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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

Faculty Profile

GAIL LOUISE HEIMER HERRERA

LIBRARY
ASSISTANT DEAN FOR TECHNICAL SERVICES & AUTOMATION AND PROFESSOR
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221 J D WILLIAMS LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-5674
Joined UM: 08/02/1999

Areas of Expertise

  • ACADEMIC LIBRARIES
  • ANTHROPOLOGY
  • ELECTRONIC RESOURCES
  • INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
  • LIBRARY
  • LIBRARY ACQUISITIONS
  • LIBRARY AUTOMATION
  • LIBRARY COLLECTIONS
  • LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY
  • MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Brief Bio

Gail Herrera was appointed Assistant Dean for Technical Services & Automation at the University of Mississippi in 2004 after serving as Interim Assistant Dean in 2003. Ms. Herrera was the Electronic Services Librarian at the University of Alabama before joining the University of Mississippi Libraries as Head of Library Technology in 1999. She earned her MA in Anthropology from the University of Mississippi and an MLIS from Louisiana State University. As Assistant Dean for Technical Services & Automation, Ms. Herrera manages and provides leadership for Technical Services which includes cataloging, continuing resources, acquisitions, accounting, electronic resources and government documents processing. As the only Assistant Dean in the libraries (2004-2013), she performed administrative functions including report writing, assessment, personnel management as well as leads and facilitates projects, planning and communication across the library organization in areas related to collection development, technical services, automation and electronic resources Ms. Herrera has authored and presented on many library areas including library technology, automation, Interlibrary Loan, acquisitions, assessment and collection development at the regional, national and international levels. She has served in a number of professional organizations and completed Harvard's Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians in 2010.

Degrees

BA
ANTHROPOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI/UNIVERSITY, MISSISSIPPI (1993)
MA
ANTHROPOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI/UNIVERSITY, MISSISSIPPI (1997)
MLS
LIBRARY SCIENCE
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY/BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA (1998)

Committee Memberships

Donor Recognition - Univ. Libraries
Other Kind of Committee
Electronic Res. Mgmt Team - Library
Other Kind of Committee
Library-Demand Driven Book Ordering
Task Force
Library-Res. Acquisitions & Accounting
Ad Hoc Committee
Library-SharePoint Task Force
Task Force
Managers - University Libraries
Other Kind of Committee
University Standing Committee
Resource Managers - University Libraries
Other Kind of Committee