Photograph of Diane GillDiane Gill

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice

Master's Degree(s): MS in Library and Information Science, University of North Texas, 2019

MA in Education, University of Texas at Arlington, 2008

PhD: Interdisciplinary Information Science, University of North Texas, in progress

E-mail: dianegill@lsu.edu

Diane Gill is an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in School Librarianship. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the College of Information at the University of North Texas. Diane’s dissertation focuses on school library media centers diversity in recruitment and staffing while her wider research interests include school library information resources and school library trends.

After receiving her BA in History, she earned a MA in Education Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Arlington. She earned an MS in Library and Information Science from the University of North Texas. Before starting her Ph.D. program, Diane worked in the Zale Library and Learning Resource Center at Paul Quinn College. She has served in underrepresented communities as a teacher, campus, and district librarian in Dallas County, Texas for over 15 years. She has won the University of North Texas IS Toulouse Graduate School Fellowship Award.

Courses

LIS 4101: Collection Development for Children
LIS 4102: Collection Development for Teens
LIS 4104: Collection Development of Non-Fiction
LIS 7000: Information and Society
LIS 7002: Information Resources
LIS 7010: Organization of Information
LIS 7400: School Library Management
LIS 7401: Academic Libraries
LIS 7808: Information Services to Diverse Populations

Research Areas

School library trends (virtual libraries, learning commons, social media communications, digital technologies)

School Library Media Specialist (leadership, roles, and perspective)

School Library Media Center (diversity in recruitment and staffing, planning, policy development, implementation, and program evaluation)

Client Research (information needs by groups, e.g., administration, teachers by grade or subject area, and student needs)

Information Resources (equity and access and collection development issues)

Professional/Community Service 

Paul Quinn College Teacher Education Advisory Board

Texas Association of Developing Colleges

University of North Texas School of Library and Information Science Capstone Committee

Links

Visit Professor Gill's Website

Twitter: @_DianeGill