Annual Faculty Personal Data Forms

2020

Faculty Personal Data Form

  • Please complete this form, including all personal data, for the annual evaluation and for inclusion in your permanent file.
  • Submit this form to your department chair by November 30, 2020

BASIC INFORMATION

Name: Dragan Gill
Department: Adams Library
Date:   11/30/2020

TEACHING AND ADVISING *

1. Courses taught in the past year.

  • Taught 10 library instruction sessions from January 1, 2020 – November 30, 2020
    • Co-taught with Kieran Ayton and Amy Barlow
    • Created a customized flipped-instruction tutorial used for two courses.
  • Created and/or updated a subject LibGuide for each liaison area I am responsible for: Africana Studies, Anthropology, Gender & Women’s Studies, Justice Studies, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology
  • Created instructions, tutorials and guides for students and faculty:
  • In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and for future use, created and maintained the Library Resources & Services to Support Distance Education guide (see also currently unpublished pages of time-sensitive collection access and other information).
  • Attended the presentation session Amy Barlow’s First Year Seminar to provide feedback and review student use of research in their final presentation.
  • Hired and trained Reference Student Assistants.
    • Updated training documentation,
    • In progress: Training tutorials.
  • Met with students for individual research consultations
  • Provided a sample reference interview session and was interviewed academic library outreach efforts for two LIS students attending Drexel University
  • Provided LibGuide training to campus partners
    • With Amy Barlow to create Writing Center guides
    • Accessibility Task Force to store and present information
  • Co-presented, with Kieran Ayton, three virtual orientation sessions
  • Provided reference services in person, and via phone, text, chat, Zoom and email
  • Liaison to Africana Studies Program, Anthropology Department, Environmental Studies Program, Gender and Women’s Studies Program, Justice Studies Program, Psychology Department, School of Social Work and Sociology Department
    • Provide continued communication on library services and resources available

2. Describe any activities last year that contributed to your teaching effectiveness.

  • Attended the CRCA “What is Research?” lecture, 1/24/2020
  • Attended the “Implicit Bias on Wikipedia” lecture and workshop, 3/3/2020

3. Advising

Current number of advisees:   N/A
Comments/accomplishments in advising (optional):

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE *

4. Research, publication, grants in a special field, or creativity and performance in the fine arts.

Publication:

  • Gill, D. (in press). Creating an Asset Map for Student and Community Success. College & Research Libraries News.

Presentations:

Exhibition:

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

Continued OER Leadership:

  • Rhode Island Open Textbook Initiative – Steering Committee Co-Chair
    • Coordinate data collection and calculation of savings for both RIC and the state
    • Regularly send updates, reminders and discussion prompts, as well as maintain access and membership, for committee email list and shared documentation
    • Co-organized committee summer planning meeting
    • Met, with Lindsey Gumb, with the Rhode Island Teaching and Learning Network to present initiative work and find shared goals for collaboration
    • Participated in two national state-wide OER leaders calls
    • Began collaboration OER-enabled pedagogy practices data collection progject with neighboring states
    • Regular meetings with co-chair, Lindsey Gumb, Scholarly Communications Librarian, Roger Williams University
  • As campus leader:
    • Reported on initiative to the President of the college and the Office of Postsecondary Council on progress at RIC and as co-chair of the initiative
    • Recorded campus efforts in the SPARC Connect OER Directory: https://connect.sparcopen.org/directory/ec2418d0-318e-4832-85a7-4ddd876fe9ff/
    • Communicated with the provost/VPAA for continued stipend funding and administrative support of the initiative
    • Working with the VPAF, Bookstore Management Information Services, the Disability Services Center and Provost/VPAA to create an institutionalized teaching materials data collection plan
    • Organized with Faculty Center for Teaching for faculty workshops
    • Collaborated with Amy Barlow to apply for Dialogue on Diversity funding to bring Janaya Kizzie, Rhode Island Arts and Culture Research Fellow at the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, to present a lecture and workshop:
      Implicit Bias on Wikipedia
    • Met and emailed with faculty to understand, find and adopt OER and open textbooks
    • Awarded Professional Development and Adoption faculty stipends
      • Coordinated with payroll, ORGA/OSP and the administrative assistants of the President of the college and Provost/VPAA
    • Maintain, update and refresh LibGuides on open collections, OER, open publishing: http://library.ric.edu/open
    • Worked with Andy Davis to include reports, presentations and documentation in Digital Commons
    • Working with USS to integrate OER Commons materials in Blackboard
    • Submitted an article to Communications and Marketing for publication in the college magazine on the initiative.
    • Attended an Open Textbook Network webinar on Faculty Learning Circles for OER development
    • Attended the Open Education Network Summit (formerly the Open Textbook Network)

5. Leadership and service to the college, including responsibility and creativity in departmental affairs, service on college committees, or advising of student organizations.

  • Member of Committee on General Education
  • Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Board member
    • Coordinated display of library resources and services information in FCTL Blackboard content
  • College Accessibility Task Force
  • College Online Planning Committee (Spring/Summer 2020)
  • Continued library website maintenance and updates, with Kieran Ayton
    • Created, implemented and ran a series of UX sessions focused on understanding patron confusion and use of library jargon and design of the library homepage.
    • Set up LibStaffer & LibCal and demonstrated the Zoom integration in LibAnswers to better support virtual research consultations and appointment creation
  • Library Department Advisory Committee member
  • Library Management member
  • Library Signage Task Force convener
    • Began sign removal
    • Created a new sign for front of building
    • Updated library directories and floor maps
  • Friends of the Library President
    • Worked with current members to fill officer positions and onboard new members
    • Created a library advocacy infographic 
    • Coordinated donation from the FOL to the library Outreach Committee
    • Working with the Foundation and Alumni Association to fundraise
    • Coordinated FOL finals snacks outreach and snacks
  • Attended all Provost candidate open sessions
  • Coordinated a second Drag Queen Story Hour with the student Pride Alliance – cancelled due to COVID-19
  • Met with Kristen Salemi to discuss library resources to support RIC Flicks

6. Professional improvement, such as completion of courses, attendance at professional meetings, or faculty development activities.

7. Leadership and service to the community, state, or nation.

  • Pinewoods Camp Inc. Board of Directors
    Scholarship Committee, Chair; Archives Committee, Chair; Communications Committee, Member; Volunteer

8. Office held in, and services rendered to, professional societies and membership in professional and honor societies.

  • Higher Education Library Information Network (HELIN) Strategic Directions Task Force
  • New England Board of Higher Education Open Education Regional Advisory Committee
  • Northeast OER Summit Core Planning Team
  • American Library Association/Association of College & Research Libraries
    College Libraries Section, Instruction Section
  • Association of College & Research Libraries, New England Chapter
    New England Library Instruction Group
  • New England Library Association
  • Rhode Island Library Association
    Information Literacy Action Round Table

9. For the past year, what honors or awards?

2019

Faculty Personal Data Form

  • Please complete this form, including all personal data, for the annual evaluation and for inclusion in your permanent file.
  • Submit this form to your department chair by November 29, 2019

BASIC INFORMATION

Name: Dragan Gill
Department: Adams Library
Date:   12/04/19

TEACHING AND ADVISING

  1. Courses taught in the past year.
  • Taught 13 library instruction sessions from January 1, 2019 – November 31, 2019
    • Including Learning for Life & ​Preparatory Enrollment Program summer programs
  • Created a stand-alone guide for class without an in-class session
  • Participated in the McNair library instruction day
  • Provided a tour and introduction to relevant library resources to new Unity Center Director, Pegah Rahmanian
  • Presented on library resources and services, as well as campus open textbook initiative at new faculty orientation
  • Presented and participated in a Learning for Life Community Lunch
  • Attended ELED 420 class session to review and advise student CRC promotion
  • Met with students for individual research appointments
  • Provided reference services in person, and via phone, text, chat and email
  • Liaison to Africana Studies, Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies and Sociology Departments
    • Provide continued communication on library services and resources available

2. Describe any activities last year that contributed to your teaching effectiveness.

  • Participated in Rhode Island Library Association Information Literacy Action Round Table
  • Attended:
    • Association of College and Research Libraries, New England Chapter Annual Conference
    • Association of College and Research Libraries, New England Chapter, New England Library Instruction Group Annual Conference
    • Reference & Research Support librarian session with Barbara D’Angelo on writing and research fluency
    • Library faculty meetings on Discovery platform configuration
      • Virtual meeting Sue McMullen, Roger Williams University
      • Meeting, Providence College Librarians
    • Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning and Center for Research & Creative Activity, Fostering Student Research & Creative Activity
    • Association of College & Research Libraries Roadshow, Building your Research Data Management Toolkit: Integrating RDM into Your Liaison Work
    • How to Create Inclusive & Accessible OER Webinar, CARL Open Education Working Group
    • Attended the HeinOnline product demonstration session
  1. Advising
    Current number of advisees:   N/A
    Comments/accomplishments in advising (optional):

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE

  1. Research, publication, grants in a special field, or creativity and performance in the fine arts.

Presentations:

  • Invited to present by RILA Conference Committee Chair
    With Professor Brophy-Baermann, Political Science Dept.
  • Inroads to Open Access Publishing
    Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Feinstein School of Education and Human Development Department Chairs Meetings, Rhode Island College
  • But I Don’t Use a Textbook: Open Educational Resources for All
    Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Rhode Island College
  • Invited panelist to the Open Textbook Network (OTN) Member Panel at OpenEd the National Open Educational Resources conference, but without funding was unable to attend.
    • Included on the OTN story map, with a revised version of my panel abstract

Publication:

  • Gill, Dragan (Fall 2019). Response to: ‘A Figure by Any Other Name: Exploring Alternatives to Gypsy’. CDSS News.
    • Read and displayed during First Pages

Peer-Review:

  • Peer reviewer of “Building Community Through Asset Mapping” for The New Educator.

Continued OER Leadership

  • Rhode Island Open Textbook Initiative – Steering Committee Co-Chair
    • As Co-Chair of the Steering Committee
      • Testified in support of H5875 – which would allow the state’s public institutions sell refurbished technology, with Jim Salisbury, CCRI, to the Rhode Island House Finance Committee
      • Advised a faculty and local organization leaders on posting their new teaching materials, potential OER, online, with Andy Davis
      • As part of a recognized need for greater support and collaboration, participated in first national OER state leaders call and two New England regional OER state leader calls
      • Coordinate data collection and calculation of savings for both RIC and the state
        • Initiated a partnership with the Providence Public Library Tableau User Group Data for Good project to create two detailed “data dashboards” – one for public view and one for internal review and assessment.
      • Co-organized 2 full-day retreats
        • Coordinated Student Public Interest Research Group web-call for committee development
      • Regularly send updates, reminders and discussion prompts, as well as maintain access and membership, for committee email list and shared documentation
      • Provided statement for Office of Innovation Annual Report
      • Provide materials for shared outreach on all campuses
      • Regular meetings with co-chair, Lindsey Gumb, Scholarly Communications Librarian, Roger Williams University
    • As campus leader:
      • Reported on initiative to the President of the college and the Office of Postsecondary Council on progress at RIC and as co-chair of the initiative
      • Recorded campus efforts in the SPARC Connect OER Directory: https://connect.sparcopen.org/directory/ec2418d0-318e-4832-85a7-4ddd876fe9ff/ and global adoptions savings report: https://sparcopen.org/news/2018/1-billion-in-savings-through-open-educational-resources/
      • Ongoing meetings with the Office of Innovation, President of the college, and Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs
        • This summer we focused on priorities and sustainability beyond the five-year goal timeframe
      • Met with President of the Faculty Union to discuss the creation of a MOU for faculty OER publications created with institutional support
      • Met with faculty member interested in creating an open anthology to pilot publishing platform
        • Faculty member included OER creation in sabbatical request
      • Semesterly meetings with campus leadership group, comprised of faculty champions, and representatives from Disabilities Services, User Support Services, Learning for Life and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning
      • Met with Michelle Crossley, Center for Research and Creative Activity Faculty Fellow, to develop a CRCA Assistantship position for a student OER outreach position
      • Provost/VPAA for continued stipend funding and administrative support of the initiative
      • Working with Management Information Services, the Disability Services Center and Provost/VPAA to create an institutionalized teaching materials data collection plan
        • Presented pilot program to College Council
      • Organized with Faculty Center for Teaching for faculty workshops
      • Met and emailed with faculty to understand, find and adopt OER and open textbooks
      • Awarded Professional Development and Adoption faculty stipends
        • Coordinated with payroll, ORGA/OSP and the administrative assistants of the President of the college and Provost/VPAA
      • Maintain, update and refresh LibGuides on open collections, OER, open publishing: http://library.ric.edu/open
      • Presented on initiative to Academic Technology and Library Advisory Committees
      • Worked with Andy Davis to include reports, presentations and documentation in Digital Commons
        • Ensured co-authors and presenters had links to their work for annual review and
      • Attended the Open Access Enhancements to WorldCat Discovery webinar
      • Met with potential student for student outreach position
  •  Attended:
    • NorthEast OER Summit
    • Open Textbook Network Summit
      Lead a break-out session on reporting qualitative data and programmatic narrative
  1. Leadership and service to the college, including responsibility and creativity in departmental affairs, service on college committees, or advising of student organizations.
  • Member of Committee on General Education
  • Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Board member
  • Participated in Campus Climate study focus group & attended findings presentation
  • In support of the “Respect RIC” AFT campaign
    • Picketed
    • Attended the entirety of the House Finance Committee meeting in support of testimony by AFT leadership
    • Participated in RI Promise Lobby Day, distributing information and discussing RI Promise with state representatives
  • Attended College Council meetings as an alternate for Amy Barlow, Library Representative and Deryl Freeman, Member at Large
  • Library Department Advisory Committee member
  • Library Management member
  • Attended candidate presentations for Digital Archivist & Special Collections Librarian
  • Coordinated three letters of support, two rounds of application and co-wrote statement of support to nominate Kieran Ayton for the New England Library Association Emerson Greenaway Award
  • Continued library website maintenance and updates, with Kieran Ayton
    • Co-conducted UX focus groups on OCLC Discovery configurations
    • Ongoing development of new homepage layout and code clean-up
      • Met with Andrew Sandlin to clean up website code and better use college header
    • De-duplicated ~1000 LibGuide assets and assisted in clearing out old content for better maintenance
    • Provided introductory LibGuide training for Sharon Giacobbi, Joanne Valente & Molly Bruce Patterson
  • Library Signage Task Force convener – creating recommendations on library signs and wayfinding
    • Co-created patron and library employee feedback surveys, and whiteboard questions
    • Reviewing examples and literature
    • Scheduled meeting with Disabilities Services Center staff and task force to address accessibility needs
  • Library Outreach Committee
    • Coordinated the library exhibit schedule and created exhibits:
      • A Potion for Memory and Wisdom – with LibGuide
      • May Day/Labor Unions, with suggestions from Brian Baker
      • Curiosity – with LibGuide (see also Curiosity event information)
    • Assisted with:
      • Earth Day, with Joanne Valente
      • Rhode Island Shoreline, with Joanne Valente
  • Maintained library Facebook and Instagram Accounts, with Amy Barlow, Molly Bruce Patterson and Olivia Peasley
  • Promoted events on campus calendars, signs, listings, etc.
  • Continued maintenance of the new book guide with Deb Thompson and student workers
  • Developed the CuriosiTea Instagram campaign and event to welcome students and encourage library exploration
  • Met with the Vice President of Student Success, Associate VPSS, Director of Learning for Life, Library Director, and Amy Barlow to develop further collaboration between Student Success and the library
  • Assisted with RICFest library open house planning and outreach
  • Created new bookmarks with Joanne Valente and Deb Thompson
  • Sent news and updates to the RILA bulletin
  • Worked with Andy Davis and Marlene Lopes, looping in Molly Bruce Patterson to share Special Collections with Year of the City Providence
  • Livestreamed the Arbor Day planting on Facebook
  • In anticipation of stepping down from committee created the How to Promote guide; and developed student social media posting plan with Amy Barlow
  • Friends of the Library Vice President/President Elect
    • Coordinated FOL snack cart outreach and snacks
    • Worked with Access Services staff on raffles
  • Attended college-wide events:
    • Graduation
    • State of the College
    • Cap & Gown Convocation
  1. Professional improvement, such as completion of courses, attendance at professional meetings, or faculty development activities.

In addition to conferences, webinars, workshops, etc. listed in previous sections, attended:

  • Immigration status training from Coalition of Advocates for Student Opportunities RI
  • Fostering Student Research & Creative Activity, CRCA through the FCTL
  1. Leadership and service to the community, state, or nation.
  • Pinewoods Camp Inc. Board of Directors
    Scholarship Committee, Chair; Archives Committee, Chair; Communications Committee, Member, Volunteer – Work Weekends and change-over days
  1. Office held in, and services rendered to, professional societies and membership in professional and honor societies.
  • Member: American Library Association/Association of College & Research Libraries
    College Libraries Section, Instruction Section
  • Board Member: Association of College & Research Libraries, New England Chapter
    New England Library Instruction Group
    Co-chair: Scholarships & Awards Committee
  • Member: New England Library Association
  • Member: Rhode Island Library Association
    Information Literacy Action Round Table
  • Higher Education Library Information Network (HELIN) Mission and Strategic Directions Task Forces
  1. For the past year, what honors or awards?

2018

Faculty Personal Data Form

  • Please complete this form, including all personal data, for the annual evaluation and for inclusion in your permanent file.
  • Submit this form to your department chair by December 6.

BASIC INFORMATION

Name: Dragan Gill
Department:  Adams Library, Reference
Date: 12/6/18

TEACHING AND ADVISING

  1. Courses taught in the past year.
  • Taught 24 library instruction sessions from January 1, 2018 – November 31, 2018
  • Co-taught inaugural McNair program Honors 250 course
    • Developed ⅓ of the syllabus, collaborated with Breea Govenar on the whole
    • Taught 6 class sessions
    • Met individually with students outside of class
    • Coordinated with directors of McNair, Brianna Edwards, and TRIO, Maria Muccio
  • Gave three Open Textbook Network faculty workshops
  • Co-lead two Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning Workshops to support OER Initiative
    • Understanding Copyright & Creative Commons, with Deryl Freeman
    • Harnessing Faculty Knowledge and Open-Enabled Practices to Create Ebooks and Online Course Materials, with Sally Hamouda, CIS
  • “Personal Librarian” for two students, Honors 351 library workshop session
  • Gave two library services presentations for the Learning for Life Summer Scholars Course
  • Gave one tour to the Central Falls Cape Verdean Student Club, as part of a larger library visit, with Lenira Monteiro and Marlene Lopes
  • Gave a tour to the Central Falls conditionally accepted students
  • Assisted Kieran Ayton in moving the student employee tech training guide to LibWizard
  • Liaison to Africana Studies, Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies and Sociology Departments
    • Provide continued communication on library services and resources available
  • Met with students for individual research appointments
  • Continuing to co-develop First Year Writing Research Fluency pilot program – reference department planning meetings, meetings with FYW Coordinator; meeting with FYW faculty to assess current research assignments.
  • Collaborated in the Library Instruction Facility redesign project
  1. Describe any activities last year that contributed to your teaching effectiveness.
  • Participated in Rhode Island Library Association Information Literacy Action Round Table
  • Attended:
    • Association of College and Research Libraries, New England Chapter Annual Conference
    • Attended the Connecticut Information Literacy Conference
    • Webinar on the new NewsBank/America’s News interface and updates on the Providence Journal digitization
  1. Advising
    Current number of advisees:   N/A
    Comments/accomplishments in advising (optional):

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE

  1. Research, publication, grants in a special field, or creativity and performance in the fine arts.

Presentations:

Continued OER Leadership

  • Rhode Island Open Textbook Initiative – Steering Committee Co-Chair
    • As Co-Chair of the Steering Committee
      • Coordinate data collection and calculation of savings for both RIC and the state
      • Co-organized a two-day Copyright Bootcamp, led by Kyle Courtney, with OLIS and the Office of Innovation
      • Participated in a state-wide application for a highly-competitive US Department of Education OER Pilot Grant
        • Completed the CITI Social & Behavioral Research – Basic/Refresher and Conflict of Interest mini-course, required units to be a PI
        • Documented and provided narrative on campus and state OER current programs and goals
      • Co-organized 2 full-day retreats
      • Was interviewed for the Providence Business News
      • Regularly send updates, reminders and discussion prompts, as well as maintain access and membership, for committee email list
      • Provide shared materials for shared outreach on all campuses
    • Reported on initiative to the President of the college and the Office of Postsecondary Council on progress at RIC and as co-chair of the initiative
    • Recorded campus efforts in the SPARC Connect OER Directory: https://connect.sparcopen.org/directory/ec2418d0-318e-4832-85a7-4ddd876fe9ff/ and global adoptions savings report: https://sparcopen.org/news/2018/1-billion-in-savings-through-open-educational-resources/
    • Ongoing meetings with the Office of Innovation, President of the college, and Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs
    • Semesterly meetings with campus leadership group, comprised of faculty champions, and representatives from Disabilities Services, User Support Services, Learning for Life and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning
    • Met with:
      • Vice President of Student Success, regarding educational research on the impact of OER on retention and completion
      • New Director of the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, as an orientation to campus OER efforts
      • Provost/VPAA for continued stipend funding and administrative support of the initiative
    • Working with Management Information Services, the Disability Services Center and Provost/VPAA to create an institutionalized teaching materials data collection plan
      • Meetings with Keri Rossi-D´entremont, Disabilities Services Center, Charlie Gentile and Bin Yu, MIS to define the needs for the data collection form,
      • Met with Stephen Nedder, Interim​ Vice President/CFO, about college contract with Barnes & Nobel
      • Presented the proposed PeopleSoft form for teaching and learning materials collection at the Deans and Library Director meeting, including an introduction to the state and campus initiative
    • Organized with Faculty Center for Teaching for faculty workshops
    • Met and emailed with faculty to understand, find and adopt OER and open textbooks
    • Awarded Professional Development and Adoption faculty stipends
      • Coordinated with payroll, ORGA/OSP and the administrative assistants of the President of the college and Provost/VPAA
    • Maintain, update and refresh LibGuides on open collections, OER, open publishing: http://library.ric.edu/open
    • Presented on initiative to the Committee on Online Learning and the Bookstore Advisory Committee
  • Attended:
    • NorthEast OER Summit & Day of Action
    • Open Textbook Network Summit
    • OCLC Webinars:
      How to make open access work for everyone: Closing the information gap
      Open Access Enhancements to WorldCat Discovery
    • Copyright Bootcamp – presented by Kyle Courtney, Harvard Law Librarian
  1. Leadership and service to the college, including responsibility and creativity in departmental affairs, service on college committees, or advising of student organizations.
  • President’s Priority Initiatives, Community Partnerships Committee
  • Invited to participate in Campus Climate focus group for untenured, tenure-track faculty
  • Member of the Adams Library DAC and management team
  • Member of the search committee for the Internet Communications Specialist
  • Continued library website/Springshare product maintenance
  • Demonstrated LibStaffer, LibInsight, LibAnswers and Tableau to MIS staff
  • Demonstrated Tableau to Kim Dumpson, Vice President, College Advancement and External Relations
  • Demonstrated the L4L Asset Map and data collection process to FSEHD faculty
  • Provided library student hiring process information, to MIS, for campus initiative
  • Library Outreach Committee
    • Coordinated the library exhibit schedule and created exhibits: Open Textbooks – 1 Textbook, 3 Ways; National Library Week; Graduation; Pride Month; Beach/Ocean Themed Books
    • Maintained library Facebook page, Instagram support
    • Created images for campus digital signs
    • Continued library user whiteboard questions project
    • Continued maintenance of the new book guide with Deb Thompson and student workers
  • Liaison to Africana Studies, Anthropology, Gender & Women’s Studies, Sociology and co-liaison to Environmental Studies departments – review, select and deselect library materials for these departments’ needs
  • Friends of the Library Vice President/President Elect
  • RIC AFT Committees – Communications, Research
  1. Professional improvement, such as completion of courses, attendance at professional meetings, or faculty development activities.

Attended:

  • RIC Safe Zone Training
  • US DOE- OCR Website Accessibility Webinar
  • Resisting ICE and the Deportation Crisis
  • Online Degrees initiative at RIC
  1. Leadership and service to the community, state, or nation.
  • Pinewoods Camp Inc. Board of Directors
    Scholarship Committee, Chair; Archives Committee, Chair
  • Participated in a Together RI event, Rhode Island Foundation
  • Higher Education Library Information Network Mission Taskforce and Website Taskforce
    • Initiated the use of GSuite for nonprofits, Google Groups is now being utilized for the email list and Affinity Groups are using shared tools to store and present information
  • Shared the Learning for Life Asset Map with the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless Youth Count homelessness and housing insecurity survey, in collaboration with Susan Walker
    • The map was linked to all survey-takers to assist in finding resources
  1. Office held in, and services rendered to, professional societies and membership in professional and honor societies.
  • Member: American Library Association/Association of College & Research Libraries
    College Libraries Section, Instruction Section
  • Board Member: Association of College & Research Libraries, New England Chapter
    New England Library Instruction Group
    Co-chair: Scholarships & Awards Committee
  • Member: New England Library Association
  • Member: Rhode Island Library Association
    Information Literacy Action Round Table
  • Higher Education Library Information Network (HELIN) Mission Task Force
  1. For the past year, what honors or awards?
  • Awarded a Faculty Professional Development stipend to attend the Open Textbook Network Summit

2017

Faculty Personal Data Form

  • Please complete this form, including all personal data, for the annual evaluation and for inclusion in your permanent file.
  • Submit this form to your department chair by November 30.

BASIC INFORMATION

Name:  Dragan Gill
Department: Adams Library, Reference
Date:   11/30/17

TEACHING AND ADVISING

  1. Courses taught in the past year.
  • Taught 16 information literacy classes
  • Gave 3 class presentations on the Learning for Life Asset Map
  • Gave 2 library services presentations for the Learning for Life Summer Scholars Course
    • Co-presented with Patricia Brennan
  • Participated in a panel for Presidential Honors students
  • Co-taught: Mainstream Media, Social Media, Fake News, and the “Post-Truth” World, as part of: Liberal Studies 150: Understanding the Post-Election World
    • I was invited by the organizers to talk about fake news and news evaluation, with Roz Sibielski, Michelle Brophy-Baermann, and Glenn Rawson.
  • Gave two Open Textbook Network faculty workshops
    • Following OTN training over the summer I can now lead these professional development workshops on campus. Faculty earn a stipend following attendance of the workshop and submitting a review of the textbook.
  • Met with students for individual research appointments
  • Liaison to Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies and Sociology Departments
    • Provide continued communication on library services and resources available
  • Coordinated reference student employment and training
    • Re-developed two levels of reference student employment by writing current job descriptions and updating training manuals.
      • Worked with Kieran Ayton to ensure student technology training overlapped, but was not redundant with reference training.
      • Worked with Corrine Kilpeck-Fortune and Sharon Giacobbi to coordinate all-student training for reference students.
      • Worked with Sharon Giacobbi to upgrade reference student worker job titles and/or give pay raises accordingly
    • Co-organized the Student Appreciation Day party on National Library Worker Day with the Social Committee and library staff
    • Hired 5 students for Fall 2017, total of 13 students
    • Continued training students in maintenance and updating LibGuides and use of LibStaffer and LibAnswers
  • Continued collaboration in the FYW 100 Information Literacy pilot refining the lesson plan and activities based on last year’s results and working with new faculty
  • Continued conversations with the Center for Research and Creative Activity (CRCA) on reference student employees and CRCA opportunities
  1. Describe any activities last year that contributed to your teaching effectiveness.
  • Participated in: Rhode Island Library Association Information Literacy Action Round Table
  • Attended:
    • Association of College and Research Libraries National Conference
    • Association of College and Research Libraries, New England Chapter Annual Conference
    • Connecticut Information Literacy Annual Conference
  1. Advising
    Current number of advisees:   N/A
    Comments/accomplishments in advising (optional):

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE

  1. Research, publication, grants in a special field, or creativity and performance in the fine arts.
  • Presented:
    • Collaborative Cartography: Creating an Asset Map for Student and Community Success. Association of College and Research Libraries, New England Chapter Annual Conference. May 2017.
      • Mentored and co-presented with a graduate student and a Learning for Life staff member who had never presented at a conference before
      • One of 21 presentations, of 99 submitted proposals
    • Opening Up about Open Textbooks: Accounts of Real Work around OER. Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference, May 2017.
      • Co-presented with Hailie Posey and Andria Tieman, Providence College
    • Using Object-Based and Open-Enabled Pedagogy for Authentic Learning. Adjunct Professional Development Day, July 2017 and Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, October 2017.
      • Co-presented with Amy Barlow
    • Beyond Savings: Empowering Faculty to Make the Switch. New England Faculty Development Consortium Annual Conference, November 2017
      • Co-presented, as co-chairs of the Rhode Island Open Textbook Initiative, with Lindsey Gumb, Roger Williams University
  • Published:
    • Rhode Island Open Textbook Initiative: Year One. Rhode Island Library Association Bulletin, 89(5).
    • Anticipated, Spring 2018. Creative Commons-Lib Certificate (CC-Lib Cert) co-authorship.
      • As beta-tester of certification process at the Open Textbook Network Summer Institute and Summit
  1. Leadership and service to the college, including responsibility and creativity in departmental affairs, service on college committees, or advising of student organizations.

Leadership and service to the college:

  • Asset Map team leader, working with Learning for Life and the Innovation Lab
    • The map is now functioning and shared with Learning for Life Navigators and other key stakeholders; further campus distribution anticipated
    • See also: Association of College and Research Libraries, New England Chapter presentation
  • President’s Priority Initiatives, Community Partnerships Committee
    • Presentation and consultation on asset mapping process and Tableau software with the full committee and Ed Pacheco and Jen Giroux; further consultation anticipated
  • Campus App Committee
    • Consultation on library focus group process and platform assessment meetings
  • AFT Committees: Social Committee, Spring 2017 and Communications, Fall 2017.
    • Planned and hosted several social events
    • Consultation with union president on website and communications options
  • At the request of the VPAA worked with the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning to create a LibGuide to educate and support faculty in enforcing the new Academic Disruptive Conduct policy

Leadership and service to the department:

  • Continued website development
    • Developed, with Kieran Ayton, a process for a further two focus group sessions to garner feedback on the website redesign project. Co-facilitated one.
    • Created an online form for website feedback
      • Using feedback from form submissions and focus-groups, continued modifications to the library website.
    • Worked with Springshare to troubleshoot and manage issues in the platform, including issues of accessibility.
    • Coordinated LibGuides training on re-using content with Springshare for relevant library faculty and staff.
    • Oversaw and trained student workers in updating links and other embedded media impacted by the LMS change.
  • Began improved wayfinding project
    • Created new directories and, with Andy Davis, maps of the library that can be reoriented to the view of the user and edited as informational and architectural layers
      • Worked with Jess Galatro, Capital Projects; Dan Gannon, Sign Coordinator; and Dave Maine, to print and install.
    • Investigated StackMap and Google Maps, as well as tablet kiosks for further plans
  • Library outreach committee
    • Coordinated the library exhibit schedule and created exhibits for Fall 2017: Teaching & Learning/Study Skills, Diversity Week: LGBT YA Picture Books & YA Fiction, Children’s Book Awards
    • Coordinated, with Kieran Ayton, Brian Baker, RIC Pride Alliance and Deb Thompson, the Drag Queen Story Hour event for Diversity Week. ~45 attendees
    • Maintained library Facebook page and created Instagram account
      • Spent summer troubleshooting legacy account issues
    • Continued library user whiteboard questions project
      • Worked with a student to post a question in preparation for a scholarship
    • Continued maintenance of the new book guide with Deb Thompson and student workers
    • Sent library announcements to the Rhode Island Library Association Bulletin
  • Participated authorship of Reference and Research Support library renovation feasibility study report and Library Instruction Facility renovation report
  • Library Management Team member
  • DAC secretary through July 2017
  1. Professional improvement, such as completion of courses, attendance at professional meetings, or faculty development activities.
  • Attended:
    • Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference
    • See also: Conferences listed in Teaching Effectiveness and Professional Competence
  • Updated Job Description to include work in Open Educational Resources and open textbooks, as well as partnerships in non-academic departments.
    • With Library Director, Carissa DeLizio and AFT President, Quenby Hughes
  1. Leadership and service to the community, state, or nation.

Leadership and service to the state and college:

  • Rhode Island Open Textbook Initiative – Steering Committee Co-Chair
    • As Co-Chair of the Steering Committee
      • Organize email list and two meetings with representatives from each higher education institution in RI
        • Brought the Governor’s Commission for Disabilities Services as guest speakers to fall meeting
      • Coordinate data collection and calculation of savings for both RIC and the state.
    • Created reports for the President of the college and the Office of Postsecondary Council on progress at RIC and as co-chair of the initiative
    • Ongoing meetings with the Office of Innovation, President of the college and Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs
    • Met with:
      • Interim Vice President of College Advancement regarding data collection and funding opportunities
      • Interim Assistant Vice President, Information Services regarding data collection, course management software concerns, and future faculty publishing goals
      • President of the AFT regarding open publishing and the faculty contract
    • Organized meeting with Open Textbook Network representatives and President of the college regarding future faculty publishing goals
    • Working with the Disability Services Center to update faculty information on accessibility in online teaching materials, including OER repositories
    • Working with the Disability Services Center and Provost/VPAA to create an improved teaching materials data collection plan
      • And ongoing communication with the Interim Assistant Vice President, Information Services and Vice President of Student Success
    • Organized with Faculty Center for Teaching for faculty workshops
        • Site visit by the Open Textbook Network for two workshops: one for faculty and one for librarians, user support services and administrators
        • Two that I presented, see also: Teaching Effectiveness
    • Met and emailed with faculty to understand, find and adopt OER and open textbooks
    • Awarded Professional Development and Adoption faculty stipends
      • Coordinated with payroll, ORGA/OSP and the administrative assistants of the President of the college and Provost/VPAA
    • Presented on initiative to Academic Technology Advisory Committee
    • With approval of the Library Management Team, licensed Libguides with a Creative Commons Attribution, Share-Alike (CC-BY-SA) license
    •  Attended:
      • NorthEast OER Summit & Leadership Day
      • Open Textbook Network Summer Institute & Summit
    • See Also: NEFDC Conference and Adjunct Professional Development Day and Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning presentations
  • Pinewoods Camp Inc. Board of Directors
    Scholarship Committee, Co-Chair; Archives Committee, Chair; Nominating Committee
  1. Office held in, and services rendered to, professional societies and membership in professional and honor societies.
  • Member: American Library Association/Association of College & Research Libraries
    College Libraries Section, Instruction Section
  • Board Member: Association of College & Research Libraries, New England Chapter
    Scholarship Committee Co-chair, New England Library Instruction Group
  • Member: New England Library Association
  • Member: Rhode Island Library Association
    Information Literacy Action Round Table
  • Higher Education Library Information Network (HELIN) Website Task Force
    • Met with representatives of member libraries to redesign the network website
    • Working with the board to move to Gsuite for Non-profits following requests for improved communication and document sharing options for member librarians.
  1. For the past year, what honors or awards?
  • Awarded a Faculty Professional Development stipend to attend the Association of College and Research Libraries Annual Conference.

2016

Faculty Personal Data Form

  • Please complete this form, including all personal data, for the annual evaluation and for inclusion in your permanent file.
  • Submit this form to your department chair by November 30th.

BASIC INFORMATION

Name:  Dragan Gill
Department:   Adams Library, Reference
Date:  11/30/16

TEACHING AND ADVISING

  1. Courses taught in the past year.
  • Taught 27 information literacy classes
  • Gave 2 library orientation tours
    • Learning for Life, Campus Connect – Central Falls High School Conditionally Accepted Students
    • Learning for Life, Campus Connect – Tolman High School IEP Students
  • Met with students for individual research appointments
  • Trained reference student employees
    • Five new students in Fall 2016
    • Introduced LibStaffer
    • Co-organized the Student Appreciation Day party on National Library Worker Day with the Social Committee
    • Trained two students in updating our Facebook page and engaging with other college Facebook pages
  • Worked one-on-one with the library writing intern on
    • The layout and publication process of the library newsletter
    • Evaluating LibGuides from a student perspective
    • Creating a template for library faculty and staff online profiles
  • Continued collaboration in the FYW 100 Information Literacy pilot refining the lesson plan and activities based on last year’s results and working with new faculty
  • Continued conversations with the Center for Research and Creative Activity (CRCA) on reference student employee and CRCA Navigator program
  1. Describe any activities last year that contributed to your teaching effectiveness.
  • Participated in Rhode Island Library Association Information Literacy Action Round Table (ILART)
  • Attended
    • Connecticut Information Literacy Conference
    • Association of College and Research Libraries, New England Chapter New England Library Instruction Group Annual Conference
    • Association of College and Research Libraries, New England Chapter Annual Program
  • Attended a Sociology department meeting to present on library services for faculty and solicit feedback on departmental needs
  1. Advising

Current number of advisees:   N/A
Comments/accomplishments in advising (optional):

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE

  1. Research, publication, grants in a special field, or creativity and performance in the fine arts.
  • UX Study for LibGuides Website Redesign
    Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference Presentation
  1. Leadership and service to the college, including responsibility and creativity in departmental affairs, service on college committees, or advising of student organizations.

Department:

  • DAC Secretary
  • Member of Library Director Management Team
  • Liaison to Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies and Sociology Departments
    • Provide continued communication on library services and resources available
  • Library PR Committee
    • Co-created exhibits
      • March: Women in Politics and Public Service – Women’s Center Graduate Assistant
      • April – August: The Book: Art & Artifact – Amy Barlow, with help from Marlene Lopes in selecting special collections materials
      • Spring: Various raffle exhibits – Lisa Maine
    • Created exhibits
      • September: Library faculty and staff favorite books
      • October: Banned Books
    • Coordinated a project to enhance library faculty and staff online profiles, in response to student feedback in the library’s website study, requesting more personalized information – Worked with writing intern on profile template and Lisa Maine to update or add photos. Uploaded both for staff who do not use LibGuides.
    • Edited layout and worked with Marketing and Communications to publish Spring and Fall Newsletters
    • Ran several raffles to encourage student engagement with Facebook, online resources and library exhibits
    • Continued whiteboard questions – new questions monthly, photograph the board and work with students to transcribe answers
    • Staffed library table for
      • New Student Orientation
      • Accepted students day
      • New York Times account sign-up day
    • Continued updating the new books/materials guide – working with Judith Stokes and then Deb Thompson to create the appropriate lists, then students to create a rough draft of an updated guide list – links to the guide are sent out through liaison librarians
    • Sent new hire announcements to the Rhode Island Library Association Bulletin
    • Met with the New York Times sales representative
  • Implemented use of LibCal & LibStaffer implementation, coordinating with Access Services; Migrated LibAnalytics to LibInsight
  • Created troubleshooting and instruction guides
    • Troubleshooting handout for all public service staff and student staff
    • How to update LibGuides after the switch to OCLC Discovery/routine maintenance
  • Search Committee member for two positions
    • Head of Metadata and eResources
    • Part Time, Temporary Reference Librarian
  • Created library-maintained forms for Card Activation and Reserves Request
  • Website Redesign
    • Met with Web Communications for templates, branded materials and planning domain mapping
    • Mapped content from the current site to new homepage and layout plans to ensure all content will be represented on the new site
    • Created new content, moved and updated old content to new organizational layout
    • Created significant portion of the library homepage content
  • Completed Judith Stoke’s periodical microfilm and fiche weeding project upon her retirement
    • Met with Judith Stokes and Tovah Reis about scope of project
    • Coordinated reference student employees to complete weeding of uncataloged microfilm and label drawers after film and fiche were shifted
  • Assisted in OCLC Discovery Settings
    • Worked with Kieran Ayton to adjust OCLC Discovery settings
    • Attended weekly OCLC training sessions – occasionally setting up the online meeting

College:

  • Member of the Central Falls Planning Council
    • Asset Map team leader, working with Learning for Life and the Innovation Lab
  • Committee on Online Learning – Member for fall 2016
  • Evaluated evidence of student research fluency for the Committee on General Education in a one-day assessment project
  • Campus Phone App Committee
  • AFT Social Committee
  1. Professional improvement, such as completion of courses, attendance at professional meetings, or faculty development activities.
  • Was promoted from Instructor to Assistant Professor
  • Attended:
    • American Library Association Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits
    • Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference
  • Co-presented Recipe for Research – Library I: Beginning Research Skills, with Anthropology and First Year Seminar faculty member Gale Goodwin-Gomez
  • Presented Recipe for Research – Library I: Beginning Research Skills
    • Both Recipe for Research sessions were part of a series by the FCTL and library
  • Co-presented Kanopy – An On-Demand Streaming Video Solution. Like Netflix, but Better! With Kieran Ayton for the FCTL Adjunct Faculty Professional Development Day.
  • Planned and organized “Course Resort Day” with the FCTL, IT, Disabilities Services, CRCA – co-lead Exfoliate My Research Assignment with library reference faculty
  • With support of the Library Director, prepared an APA style research proposal for the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship.
    • Research for proposal included a meeting with Lauren Mandel, faculty of Library Science at URI
  1. Leadership and service to the community, state, or nation.
  • Rhode Island Open Textbook Initiative – Steering Committee Chair
    • Attended a meeting with Rhode Island Open Educational Resources stakeholders, including K12 and nonprofit organizations
    • As Chair of the Steering Committee, organized a meeting with representatives from each higher education institution in RI, SPARC and the Open Textbook Network
    • Met several times with the Chief Innovation Officer and Vice President of Academic Affairs
    • Attended RI Open Textbook Initiative press conference
    • Attended OpenStax Webinar: Effectively implementing OER on your campus
    • Collaborating with Marketing and Communication – Printing Services
    • Met with representative from Barnes & Noble
    • Organizing with Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning and the Open Textbook Network for on-campus faculty training sessions
  • Rhode Island Library Association Conference Committee
  • Pinewoods Camp Inc. Board of Directors
    Scholarship Committee, Archives Committee
  1. Office held in, and services rendered to, professional societies and membership in professional and honor societies.
  • Member: American Library Association/Association of College & Research Libraries
    College Libraries Section, Instruction Section
  • Member: Association of College & Research Libraries, New England Chapter
    Scholarship Committee, New England Library Instruction Group
  • Member: Rhode Island Library Association
    Conference Committee, Information Literacy Action Round Table
  1. For the past year, what honors or awards?

2015*

Faculty Personal Data Form

  • Please complete this form, including all personal data, for the annual evaluation and for inclusion in your permanent file.
  • Submit this form to your department chair by December 1.

BASIC INFORMATION

Name:   Dragan Gill
Department:  Adams Library, Reference
Date: 12/1/15

TEACHING AND ADVISING

  1. Courses taught in the past year.
  • Fall 2015 library instruction sessions for:
    • ANTH 460-01,
    • FYW100-19,
    • FYS100-17,
    • FYS100-08,
    • FYS100-21
    • GEND 350-01
  • Three group student employee training sessions and one-on-one training sessions throughout the semester.
  • Coordinated a 135 hour Professional Field Experience for a URI library school student in the reference department.
  1. Describe any activities last year that contributed to your teaching effectiveness.
  • Participate in Rhode Island Library Association Information Literacy Action Round Table (ILART)
  • Poster presentation at ILART Information Literacy Month Event
  1. Advising

Current number of advisees:
Comments/accomplishments in advising (optional):

 

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE

  1. Research, publication, grants in a special field, or creativity and performance in the fine arts.
  • Investigator in IRB Approved Library Website Redesign Study
  1. Leadership and service to the college, including responsibility and creativity in departmental affairs, service on college committees, or advising of student organizations.
  • Member of the Central Falls Planning Council
  1. Professional improvement, such as completion of courses, attendance at professional meetings, or faculty development activities.
  • Green and Gold: Understanding Open Access Models (CE), October 2015
    North Atlantic Health Sciences Libraries, Regional Chapter of Medical Library Association
  • 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
  1. Leadership and service to the community, state, or nation.
  • Rhode Island Library Association Conference Committee
  1. Office held in, and services rendered to, professional societies and membership in professional and honor societies.
  • Member: American Library Association/Association of College & Research Libraries
    College Libraries Section, Instruction Section
  • Member: Association of College & Research Libraries, New England Chapter
    New England Library Instruction Group
  • Member: Rhode Island Library Association
    Conference Committee, Information Literacy Action Round Table
  1. For the past year, what honors or awards?

*March 2015 – December 2015

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