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Bill Gillis

Director of Research Services
Research & User Services

Bill Gillis is Director of Research Services at the George Washington University Libraries and Academic Innovation (GWLAI). Co-managing a team of librarians and staff with responsibilities in collections, instruction, research data management, and scholarly communications, he is responsible for a management portfolio that blends traditional and emerging skill areas to support GW’s information needs. Bill has a BA from Millsaps College, an MTS from Boston University, and an MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons College.

Office location
Gelman Library
Phone number
Collection development area(s)
French Language and Literature
Italian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature