Andy Corrigan



Andy Corrigan


Associate Dean


(504) 865-5679


Associate Dean


The Associate Dean of Libraries is a member of the library’s Administrative Group and supervisor for the Director of Technical Services, the Director of Special Collections, and the Director of the Latin American Library.  He reports to the Dean of Libraries and Academic Information Resources and serves as the library's administrative head in the dean's absence.  In addition the Associate Dean is the library’s Chief Collections Officer and coordinates collection development across its divisions while directing collections budget planning and expenditures, assisted by the library’s three chief bibliographers who function as a planning group.  He guides planning for optimum physical spaces for collections and users.  He also plans and oversees library recovery initiatives including the Tulane Libraries Recovery Center and replacement of lost collections.  He coordinates library compliance matters associated with the process for institutional reaccreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). He represents the library in meetings with project managers, architects, and contractors involved in the current 5th and 6th floor building addition that is the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library Build-back and Hazard Mitigation Project.

Degrees & Professional Certifications

Ed.D, Educational Administration, West Virginia University 

MLIS, Library and Information Science, University of Rhode Island

BA, Sociology, Keene State College

AS, Communication Arts and Science (Journalism), Lyndon State College 

Professional Affiliations

American Library Association (ALA)

Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL)

Louisiana Library Association (LLA)

Professional Activities

Recent Publications

Corrigan, Andy. (2010). “Tulane University; Hurricane Katrina.” In Comprehensive Guide to Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery, eds., Frances C. Wilkinson, Linda K. Lewis, and Nancy K. Dennis, 117-127. Chicago : Association of College and Research Libraries.

Corrigan, Andy. (2008). Disaster: response and recovery at a major research library in New Orleans. Library Management. 29 (4/5): 293-306.

Corrigan, Andy. "With a bucket of extremes: saving an ARL-size library collection in New Orleans,” in Sailing into the Future – Charting our Destiny: Proceedings of the 13th ACRL National Conference. Ed. Hugh Thompson (Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2007): 83-91.

Corrigan, Andy. (2005). The collection policy reborn: a practical application of web-based documentation. Collection Building. 24 (2): 65-69.

Professional Interests

Planning for library collections, services, and facilties; publishing trends and information technology; information economics

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