Dragan Gill



Relevant Experience

Reference Librarian, Assistant Professor                                                                Mar 2016 - Present

            Instructor                                                                   Mar 2015 – Mar 2016

James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College

Liaison to Africana Studies, Anthropology, Environmental Studies,
        Gender & Women’s Studies, Justice Studies, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology

                Provide information literacy instruction & collection development services

Rhode Island Open Textbook Initiative

        Steering Committee Co-Chair                                                                   Jul 2017 - Present

        Steering Committee Chair                                                               Sept 2016 - Jul 2017

Coordinator of Reference Student Employees                                     Aug 2015 - Dec 2017, Jun 2020 - Present


Selected Work

COVID-19 Response: Accessibility Task Force                                                       Summer 2020  - Present

COVID-19 Response: Online Planning Committee                                            Spring/Summer 2020

Co-Instructor, Honors 250 Topics: Honors Colloquium                                                           Fall 2018

Planning Council Member, Central Falls Rhode Island College Innovation Lab                    Mar 2015 - May 2017

Asset Map Team Lead

Co-Administer Library Website

                Co-developed & implemented library homepage UX study                                       Spring 2020

                Co-developed & implemented discovery UX study                                                    Fall 2019

                Co-developed & implemented an IRB approved UX study                                       Spring 2016

                Administer Springshare Products

Information Literacy and Academic Program Liaison Librarian                                      Feb 2012 - Mar 2015

Wadsworth Library, Mount Ida College

Liaison to School of Design, New England Institute, Social Sciences and Humanities Departments

        Co-revised a cohesive information literacy curriculum for the college

Redesigned the library website, including implementing the use of LibGuides, LibAnswers & LibCal

        Co-authored library mission statement

Adjunct Faculty, Reference Department                                                            Sept 2011 – Feb 2012

James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College

        Created, edited & updated LibGuides

        Provided one-on-one reference services

Part-time Library Commons Assistant I                                                            Nov 2010 – Feb 2012

Phillips Memorial Library, Providence College                                             

Teen Programming Coordinator                                                                     Summer 2010, 2011

Mystic & Noank Library, Mystic CT

Substitute Teacher                                                                                       Feb 2010 - Jun 2011

Groton Public Schools, Groton CT

Circulation Assistant                                                                                    Sept 2006 - Nov 2007

Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC


Gill, D. (2020). Creating an asset map for student and community success: Finding our strengths through a campus partnership. College & Research Libraries News, 81(11), 545.


Gill, D., FCTL Think Tank: OER for Accessible, Flexible and Creative Online Teaching                                     Jun 2020

        Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning, Rhode Island College

Gill, D. & L. Gumb, RI Open Textbook Initiative: A Statewide Challenge for Higher Education                            Apr 2020

        Rhode Island Teaching & Learning Network

Gill, D., Open to Support Accessibility and Inclusion                                                                            Feb 2020

Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning, Rhode Island College

Ernst, D. & D. Gill, Open Textbooks: Access, Affordability, and Academic Success                Oct 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

        Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning, Rhode Island College                                                    Feb 2018

Gill, D., How to measure open textbook and OER progress without numbers?                                              Jul 2019

Breakout-session leader, Open Textbook Network Summit                                                                                                                                          

Brophy-Baermann, M. & D. Gill, Reviving the Messenger: Post-Truth Media Literacy                                   May 2019

        Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference

Gill, D., Inroads to Open Access Publishing                                                                           Mar 2019

        Department Chairs Meetings, Rhode Island College

Gill, D., But I Don’t Use a Textbook: Open Educational Resources for All                                           Mar 2019

        Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Rhode Island College

Fairchild, D., D. Gill & L. Gumb, All Hands on Deck: Librarians as Advocates of OER                                   Nov 2018

        Invited Speaker, State of Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services, CE

Freeman, D. & D. Gill, Understanding Copyright & Creative Commons                                                    Oct 2018

        Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Rhode Island College

Gill, D. & L. Gumb, Open Educational Resources: Reimagining Access & Pedagogy                                   Aug 2018

Invited Speaker, Center for Innovation in Education, Thomas College

Fairchild, D., D. Gill & L. Gumb, Small State, Big Challenge:                                                           May 2018
Creating a Community of Practice for Rhode Island Librarians

        NorthEast OER Summit

Gill, D. & L. Kohl, Open Educational Resources:                                                                     Apr 2018
Supporting Student Success in the Classroom through High Quality Free & Reusable Content

        Innovative Educators, Webinar

Hamouda, S. & D. Gill, Harnessing Faculty Knowledge                                                                    Feb 2018
and Open-Enabled Practices to Create Ebooks and Online Course Materials

        Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Rhode Island College

Presentations cont.

Gill, D. & L. Gumb, Beyond Savings: Empowering Faculty to Make the Switch                                           Nov 2017

New England Faculty Development Consortium Conference

Barlow, A. & D. Gill, Using Object-Based and Open-Enabled Pedagogy for Authentic Learning                   Jul & Oct 2017

Adjunct Professional Development Day, Rhode Island College

Gill, D., H. Posey, & A. Tieman Michney, Opening Up about Open Textbooks:                                            May 2017
Accounts of Real Work around OER

        Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference

Coelho, L., Gill, D. & A. Nieves Collaborative Cartography:                                                           May 2017
Creating an Asset Map for Student and Community Success

        Association of College and Research Libraries, New England Chapter Annual Conference

Mainstream Media, Social Media, Fake News, and the “Post-Truth” World, as part of:                                    Feb 2017

        Liberal Studies 150: Understanding the Post-Election World, Rhode Island College

Ayton, K, & D. Gill, Kanopy - An On-Demand Streaming Video Solution. Like Netflix, but Better!                      Jul 2016

Adjunct Professional Development Day, Rhode Island College

Ayton, K, A. Barlow, D. Gill, & L. Perry, UX Study for LibGuides 2 Website Redesign                                  May 2016

        Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference

Gill, D., Library I: Beginning Research Skills                                                                 Feb & Apr 2016

(A Series to Guide Faculty in Developing Student Research Skills)

Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Rhode Island College

D. Gill & P. Brennan, Pilot to Reduce 1st Year IL Overload (Poster)                                                    Oct 2015

Information Literacy Action Round Table, Rhode Island Library Association

Vingo, T. & D. Gill, How the Library is Changing to Support Faculty                                                    Aug 2013

        Faculty/Staff Summer Institute, Mount Ida College


Goodwin-Gomez, G. & D. Gill,  Living in the Amazon: Artifacts of the Brazilian Yanomami                       Spring 2020

Gill, D., Curiosity                                                                                                    Fall 2019

Gill, D., A Potion for Memory and Wisdom                                                                       Spring 2019

Barlow, A. & D. Gill, The Book: Art and Artifact                                                            Spring/Summer 2016

Professional Association Memberships & Committees


American Library Association & Association of College & Research Libraries        2012 - Present

College Libraries Section, Instruction Section

Student Member: College Library Section, Instruction Section, New Member Round Table                      2008

Association of College & Research Libraries, New England Chapter                                          2012 - Present

New England Library Instruction Group

Scholarships & Awards Committee                                                                       2016 - 2019

Co-Chair                                                                                      2017 - 2019

Professional Association Memberships & Committees Cont.

New England Library Association                                                                          2017 - Present

New England Board of Higher Education Open Education Regional Advisory Committee                 2020 - Present

Northeast OER Summit Core Planning Team                                                                  2020 - Present

Rhode Island Library Association                                                                          2011 - Present

Information Literacy Action Round Table                                                          2015 - Present

Conference Committee                                                                               2011 - 2016

Higher Education Library Information Network

        Strategic Directions task force                                                                    Nov 2019  -  Jun 2020

        Mission task force                                                                              Oct 2018 - Mar 2019

Website task force                                                                                   Mar - Oct 2017



MLIS with a specialization in Academic Librarianship                                                                    Dec 2008

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA                                                                                    

B.A. with a concentration in Cross Cultural Studies                                                                   May 2006

Simon’s Rock College of Bard, Great Barrington MA

Awards & Grants

Faculty Professional Development Stipend                                                                         2017, 2018

Nina C. Brotherton Scholarship                                                                                    Fall 2008

Professional Development & Continuing Education

Learning about Learning Circles Facilitator Training                                                           Jan - Feb 2021

        Rhode Island Library Association & Peer 2 Peer University

Social & Behavioral Research - Basic/Refresher & Conflict of Interest mini-course                                  Aug 2018

        CITI Program

Summer Institute + CC-LIB Certificate Beta Testing                                                                  Aug 2017

        Open Textbook Network + Creative Commons USA

Green and Gold: Understanding Open Access Models (CE)                                                            Oct 2015

        North Atlantic Health Sciences Libraries, Regional Chapter of the Medical Library Association

Visual Literacy: Incorporating the Visual into Information Literacy & Library Programs (PDPs)                               Nov 2014

Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science Continuing Education

Using WordPress to Build Library Websites                                                                           Mar 2013

American Library Association eCourse

Summer Institute, National Center for Death Education (CE)                                                             Jul 2012

Mount Ida College


Professional Development & Continuing Education cont.


Continuing Medical Education (CE)                                                                                   Oct 2008

University of Pittsburgh Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences

Workshops & Training

Mentor Orientation                                                                                                     Jan 2021

Rhode Island Library Association

Active Learning Online                                                                                                     Jan 2021

        ACRL NEC New England Education and Curriculum Librarians Winter Meeting

OER Learning Circle Model                                                                                            Feb 2020

        Webinar, Open Textbook Network Monthly Webinar Series

How to Create Inclusive & Accessible OER                                                                           Nov 2019

        Webinar, CARL Open Education Working Group

Fostering Student Research & Creative Activity                                                                   Mar 2019

        Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning and Center for Research & Creative Activity, Rhode Island College

Building your Research Data Management Toolkit: Integrating RDM into Your Liaison Work                             Jan 2019

        Association of College & Research Libraries Roadshow, Bryant University

Safe Zone Training                                                                                                    Apr 2018

        LGBTQ+ Affairs Office, Community, Equity & Diversity, Rhode Island College

Copyright Bootcamp                                                                                                    Feb 2018

        Rhode Island Office of Innovation and Rhode Island Office of Library & Information Science

Effectively Implementing OER on your Campus                                                                  Nov 2016

        Webinar, OpenStax

Assessment: Making it Work for You                                                                                    Oct 2015

        Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning, Rhode Island College

Peer to Peer Outreach: Involving Students in Library Operations and Promotion                                    Oct 2015

NorthEast Regional Computing Program

Green Dot Bystander Training                                                                                            Aug 2015

        Green Dot Training, Rhode Island College

Not Just for Honors Students:                                                                                             Apr 2015
The Value of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity for Student Engagement and Retention
        Rhode Island College, Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning and Center for Research & Creative Activity

Summer Institute                                                                                               2012 - 2014

Center for Curricular Innovation & Teaching Effectiveness, Mount Ida College

Collaboration in the Library: An E-Resources Workshop                                                           Oct 2012

        SpringShare and Credo Reference        

Workshops & Training cont.

Safe Space Training                                                                                                    Oct 2012

        Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Mount Ida College

Conferences Attended

ACRL-NEC Research Data Management Roundtable                                                                      2021

Open Education Network Summit                                                                              2017 - 2020

Northeast Regional OER Summit                                                                               2017 - 2019

ACRL-NEC Annual Program                                                                                      2016 - 2019

ACRL-NEC New England Library Instruction Group Annual Conference                                         2016, 2019

Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference                                                         2012 - 2017, 2019

Connecticut Information Literacy Conference                                                                  2014, 2016 - 2018

Association of College & Research Libraries, Annual Conference                                                      2017

American Library Association Midwinter Meeting                                                                     2016

NorthEast Regional Computing Program Annual Conference                                                                 2014

Association of College & Research Libraries Virtual Conference                                                     2013