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 and Women’s Studies & 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

Friends of the Library Vice President/President Elect                                                 Feb 2018 - Present

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


Selected Projects

Central Falls Planning Council Member - Central Falls Rhode Island College Innovation Lab

Asset Map Team Lead

Redesigned the Library Website

                Developed & Implemented an IRB approved User Experience study

                Administer SpringShare Products

Coordinated Intern Professional Field Experience                                                   Summer 2015

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 & 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

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

Created & implemented first teen summer reading program

Substitute Teacher                                                                                      Feb 2010 - Jun 2011

Groton Public Schools, Groton CT

Circulation Assistant                                                                                    Sept 2006 - Nov 2007

Folger Shakespeare Library

        Assisted readers with finding aids, card catalog & OPAC, and use of rare & archived materials


Open Educational Resources: Reimagining Access & Pedagogy                                                          Aug 2018

Invited Speaker, Center for Innovation in Education, Thomas College

Small State, Big Challenge: Creating a Community of Practice for Rhode Island Librarians                           May 2018

        NorthEast OER Summit

Open Educational Resources:                                                                                             Apr 2018
Supporting Student Success in the Classroom through High Quality Free & Reusable Content

        Innovative Educators, Webinar

Harnessing Faculty Knowledge and Open-Enabled Practices to Create Ebooks and Online Course Materials      Feb 2018
        Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Rhode Island College

Open Textbooks: Access, Affordability, and Academic Success                                    Oct 2017, Feb 2018, Oct 2018

        Rhode Island College, Open Textbook Network Member

Beyond Savings: Empowering Faculty to Make the Switch                                                           Nov 2017

New England Faculty Development Consortium Conference

Using Object-Based and Open-Enabled Pedagogy for Authentic Learning                                         Jul & Oct 2017

Adjunct Professional Development Day, Rhode Island College

Opening Up about Open Textbooks: Accounts of Real Work around OER                                           May 2017

        Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference

Collaborative Cartography: Creating an Asset Map for Student and Community Success                                     May 2017

        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

Kanopy - An On-Demand Streaming Video Solution. Like Netflix, but Better!                                             Jul 2016

Adjunct Professional Development Day, Rhode Island College

UX Study for LibGuides 2 Website Redesign                                                                          May 2016

        Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference

Library I: Beginning Research Skills, as part of:                                                                 Feb & Apr 2016

A Series to Guide Faculty in Developing Student Research Skills

Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Rhode Island College

Pilot to Reduce 1st Year IL Overload (Poster), for         October is Information Literacy Month                                   Oct 2015

Rhode Island Library Association, Information Literacy Action Round Table

How the Library is Changing to Support Faculty                                                                           Aug 2013

        Faculty/Staff Summer Institute 2013, Mount Ida College

Professional Association Memberships & Committees


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

College Libraries Section, Instruction Section

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

New England Library Instruction Group

Scholarships & Awards Committee                                                                   2016 - Present

Co-Chair                                                                                  2017 - Present

New England Library Association                                                                           2017 - Present

Rhode Island Library Association                                                                           2011 - Present

Information Literacy Action Round Table                                                                   2015 - Present

Conference Committee                                                                                       2011 - 2016

American Library Association/Association of College & Research Libraries, Student Member                                      2008

College Library Section, Instruction Section, New Member Round Table



MLIS with a Specialization in Academic Librarianship                                                                   Dec 2008

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA                                                                                    

                Brotherton Scholarship, Department of Library and Information Science                                     Fall 2008

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

Simon’s Rock College of Bard, Great Barrington MA

                Senior Thesis: A Taste of the Pomegranate: An Interdisciplinary Contemplation of Pornography 

Professional Development & Continuing Education


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

        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 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


 Continuing Medical Education (CE)                                                                                   Oct 2008

University of Pittsburgh Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences

Workshops & Training

Safe Zone Training                                                                                                    Apr 2018

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

Copyright Bootcamp                                                                                                   Feb 2018

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

Effectively Implementing OER on your Campus                                                                          Nov 2016

        OpenStax Webinar

Assessment: Making it Work for You                                                                                    Oct 2015

        Rhode Island College, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning

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

NorthEast Regional Computing Program

Green Dot Bystander Training                                                                                           Aug 2015

        Rhode Island College, Green Dot Training

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 and Learning & Center for Research & Creative Activity

Summer Institute                                                                                               2012 - 2014

Mount Ida College, Center for Curricular Innovation and Teaching Effectiveness

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

        SpringShare & Credo Reference        

Safe Space Training                                                                                                    Oct 2012

        Mount Ida College, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Conferences Attended

Open Textbook Network Summit                                                                               2017, 2018

Northeast Regional OER Summit                                                                                2017, 2018

Association of College & Research Libraries, Annual Conference                                                     2017

ACRL/NEC Annual Program                                                                                      2016 - 2018

ACRL/NEC New England Library Instruction Group Annual Conference                                                     2016

American Library Association Midwinter Meeting                                                                            2016

Connecticut Information Literacy Conference                                                                  2014, 2016 - 2018

NorthEast Regional Computing Program Annual Conference                                                                2014

Association of College & Research Libraries Virtual Conference                                                                2013

Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference                                                              2012 - 2017