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Holly Grossetta Nardini, MLS

Associate Director

Leadership and administration of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library.

Oversees Research and Education, Clinical Information, Technology and Innovation, Collection Development and Scholarly Communication.

Librarian for the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science.

Holly has lived, worked, and traveled for 18 years in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa and is fluent in Italian.


  • Malhotra A, Wu X, Forman HP, Nardini HK, Matouk CC, Gandhi D, Moore C, Sanelli P. Growth and Rupture Risk of Small Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms: A Systematic Review. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2017; 167(1):26-33.
  • Nwanyanwu K, Grossetta Nardini HK, Shaughness G, Nunez Smith M, NewmanCasey PA. Systematic review of community-engaged research in ophthalmology. Expert Review of Ophthalmology. 2017;12(3):233-41.
  • Malhotra, A, Wu, X, Kalra, VB, Nardini HKG, Liu, R, Abbed, KM, Forman, HP. Utility of MRI for cervical spine clearance after blunt traumatic injury: a meta-analysis. European Radiology. 2017;27(3):1148-60.
  • Wang, L, Grossetta Nardini HK. The Yale MeSH Analyzer: using technology to make searching more efficient. Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2016; 104(4): 355-7.
  • Grossetta Nardini HK, Wang, L. The Yale MeSH Analyzer: a new tool for search refinement. Expert Searching Column. MLA News. 2016; 56(6):6-7.
  • Xu X, Grossetta Nardini HK, Ruger JP. Micro-costing studies in the health and medical literature: protocol for a systematic review. Systematic Reviews. 2014;3(1):47.
  • Nayeri UA, West AB, Grossetta Nardini HK, Copel JA, Sfakianaki AK. Systematic review of sonographic findings of placental mesenchymal dysplasia and subsequent pregnancy outcome. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2013;41(4):366-74.
  • Grossetta Nardini HK, Linden J, Mayman G, Reardon K, Shimp A. Lessons for working with web designers. Online. 2002;26(2):51.
  • Nardini HG. Building a culture of assessment. ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC. 2001;218(5):11.
  • Grossetta Nardini HK. Book review: Developing a successful service plan. Performance Measures and Metrics. 2001;2(2):139-141.
  • Wright LW, Grossetta Nardini HK, Aronson AR, Rindflesch TC. Hierarchical concept indexing of full-text documents in the Unified Medical Language System® Information Sources Map. Journal of the American Society for Information Science. 1999;50(6):514-23.
  • Lyon BJ, Stavri PZ, Hochstein DC, Nardini HG. Internet access in the libraries of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Bulletin of the Medical Library Association. 1998;86(4):486-90.
  • Glover J, Grossetta Nardini HK. The Internet: A new instrument in a virtual "doctor's bag." Connecticut Medicine. 1996;60(7):413-20.

Professional Associations and Service

  • American College of Physicians (ACP), Publications Committee, 2019-
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
    • Library Advisory Board, 2015-2017  
  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
    • Radiology Library Advisory Board, 2014-2017
  • North Atlantic Health Sciences Libraries, 1994-1997, 2003-2011, 2014-present
    • NAHSL 2016 Conference Planning Committee, 2014-2016
    • Hospitality Committee (chair), 2014-2016
  • Association of Visual Science Librarians, 2014-present
  • Medical Library Association, 1994-1999, 2003-present
    • International Cooperation Section, 1996-1998, 2014-present
      • Avraham Reis Travel Grant Award Committee, 2016
    • Public Service Section, 2014-present    


Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts
M.S. in Library Science, October 1994
Inducted Beta Phi Mu, International Library Science Honor Society, 1994

Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia
A.B. in English cum laude, May 1990