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Gillian D.
Librarian and Writing Instructor
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About Gillian

About Gillian
I'm an early career librarian who has been helping students with their information literacy, research, and citation needs for six years. I also have extensive experience working in university and high school writing centers. I have been teaching English composition, creative writing, professional writing, and developmental writing at the college level since 2000, and I'm comfortable working with bilingual and multilingual students.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I have worked in academic and public library settings for the past nine years. I also have extensive experience teaching composition, creative writing, and professional writing.
Education
Syracuse University
Library and Information Science
Master's Degree
2018 - 2020
Old Dominion University
Literature (Creative Writing)
Master's Degree
1997 - 2000
George Mason University
Literature (Creative Writing)
Bachelor's Degree
1990 - 1995

Work Experience

Work Experience
Southern New Hampshire University, Adjunct Instructor of English
2020 - Present
Facilitate asynchronous online English Composition courses through resource development, student outreach, assessment, and academic coaching.
Boston Arts Academy, Library Intern
2020 - 2020
Created reference guides for specific courses, projects, and student inquiries, fulfilled information and technology requests for students, provide research and citation support to students, and performed circulation desk services.
Wheelock College, Co-director of WriteNow@Wheelock
2016 - 2018
Created and implemented a summer curriculum designed to support the development of critical thinking and language arts skills for students aged 12 to 17. Collaborated with Wheelock College librarians on programming related to library archives, digital literacy, research practices, and reading motivation.
Wheelock College, Director of the Writing Center
2014 - 2018
Collaborated with librarians, faculty, and department chairs to develop workshops on research and citation practices and improve academic support in those areas. Oversaw an average of 2,591 student visits each academic year and increased writing center usage by 118%, with 36% of enrolled students using the center.
Wheelock College, Instructor of Humanities and Writing
2012 - 2018
Developed and taught a foundational research and writing course for students in professional degree programs. Worked with faculty and research librarians to incorporate advocacy and social justice content into writing and humanities courses through the creation of research guides, curriculum modules, class activities and workshops, and community service projects.
Wheelock College, Assistant Director of the Writing Center
2013 - 2014
Developed writing support teams for various populations on campus to provide individualized, course-specific, and peer-led writing support options. Designed, piloted, and adopted a digital record system, increasing faculty referrals by 21%.
Wheelock College, Writing Support Specialist
2012 - 2013
Provided individual and small group tutoring in writing, project management, and best research practices. Revised the intake process to improve data collection and assessment in order to more effectively evaluate bilingual and multilingual writing support.
Kaplan International Colleges, English Language Instructor
2009 - 2012
Taught general and academic English courses to ELL/ESOL students at all proficiency levels. Developed and taught new elective courses, including Comparative Culture and Creative Writing. Tutored students in specific areas such as TOEFL preparation, public speaking, business communication, and technical writing. Graded proficiency tests and assisted with student assessment, evaluation, and placement

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