Rita Premo, MS

Reference Librarian
School of Allied Health Professions Liaison
School of Graduate Studies Liaison

433 Bolivar St.
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-568-7717
Email: rpremo@lsuhsc.edu


Master of Science, Information Sciences, 2004
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Bachelor of Science in Journalism, 1994
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Member of:

Association of College and Research Libraries, Instruction and Science and Technology Sections and Health Sciences Interest Group

Health Sciences Library Association of Louisiana (HSLAL)

South Central Chapter, Medical Library Association


Dental Laboratory Technology Informatics (DLT 3219)

Introduction to Evidence-Based Dentistry (DENT 1124)

Introduction to Library Resources

Library Lunchtime Learning workshop series

Scholarly Publishing: The Basics

Selected Publications:

Premo R. Protecting cityspace: the terrorist threat across the United States is challenging cities to find new ways to balance security and openness. Security Management. 2003 Sept;47(9):67-72.

Premo R. A new syllabus for better security: the Milton Hershey School offers a sweet deal to its live-in student body. Security Management. 2001 Nov;45(11):75-83.

Premo RL. The U.S. Botanic Garden: showcasing nature in the nation’s capital. LINK Magazine. 1995 Sept;18(7):34-37.


K McFadden, R Premo. What Editors Look for in an Article, The Art of Condensation: Writing a Quality Abstract, and Developing an Abstract With Curb Appeal. Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA. 2011-2013.

R Premo. Using Technology to Manage Bibliographies and Publish Manuscripts. Presented at Translating Nursing Research: Changing Practice…Changing Lives. New Orleans, LA, July 23, 2010.

T Frederick, R Premo, I Martinez. Navigating Knowledge: Researching Clinical Trials. Presented at the National Breast Cancer Coalition Advocacy Meeting, Washington, DC, January 22, 2006.


National Networks of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region Professional Development Award, 2014-2015, to attend the Association of College and Research Libraries 2015 Conference, Portland, OR.


Research Interests:

Adult education
Health literacy/patient education
Information/scientific literacy
Scholarly communications


Updated November 2015