- 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 collaborations with the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia; Department of Information Sciences, University of Zadar, Croatia; and Department of Ethnomusicology, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
International research and development projects:
Building the Future of Archival Education and Research, Phase I and II, 2008-2015 (PI and Director, U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services).
Strategies for Archiving the Endangered Publications of French India (1800-1923), 2009-2012 (PI, British Library Endangered Archives Program)
Pluralizing the Archival Paradigm: A Needs Assessment for Archival Education in Pacific Rim Communities, 2005-2007 (PI, University of California Pacific Rim Research Program).
Developing KEK (Japan) Digital Archives and Oral Histories in High Energy Physics, 2005-2006 (co-PI, U.S. National Science Foundation).
Create Once Use Many Times – Optimising the Use of Descriptive Metadata in eGovernment and eBusiness Processes in Complex Intranet and Internet Environments (“The Clever Recordkeeping Metadata Project”), 2003-2005 (Partner Investigator, Australian Research Council).
International project on Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems (InterPARES) I and II, 1999-2006 (PI and co-PI, US-InterPARES, National Historical Publications and Records Commission, U.S. National Science Foundation; Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and European Union and Asian funding).
Visiting faculty positions:
Remnin University of China, July 2013.
University of Zadar, March-June 2013.
Nordic Research School in Library and Information Science (NORSLIS) Professor, October-November, 2007 (Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark; Lund University, Sweden; and University of Tampere, Finland).
Honorary Professorial Research Fellow, Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute, University of Glasgow, June 2002 – January 2003.
Gilliland, Anne. Telling Stories About Stories: Digital Archives Across Time, Space, Cultures and Communities (Litwin Press) (expected completion date: 2014).
Gilliland, Anne, Andrew Lau and Sue McKemmish, eds. Research in the Archival Multiverse, Social Informatics Monograph Series, Monash University Press (expected publication date: 2014).
Gilliland, Anne J. “Fostering High Impact Preservation Research,” Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture 42 no.2 (2014) (forthcoming).
Gilliland, Anne J. “Pluralizing Archival Education: A Non-Zero-Sum Proposition,” Chapter 10 in Through the Archival Looking Glass: A Reader on Diversity and Inclusion, Mary Caldera and Kathy Neal, eds. (Chicago, IL: Society of American Archivists, 2014) (forthcoming).
Gilliland, Anne. Conceptualizing Twenty-first Century Archives, Chicago, IL: Society of American Archivists, 2014).
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, 2014) (forthcoming).
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 49 no.1 (2014): 54-73.
Gilliland, Anne J. “Archival Appraisal: Practising on Shifting Sands,” chapter 2 in Archives and Recordkeeping: Theory Into Practice, Caroline Brown, ed. (Facet Press, 2013).
Gilliland, Anne J. “’To the Tasks and the Skills:’ Considerations and Competencies for Designing Glocal Archival Access Systems,” keynote paper in INFuture2013 The Future of Information Sciences: Information Governance (Zagreb, Croatia: University of Zagreb Department of Information and Communications Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, November 2013): 5-15.
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, 2013), pp.65-74.
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, 106-115, http://dcpapers.dublincore.org/pubs/article/view/3661.
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.