Photograph of Diane GillDiane Gill

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


Diane Gill is an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in School Librarianship 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.


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 Librarians (leadership, roles, and perspective)

School Libraries (diversity in recruitment and staffing, planning, policy development, implementation, and program evaluation)

Information Resources (equity and access and collection development issues)

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.

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

Professional/Community Service 

Peer reviewer, iConference, September 2022 - present

Peer reviewer, Journal of Information and Knowledge Management, October 2020 - present

Paul Quinn College Teacher Education Advisory Board

Texas Association of Developing Colleges

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

Member, Louisiana Library Association, 2021

Member, International Association of School Libraries, 2020

Member, American Association of School Librarians, 2020

Member, Texas Computer Education Association, 2018

Member, American Library Association, 2016

Member, Texas Library Association, 2016


Visit Professor Gill's Website

Twitter: @_DianeGill