Esther Carrigan

Professional Responsibilities

  • As Medical Sciences Library (MSL) director, provides leadership in planning, budgeting, developing, implementing, and evaluating user-oriented, technologically advanced information services and resources for MSL.  
  • As Associate Dean, serves as a senior manager for the University Libraries to create the overall vision, guide the process of setting priorities, and develop strategies for achieving them. 

Education

  • MLS, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1975
  • BA, State University of New York at Fredonia, 1972

Affiliations

  • Distinguished Member, Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP)
  • Medical Library Association (MLA)
  • South Central Chapter / Medical Library Association (SCC/MLA)
  • Veterinary Medical Libraries Section / Medical Library Association

Research Interests

  • building, organization and management of library collections
  • literature of veterinary medicine
  • organizational development 

Selected Papers

  • Joe Jaros, Esther Carrigan and others.  "Saving the Elusive Past for the Future: A Case Study in Collaboration of Veterinary Libraries."  Journal of Agricultural and Food Information 9:4 (2008), 329-336.
  • Resnick, Taryn, Ana Ugaz, Nancy Burford, and Esther Carrigan.  "E-Resources: Transforming Access Services for the Digital Age."  Library Hi-Tech 26:1 (2008), 141-156.
  • Goodwin, Susan, Nancy Burford, Martha Bedard, Esther Carrigan and Gale Hannigan.  "CMS/CMS: Content Management System/Change Management Strategies."  Library Hi-Tech 24:1 (2006), 54-60.
  • Carrigan, Esther, Robin Sewell, Mary Dabney Wilson and Anne Highsmith.  Enhancing the Use of Electronic Resources on the Texas A&M Universities Website: Herding Electronic Resources into Subject Groupings.  Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists.  Onderstepoort, South Africa: University of Pretoria (2006), 63-66.  Also available on the World Wide Web at http://www.ais.up.ac.za/vet/icahis   
  • Carrigan, Esther and Nancy Burford.  The Road to an Electronic Journal Collection: Using Data to Pave the Way.  Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists.  Budapest, Hungary: Szent Istvan University, Veterinary Science Library (2003), 16-20.  Also available on the World Wide Web at http://library.univet.hu/icahis/icahis.htm.
  • Carrigan, Esther, Martha Bedard and Nancy Burford.  Managing Web Content for the Texas A&M University Libraries.  Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists.  Budapest, Hungary: Szent Istvan University, Veterinary Science Library (2003), 28-31.  Also available on the World Wide Web at http://library.univet.hu/icahis/icahis.htm. 

 

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