gary-fitsimmons

Director of Library Services
Professor of Information Literacy

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

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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, 2010
  • Marquis’ Who’s Who in the World, 2010

Professional Activities

  • ALA Ambassador, Annual Conference, 2008
  • ALA New Member Round Table mentor 2009-10
  • Appalachian College Association’s Bowen Library Director’s Council: Ad Hoc BCLA Structure Assessment Committee 2009-
  • Appalachian College Association’s Bowen Library Director’s Council: Administrative Issues Committee 2009-
  • Leadership Development Committee, Texas Library Association, 2004-2006
  • 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, Current Chair
  • LLAMA – Systems and Services Section: Management Practices Committee 2007-2009
  • Moderated ‘You’ve Been Shopped! Mystery Shopping for Better Service’ at ALA Annual Conference, 2008
  • 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

Professional Associations

  • American Library Association
  • Library Leadership, Administration, and Management Association

Selected Publications

  • Regular column: “Small Academic Library Perspective: Library Leadership’ in The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances, Emerald Publishers beginning vol. 21 no.1 (2008)
  • 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