Faculty

Dr. Gary Fitsimmons

Director of Library Services
Professor of Information Literacy

E-mail: Gary.fitsimmons@bryan.edu
Office Phone: 423.775.7196
Box: 7793

Curriculum Vitae »

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., 2005, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
  • M.L.S., 1990, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
  • B.A., 1978, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK

Academic Honors and Recognitions

  • Marquis’ Who’s Who in America, 2009-2015
  • Marquis’ Who’s Who in the World, 2010-2014

Professional Activities

  • Association of Christian Librarians: Moderated the Unconference session on Information Literacy 2015
  • ALA Ambassador, Annual Conference, 2008
  • ALA New Member Round Table mentor 2009-10
  • Amigos Library Services Planning Focus Groups participant 1998, 1999, 2002
  • Appalachian College Association’s Bowen Library Director’s Council: Ad Hoc BCLA Structure Assessment Committee 2009-2010
  • Appalachian College Association’s Bowen Library Director’s Council: Administrative Issues Committee 2009-2012
  • Appalachian College Association’s Bowen Library Director’s Council: Shared Catalog Strategic Planning Committee 2012-
  • LLAMA – Fund Raising and Financial Development Section: Trends, Marketing, and Project Development Committee 2007-2009
  • LLAMA – Library Organization & Management Section: Risk Management and Insurance Committee 2007-2011, Chair 2008-2011
  • LLAMA – Library Organization & Management Section: Nominating Committee 2010-2011
  • LLAMA – Library Organization & Management Section: Occupational Development Discussion Group Chair 2009-2012
  • LLAMA – Library Organization & Management Section: Vice-Chair/Chair/Past Chair 2011-2014
  • LLAMA – Board Executive Committee Section Representative 2012-2013
  • LLAMA – Systems and Services Section: Management Practices Committee 2007-2009
  • Llano Estacato Information Access Network Bylaws Committee, 1999-2001
  • Moderated ‘You’ve Been Shopped! Mystery Shopping for Better Service’ at ALA Annual Conference, 2008
  • Q User Advisory Council 2001-2002
  • Q User Information Community Initiating Board member 2000-2001
  • Resource Identification and Priorities Work Group, Texas Heritage Digitization Initiative, 2005
  • ‘The Institutional Repository as a Platform for a Digital Commons’ presented at the Snezek Library Leadership Institute of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, July 15-17, 2009
  • Served on three Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges onsite and offsite accreditation review committees 2011, 2013
  • Texas Library Association: College and University Libraries Division, Grants and Awards Committee 2002-2004
  • Texas Library Association: Leadership Development Committee 2004-2006
  • Texas Library Association: Research and Scholarship Committee 2000-2003
  • West Texas Conference on Librries and Information Services delegate 1990

Professional Associations

  • Association of Christian Librarians 2015-
  • American Library Association 1988-1994, 2006-
  • Library Leadership, Administration, and Management Association 2006-2015

Selected Publications

  • Regular column: “Library Leadership” in The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances, Emerald Publishers, vol. 2 no. 4 (2007) through vol. 27 no. 2 (2014)
  • Academic Library Directors in the Eyes of Hiring Administrators,’ Advances in Library Administration and Management vol. 26 (2008)
  • “Salary Studies: Approach with Caution” CHECS/NMARL Fall Conference, 1996

Topics of Expertise

  • Copyright and “Fair Use” in Higher Education
  • Information Literacy
  • Library and Information Science
  • Library Management