Diane Gill, PhD

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Diane Gill, PhD

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice

PhD: Interdisciplinary Information Science, University of North Texas, 2023

Master's Degree(s): MS in Library and Information Science, University of North Texas, 2019; MA in Education, University of Texas at Arlington, 2008

Bachelor's Degree(s): BA, 

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Diane Gill is an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in the School of Information Studies at Louisiana State University. She received her doctorate from University of North Texas College of Information Science. Diane’s dissertation focuses on school librarians and inclusive services during challenging times.

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 joining LSU, Diane held positions as an instructor of record at Dallas College, Northwood University, and Paul Quinn College. She has served in underrepresented communities as a teacher, campus, and district librarian in Dallas County, Texas for over fifteen years. She has won the University of North Texas IS Toulouse Graduate School Fellowship Award.

Courses Taught

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 7010 Organization of Information

LIS 7400 School Library Management

LIS 7401 Academic Libraries

LIS 7808 Information Services to Diverse Populations

Research Areas

School Libraries, School Librarians, School Library Trends, Information Resources

Selected Publications

Baker, S., Smith, D., Colby, D., & Gill, D. (2022). Self-Reported characteristics of servant leadership in school librarians. IASL 2022 Hybrid Conference and Research Forum

Smith, D., Milburn, S., Colby, D., Esener, Y., & Gill, D. (2021). What is important for survival?: The analysis of a school librarian’s COVID-19 blog post corpus. IASL Annual Conference Proceedings.

Selected Presentations

Suttle, M., & Gill, D. “Misinformation, Disinformation, Fake News and News Media Literacy for School Libraries” IASL. Columbia, SC. July 11 – 15, 2022.

Gill, D. "An Exploratory Study of School Librarians’ Advocacy for Equitable Access During a Pandemic" (2021) New Librarianship Symposium Series.

Selected Professional & Community Service

Paul Quinn College Teacher Education Advisory Board.

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