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Gerald Lawson Gill, American librarian. Certified Professional Librarian, Virginia.


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


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 librarian, 1976-1987, business reference librarian, 1987-1999, government documents librarian, 1998—2003, head of reference and government documents, 2003-2009, 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, 1996-1998, secretary curriculum and instruction committee, 1976-1978, chair, 1978-1979, university council, 1996-1998.


  • Certified Professional librarian, Virginia.


  • Other Work

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


Member library advisory committee State Council for Higher Education in Virginia, 1986-1987.. 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.


  • Other Interests

    Art collecting, writing.


Married Nancy Argroves, March 5, 1977 (divorced 1982); Married Andrea Konst, October 7, 2016