Gerald Lawson Gill

Gerald Lawson Gill

Gerald Lawson Gill

Retired Librarian & Professor Emeritus | James Madison University

Mr. Gill is a professor emeritus and retired head of reference and government documents at James Madison University, where he spent more than 35 years as a librarian. He completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Georgia in 1971 and a Master of Arts in library science at the University of Wisconsin, graduating in 1973. Mr. Gill joined the staff at James Madison University in 1974 as an instructor and library cataloger and pursued additional postgraduate coursework in business administration through the school in 1978.
Mr. Gill rose to become an assistant professor in 1980, associate professor in 1990, and professor in 2002, and spent more than a decade managing the university’s reference collection as well as the American Library Association’s business reference section. During his career, Mr. Gill held numerous faculty leadership roles at James Madison University, and he was recognized for his work with honors including the American Library Association’s Gale Research Award for Excellence in Business Librarianship.

Star Treatment

Mr. Gill discusses his professional inspiration and career path in an interview with Star Jones.

Marquis Millennium Magazine

Mr. Gill discusses his professional path and inspirations in an interview with Marquis Millennium Magazine.

Top Professionals

Mr. Gill was named a Marquis Top Educator in recognition of his career with James Madison University.

Humanitarian Award

Mr. Gill was honored with the Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarian Award for his work in information science.

Lifetime Achievement

Mr. Gill’s professional accomplishments are outlined on his Lifetime Achievement page.

Lifetime Achievement Award

A national press release announces Mr. Gill’s selection for the prestigious Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

Wall Street Journal

A Wall Street Journal feature celebrates Mr. Gill as a distinguished Marquis Who’s Who listee.



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