Health Sciences Librarian and Associate Professor
University of Memphis
rma Singarella, Ed.D.
Dr. Irma Singarella is Associate Professor and the Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Memphis. Previously, she was the Library Director, at the Medical Sciences Campus (2008-2017). She also served as Assistant Dean of Technology Integration and Information Access, Medical Sciences Campus University of Puerto Rico (2009-2010).
She earned her undergraduate degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences, and has two master’s degrees, including Public Administration, and Library and Information Sciences. She holds a doctoral degree (Ed.D.) in Administration and Supervision in Education. She was a fellow at the National Library of Medicine/AAHSL Leadership Program (2009).
She has been active in diverse professional organizations. She was the SC/MLA Conference Chair in San Juan Puerto Rico, (2015), and has been a member of the SC Program Committee, (2013-14), Professional Development, Bylaws, and Research Committees. She is active in the Medical Library Association (MLA), including the MLA Scholarship for Underrepresented Students Committee Chair (2019-2020), and is a Nursing and Allied Health Resources and Services (NAHRS) section member.
She was an active member of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL), the Consortium of Biomedical Libraries (CONBLS), and the Puerto Rican Association of University Professors (APPU). She has presented papers, posters, moderated panels, teaching workshops and sections of course, served on student dissertation committees, and as embedded librarian. She is bilingual and involved with outreach efforts to the greater Memphis community. She is a certified Zumba, Pro Pound and Primary Indoor Cycling instructor.