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Paula Gannaway, MLS, M.Ed

Nursing Research Librarian

  • M.L.S.
  • M.Ed.
Office Hours
  • By Appointment
Current Classes
  • Adjunct for research component of Global Culture & Health


I have been at LCU since 1975 instructing library skills and assisting people with their information needs.
In 1957, my uncle & aunt were among the first faculty, which began my family's connection with the college.
After completing my Master's in Library Science, I returned to Lubbock and married a Lubbock native.
I am very active in the Associates of LCU helping to raise funds while working with wonderful ladies.

Liaison to:

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing

Latest News

  • “Locating clinical practice guidelines: Teaching tip” (2020). Nurse Educator,45 (1), 50. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000699
  • Gannaway & Byers. “Design of an Innovative Learning Tool to Advance Cultural Competence in Nursing Students” Transcultural Nursing Conference poster presentation, Richmond, VA Oct. 18-19, 2019.
  • With JoAnn Long, presented AGREE guideline review activity (September Council)
  • With Covenant Health Research Academy & LCU faculty. “Acute Care Nurses Answer a Clinical Question Alongside Academic and Hospital Nurse Leaders Through Partnership” 30th International Nursing Research Congress, Calgary AL, Canada, July 2019 (non-attendee).
  • With Covenant Health Research Academy & LCU faculty. “Academic and Acute Care Institutions Partner to Impact Nursing Practice Through Increasing Translational Research Capacity” 30th International Nursing Research Congress, Calgary AL, Canada, July 2019 (non-attendee)
  • Byers, Beverly & Gannaway, Paula. “Resolving the Barriers Inhibiting Graduate Nursing Students’ Global Transcultural Opportunities” Transcultural Nursing Conference panel presentation, San Antonio Oct. 17-20, 2018
  • Covenant Research Academy presentations: Cochrane systematic review concepts guide reporting Jan. 2018, Literature search reminders & tips Dec. 2018, Oct. 2017
  • Long, JoAnn, Gannaway, Paula & Ford, Cindy. “Comparative Analysis of the Similarities and Differences in Approach to Integrative Scholarly Reviews” poster presentation for Sigma Theta Tau International’s 28th Nursing Research Congress, Dublin, Ireland July 2017.
  • Byers, Beverly & Gannaway, Paula. “Study Abroad Opportunities and Graduate Nursing Students’ Challenges for Participation” poster presentation accepted for Sigma Theta Tau International’s 28th Nursing Research Congress, Dublin Ireland, July 2017.
  • "Nursing and Library faculty partnerships" poster presentation CLUTE Institute International Education conference, Washington DC April 26, 2016

  • "Effectiveness of a Technology-Based Intervention to Teach Evidence-Based Practice: The EBR Tool" Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing 2016 Feb.13(1):59-65. doi: 10.1111/wvn.12132. Epub 2016 Jan 15.
  • "Applying the Flipped Classroom to Create Energy in Library Instruction" SACSCOC 2015 Annual Meeting Concurrent Session
  • Evidence Based Research (EBR) tool received U.S. Copyright Office certificate. Co-author with Dr. JoAnn Long.
  • "Outcomes of an Evidence-Based Research (EBR) tool to teach online research and critical thinking skills" presentation Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Congress Hong Kong July 2014
  • Evidence-Based Research: techniques, sources & publication with Susan Warner Covenant Health System Research Council, July 9, 2014
  • Lessons learned developing a multi-discipline web-based research tool presentation with JoAnn Long, LCU Scholars' Colloquium April 10, 2014
  • Lessons learned: using a web-based tool to teach evidence-based practice: application to institutional effectiveness SACSCOC roundtable with JoAnn Long Dec. 7 2013
  • "Outcomes of a web-based tool to teach evidence-based practice" poster presentation with JoAnn Long ISRN, July 9-10, 2013
  • "Outcomes of a web-based tool to teach evidence-based practice with application to institutional effectiveness" co-presentation with JoAnn Long, LCU Scholars' Colloquium, April 17, 2013
  • "EquipLCU in review: reflections on LCU's critical thinking initiative" Scholars' colloquium panel April 17, 2013
  • "Improving skills of registered nurses: effects of a web-based tool" co-presentation with JoAnn Long at 2012 Summer Institute on Evidence-based Quality Improvement, July 17-18, 2012
  • "Outcomes of an online, multi-disciplinary evidence based resource tool" co-presentation with JoAnn Long LCU Scholars' Colloquium April 19, 2012
  • Development of a Multidisciplinary Evidence-Based Tool to Enhance Student Research Skills and Critical Thinking Decision Points Using the WWW and Mobile Phone App, poster presentation with JoAnn Long, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society convention, Oct. 31-Nov.1, 2011