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Gerald Lawson Gill

Gerald Lawson Gill, American librarian. Certified professional library, Virginia.


  • Gill, Gerald Lawson was born on November 13, 1947 in Montgomery, Alabama, United States. Son of George Ernest and Marjorie (Hackett) Gill.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in History, Philosophy Religion, University Georgia, Athens, 1971. Master of Arts in Library. Science, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1973.

      Postgraduate in Business Administration, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 1978—1979.


    • Cataloger James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 1974-1976, reference library, 1976-1987, business reference library, 1987-1999, government documents library, 1998—2003, head of reference and government documents, since 2003, instructor, 1974-1980, assistant professor, 1980-1990, associate professor, 1990—2002, professor, since 2002. Lecturer, speaker national and regional groups. Consultant in field; member faculty senate James Madison University, 1975-1979, 96-98, secretary curriculum and instruction committee, 1976-1978, chair, 1978-1979, university council, 1996-1998.

    Major achievements

    • Certified professional library, Virginia.


    • Member editorial board James Madison Journal, 1977-1980. Reviewer American Reference Books Annual. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Member library advisory committee State Council for Higher Education in Virginia, 1986-1987. Virtual Virginia Coordinator Management Business committee. President Minor Hill Manorhomes Home Owners Association, 2004-2005, board member, 2006-2008.

    Member American Library Association (chairman business reference services committee 1984-1986, secretary law and political science section 1982-1985, chairman business reference services discussion group 1986-1987, chairman business reference in academy libraries committee 1988-1991, Gale Research award 1991, Business Librarianship Excellence award, 1991), American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Information Science, Virginia Library. Association (council 1986-1987, parliamentarian 1979, 81), Special Libraries Association (treasurer Virginia chapter 1983-1985, president 1986-1987), World Future Society, Harrisonburg Chamber of Commerce, Sierra Club.



    Art collecting, writing.


    • Married Nancy Argroves, March 5, 1977 (divorced 1982).
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    Born November 13, 1947
    (age 69)
    • 1971
      Philosophy Religion
    • 1973
      University Wisconsin
    • 1974 - 1976
      Cataloger James Madison University
      Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
    • 1976 - 1987
      Cataloger James Madison University
    • 1987 - 1999
      Cataloger James Madison University
    • 1998 - 2003
      Cataloger James Madison University
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