- Ph.D., Information and Library Studies with a cognate in Business Information Systems, University of Michigan.
- M.S. and Certificate of Advanced Studies, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- M.A., Trinity College Dublin in English Language and Literature with concentrations in Old Norse and Anglo-Irish Literature
Awards, Honors, Fellowships
- The Harold A. and Lois Haytin Faculty Award, UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, September 2012.
- Nordic Research School in Library and Information Science (NORSLIS) Professor, October-November, 2007.
- Honorary Professorial Research Fellow, Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute, University of Glasgow, June 2002 – January 2003.
- Elected Fellow of the Society of American Archivists, 2000.
- C.F.W. Coker Award (for innovative development in archival description by the Encoded Archival Description Working Group), Society of American Archivists, September 1998.
- Margaret Cross Norton Award, Midwest Archives Conference, April 1997.
Teaching and Research Interests
Design, evaluation and history of recordkeeping, cultural and community information systems; digital curation; metadata creation and management; community-based archiving; social justice and human rights issues as they relate to archives and records; use of primary sources in K- 12 education; research design and methods; and archival education and pedagogy.
Ongoing and prior funded research activities include the Building the Future of Archival Education and Research initiative (AER), Strategies for Archiving the Endangered Publications of French India (1800-1923), Pluralizing the Archival Paradigm in the Pacific Rim, Clever Recordkeeping Metadata, International projects on Permanent Records in Electronic Systems (InterPARES) 1&2, and the Museums and the Online Archive of California Evaluation Projects.
Gilliland, Anne, Andrew Lau and Sue McKemmish, eds. Research in the Archival Multiverse, Social Informatics Monograph Series, Monash University Press (in process, expected publication date: December 2013).
Gilliland, Anne. Telling Stories About Stories: Digital Archives Across Time, Space, Cultures and Communities (Litwin Press) ( monograph in process, expected completion date: Spring 2013).
Gilliland, Anne. Conceptualizing Twenty-first Century Archives, Chicago, IL: Society of American Archivists (monograph in press).
Gilliland, Anne. “Professional, Institutional and National Identities in Dialog: The Development of Descriptive Practices in the First Decade of the U.S. National Archives,” Information & Culture (in press).
Gilliland, Anne, Andrew J Lau, and Sue McKemmish. “Pluralizing the Archive,” in Archives for Maintaining Community and Society in the Digital Age (Koyasan University, Japan) (forthcoming, Spring 2013).
Gilliland, Anne. “Enduring Paradigm, New Opportunities: The Value of the Archival Perspective in the Digital Environment,” in Michèle V. Cloonan, ed. Preserving Our Heritage: Perspectives from Antiquity to the Digital Age (Neals-Schuman, ALA Editions) (forthcoming, 2013) [excerpted and updated from 2000 CLIR publication with same title].
Gilliland, Anne, and Sue McKemmish. "Archival and Recordkeeping Research: Past, Present and Future," in Research Methods: Information Management, Systems, and Contexts (Prahan, Vic: Tilde University Press, 2012), pp.80-112.
Gilliland, Anne J. and Sue McKemmish. “Recordkeeping Metadata, the Archival Multiverse, and Societal Grand Challenges,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications 2012, Kuching, Malaysia, September 2012.
Gilliland, Anne J. “Contemplating Co-creator Rights in Archival Description,” Knowledge Organization 39 no.5 (September 2012): 340-346.
Lau, Andrew, Anne Gilliland, and Anderson, Kimberly. “Naturalizing Community Engagement in Information Studies: Pedagogical Approaches and Persisting Partnerships,” Information, Communication & Society, 15 no.7 (2012): 991-1015.
Gilliland, Anne. “Neutrality, Social Justice and the Obligations of Archival Educators and Education in the Twenty-first Century,” Archival Science 11 nos. 3-4 (2011): 193-209.
Gilliland, Anne. “Reflections on the Value of Metadata Archaeology for Recordkeeping in a Global, Digital World,” Journal of the Society of Archivists 32 no.1 (April 2011): 97-112.