the Medical School.
As a liaison to the Medical School, she will support teaching, learning, and research through her support of literature searching, systematic reviews, and evidence-based practice.
After earning a B.A. in English from Georgia College & State University with a concentration in creative writing, Reardon traveled to New Mexico for an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from New Mexico State University. Later, she completed an M.L.I.S. from Valdosta State University in Georgia.
Reardon comes to the University of Minnesota by way of Louisiana, where she served for two years as a reference and instruction librarian at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport. In this role she supported the schools of medicine, allied health, and basic sciences in literature searches, instruction, and the research needs of students and faculty.
In a previous academic life, Reardon wrote short stories and taught freshman composition and developmental composition at the community college and university in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Before becoming a librarian, she worked in the health insurance industry in Atlanta, Georgia.
Get to know Reardon
Reardon’s experience in Minnesota has been noteworthy as she has seen more snow in the past two months than in the rest of her lifetime put together.
If you get a chance to meet Reardon, ask her about her love of knitting and video games, or ask what she’s reading. Also, feel free to offer suggestions on how to survive the winter months.