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Hannigan, Gale G.

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • Task Force to Review MLA’s Competencies for Lifelong Learning and Professional Success, Chair 2016–2017
  • Medical Library Education Section, Chair, 2013–2014
  • Member, Nominating Committee, 2004-2005; 2012-2013
  • Section Council, Communications Committee, Chair, 1990–1992
  • Section Council, Secretary, 1992–1993
  • Educational Media and Technologies Section (EMTS/HSAVS)
  • EMTS Section Council Representative, 1991–1993
  • EMTS Section Council Alternate, 1987–89
  • EMTS Chair, 1986–87
  • EMTS Treasurer, 1983–1985
  • Editorial Committee for the MLA News, Chair,1984–1985
  • South Central Chapter (MLA SCC)
    • Awards Committee, Chair, 2013–2014
    • Governmental Relations Committee, Chair, 2006–2007
    • Research Committee, Chair, 1993–1994


Other Accomplishments and Activities

  • Minnesota Health Sciences Library Association (MHSLA)
    • Nominating Committee, Chair, 1986
    • Secretary/Treasurer, 1984–1985


Honors and Awards

  • President’s Award to Task Force to Review MLA’s Competencies for Lifelong Learning and Professional Success, 2018
  • Lucretia W. McClure Excellence in Education Award, 2011
  • Medical Library Association/Institute for Scientific Information Doctoral Fellowship Award, 1996
  • Estelle Brodman Award for Academic Medical Librarian of the Year, 1996 Academy of Health Information Professionals, Distinguished Member, 1990–present
 Other Awards
  • 2020 Native Health Initiative Loving Service Award, 2020
  • Outstanding Alumni, University of North Texas, Department of Information Science, 2021


Other Accomplishments & Activities (selected)

  • Fellow, National Library of Medicine Course in Medical Informatics, Woods Hole, MA, 1997
  • Editor, Informatics Column, Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 1994–1999
  • US Department of Education Fellowship in Medical Informatics, 1992–1995


Publications (5 representative)

  • Scharmen TN, Hannigan GG. A place-based approach to assessing wellness and wellbeing: the New Mexico Community Data Collaborative. In: Page-Reeves J, editor. Well-being as a multidimensional concept: understanding connections between culture, community, and health. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books of Rowman & Littlefield; 2019. p.409–430.
  • Bradley PV, Getrich CM, Hannigan GG. New Mexico practitioners' access to and satisfaction with online clinical information resources: an interview study using qualitative data analysis software. J Med Libr Assoc. 2015 Jan;103(1):31–5.
  • Bartold SP, Hannigan GG. Decisionmaking, statistics, and informatics. In: Henkin R, editor. Nuclear medicine. St. Louis, MO: Mosby; 1996. p.10–29; 2d ed. New York, NY: Elsevier; 2006. p.10–32.
  • Hannigan GG. Librarian as patient: a view from the other side. Am Libr. 1998 Nov; 48–50.
  • Hannigan GG, Brown JF. Managing public access microcomputers in health sciences libraries. Chicago, IL: Medical Library Association;1990.


Professional Positions

  • University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library & Informatics Center, Albuquerque, NM
    • Research Professor, 2013–present
    • Visiting Professor, 2011–2013
  • University of North Texas School of Library and Information Sciences, Denton, TX
    • Adjunct Faculty 2001–2017
  • Texas A&M University Medical Sciences Library & Texas A&M University System, College Station, TX
    • Tenured Professor, HSC College of Medicine (Joint appointment)  
    • Director, Informatics for Medical Education 1996–2011
    • Medical Informatics Specialist 1995–1996
    • Manager, Education and Information Services 1990–1995
  •  University of Texas School of Library and Information Sciences, Austin, TX
    • Adjunct Lecturer 1990–1992
  • The Upjohn Company, Medical Library Services
    • Manager 1986–1990
  •  University of Minnesota Bio-Medical Library
    • Head, Learning Resources Center 1982–1986
  • Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, Houston, TX
    • Information Services Librarian/Database Searcher 1977–1979
    • Coordinator for Physician Services 1979–1982


  • Certificate of Journalism, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2014
  • PhD, Information Science, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, 2000
  • MPH, University of Texas, Houston, TX, 1982
  • MLS, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 1977
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley, CA, Philosophy and English, (with honors), 1973





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