Deputy Director, Beatley Library, Simmons College
Vivienne Piroli is the School of Health Sciences librarian at Simmons College. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Simmons SLIS. In her role as SHS librarian, she is responsible for providing student and faculty support for programs in healthcare administration, nursing, nutrition and physical therapy. Piroli places particular emphasis on information literacy instruction for these groups and finds it is symbiotic with curricula based in Evidence Based Medicine. As an adjunct, Piroli teaches a course on user instruction, which is designed to teach budding librarians how to design information literacy instruction according to professional standards and pedagogically sound practices. She has authored several articles and book chapters on a range of information literacy topics. She was nominated for the 2009 Association of Library and Information Science Educators' Excellence in Teaching award. She received her undergraduate education from University College in Dublin, Ireland and holds a postgraduate Higher Diploma in Education from Dublin's Trinity College. Piroli has received a master's degree in history from Harvard University and a master's in library and information science from Simmons College.