Gail Herrera

Gail Herrera
Assistant Dean for Technical Services and Professor
Gail Herrera

Secondary Department: 

  • Automation
  • Ordering

My role: 

As Assistant Dean for Technical Services & Automation, I provide leadership and vision for the Technical Services division including three distinct departments and two cross-functional areas (see organizational structure). There are three formal departments within Technical Services including Cataloging, Continuing Resources, and Government Documents. I also directly supervise two areas without department heads: firm ordering (one-time purchases) and automation (integrated library system). I have implemented a number of user services including ILLiad, A-Z services, link resolvers, off-campus proxy server, citation software, Google Scholar Linking Service, LibX and the library’s first discovery service. My goal is to help researchers access the information they need and preserve collections for the future.


B.A. in Anthropology & Spanish, University of Mississippi

M.A. in Anthropology, University of Mississippi

M.L.I.S. Louisiana State University

Selected Publications and Presentations: 

Selected Service: 


  • Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians, Harvard Institutes for Higher Education, 2010

  • Beta Phi Mu, International Library & Information Studies Honor Society, 1998

  • LITA/Geac Scholarship, Library Information Technology Association (LITA), 1997

  • Lewis Mack Fellowship, Louisiana State University, 1997

  • Marcus Elvis Taylor Medal, Awarded in Anthropology & Modern Languages, University of Mississippi, 1993

  • Frances W. James Memorial Award in Anthropology, University of Mississippi, 1993

  • Phi Kappa Phi Undergraduate Scholarship, Phi Kappa Phi, 1993
  • W.R. and O.R. Price Scholarship in Modern Languages, University of Mississippi, 1992

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