CARRIE LESLIE GITS
Austin Community College Highland Campus Library • 6101 Highland Campus Dr. Austin, TX 78752
(512) 223-7386 (HLC) • email@example.com
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
Master of Library & Information Science
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
Master of Arts: Foreign Language & Literature-Spanish
Augustana College Rock Island, IL
Bachelor of Arts: Spanish & Sociology/Anthropology
Head Librarian Rio Grande Campus Library, Austin Community College, Austin, TX 2011-Present (closed for renovations until 2020)
Head Librarian Highland Campus Library, Austin Community College, Austin, TX 2014 - Present
Manage and supervise Highland and Rio Grande Campus Library Services faculty and staff. Responsible for the management of budget, facility, and resources of the Highland and Rio Grande campus libraries. Coordinate Reference Desk services at the Highland and Rio Grande Campus including staff, scheduling, and services. Coordinated and led RGC Library moveout and closure for renovation. Participate in redesign of new RGC library. Provide information literacy instruction. Provide reference service as needed. Serve as a member of the Library Leadership Team. Serve as the Library Services OER Facilitator. Serve as the Textbook Facilitator. Serve on college wide committees.
Assistant Director of Reference Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL 2005-2011
Managed ten professional librarians and one student employee. Recruited, hired, trained and evaluated reference staff. Coordinated department activities including scheduling, training and outreach. Assessed reference services available to the NSU community. Provided library instruction to undergraduate and graduate students. Led staff development initiatives for NSU Libraries. Participated in outreach efforts to students and faculty. Implemented and promoted innovative user-focused library services. Provided reference assistance face-to-face, via telephone and online. Chaired several cross-departmental library committees
Librarian Assistant Professor University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 2001-2004
Served as the academic liaison to the School of Communication and Latin American Studies. Managed nine collection development funds. Developed and delivered training for staff on new technologies. Provided reference assistance face-to-face, via telephone and online. Provided library instruction to students and faculty. Coordinated library’s participation in consortium virtual reference project.
Resident Librarian & Visiting Instructor University of Illinois-Chicago, Chicago, IL 1999 - 2001
Provided reference assistance face-to-face, via telephone and online to students, faculty and staff. Provided library instruction to undergraduate and graduate students.
Adjunct Instructor University of Miami, Division of Continuing Studies, Coral Gables, FL 2002
Gits, C. L., (2008). Second-in-command: Creating leadership and management opportunities through organizational structures. Florida Libraries, 51(1), 14-16.
Gits, C. L., (2009). Setting yourself apart; the five practices at work. In S. Byke & D. Lowe-Wincensten (Eds.), A leadership primer for new librarians: Tools for helping today’s early-career librarians become tomorrow’s library leaders (99-101). Oxford: Chandos Publishing.
Gits, C. L., (2008). [Review of the book Out front with Stephen Abram: A guide for information leaders]. Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 13(2/3), 281-282.
Gits, C. L., (2006). [Review of the book Virtual reference training: The complete guide to providing anytime anywhere answers]. Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 11(1), 114-115.
Leslie, C. S., (2005). [Review of the book Chat reference: A guide to live virtual reference services]. Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 10(1), 116-118.
Leslie, C., (2000). [Review of the book People's pharmacy: Guide to home and herbal remedies]. E-Streams, 3(2).
Leslie, C., (2000). [Review of the book Idea of time]. E-Streams, 3(5).
PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS
"Open Educational Resources: What, How, Where @ ACC." Co-Presented with Ursula Pike. ACC New Faculty On Boarding. Austin Community College. Presentation. August 20, 2019.
"Growing Open Educational Resources Across Austin Community College’s Multi-Campus District." Co-Presented with Ursula Pike. Open Education Texas: Policy, Practice & Potential. Presentation. Austin, Texas. August 8, 2019.
"Creating Equitable Classrooms Using OER." Co-Facilitated with Jack O'Grady. Summer Software Day Austin Community College. Workshop. July 26, 2019.
"Getting Started with OER - OER at ACC." Co-Presented with Ursula Pike. Texas Digital Libraries. Webinar. March 5, 2019
"Community College Libraries & Librarians: Our Roles in OER and Open Education." TCCTA, Houston. Presentation. March 2, 2019
"Open Educational Resources for the Integrated Reading & Writing Curriculum." TCCTA, Houston. Presentation. March 1, 2019
"Opportunities for Engagement with OER." Co-Presented with Ursula Pike. ACC Spring Development Day. Presentation. January, 18, 2019
"Faculty Experiences Adopting, Adapting, Creating, and Teaching with Open Educational Resources. Panel Questions." ACC Distance Learning Symposium. Moderated & Facilitated Panel. November 9, 2018
"OER The Condensed Re-Mix." Fall 2018 All LS. Presentation. August 23, 2018.
"Through the Valley of the Shadow of Creative Commons: Converting a Composition II Class to OER (Faculty & Librarian Collaboraton." Co-presented with Tina Buck. OpenEd, Anaheim, California, October 11, 2017
"What's My Role? OER and the Academic Library." Co-panelist with Nicole Allen and Kelly Visnak.Texas Library Association Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, April 22, 2017
"Is it a tool or an experience?" Co-panelist with Kathryn Peery and Steven Clegg. Texas Library Association Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, April 20, 2017
"OER Degrees Emerge in Maryland & Texas." Co- Presented with Dr. Gaye Lynn Scott. Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) OpenEd Week Webinar. Online, March 29, 2017
"Our Makerspace Without A Space: How We Pop Up @ ACC" Co- Presented with Marc Petrick. TLA Annual Conference, Houston, Texas, April 20, 2016
“To Catch a Texas Thief: Are You Easy Pickings Or Safe & Secure” Co-presented with Julie Todaro. TLA Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, April 11, 2014
“What’s That in Your Pocket? Going Mobile with Library Services” IRRT Pre-Conference, ALA Annual, Washington DC, June 25, 2010
“Going Mobile with Library Services” Co- presented with Rich Ackerman SEFLIN New Technologies: Libraries & Beyond Conference, Miami, July 30, 2009
“E-Librarian Evolution: Practical Approaches to Learning Web 2.0” 38th Annual ACURIL Conference, Montego Bay, Jamaica, June 4, 2008.
“Creating Your Own Learning 2.0 Based Program: The Fundamentals” 38th Annual ACURIL Conference, Montego Bay, Jamaica, June 4, 2008.
“Personal Reflections on Leadership” Presentation to SEFLIN Sun Seekers Leadership Institute Participants, SEFLIN/FAU, April 2, 2008
“School Library 2.0: An Introduction” Presentation to the South Florida Independent School Librarians. University School of Nova Southeastern, February 1, 2008
“Taking Over the Reins: How Will NextGen Librarians Learn to Lead Academic Libraries?” Roundtable Discussion, ACRL 13th National Conference, March 31, 2007
“Training is Everything: Orienting New Hires using WebCT” Poster Session, CLENERT Training Showcase. ALA Annual Conference, New Orleans, June 25, 2006
“Chat Reference Service: QuestionPoint” SEFLIN Workshop, Live Chat: A Reference Tool? Best Practices and Behavior. Nova Southeastern University, Alvin Sherman Library, Research & Information Technology Center, November 14, 2004
“Research Basics in a Digital World”University of Miami Instructional Advancement Center (IAC) Faculty Lunch-N-Learn, Richter Library March 9, 2004
“Internet Plagiarism” University of Miami Faculty Summer Technocamp, Richter Library July 29, 2003
“E-Resources” University of Miami Faculty Summer Technocamp, Richter Library July 29, 2003
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE (ACC)
Austin Community College – Library Services
Austin Community College
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE (External to ACC)
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Texas Library Association (TLA), Member, 2011 - Present
Texas State Library & Archives Commission (TSLAC), Member of the Mobile Technologies TaskForce Advisory Panel, November - December 2012
American Library Association (ALA), Member, 1997-Present
ALA Reference & User Services Association (RUSA), Member, 2000-Present
ALA Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), Member, 2000-Present
ALA Library & Information Technology Association (LITA), Member, 2010- Present
ALA International Relations Round Table (IRRT), Member, 2009-Present
ALA Library Administration & Management (LAMA), Member, 2006-2010
ALA Learning Round Table (LearnRT), Member, 2005-Present
ALA Library Instruction Roundtable, Member, 2003-2008
HONORS & AWARDS
SPARC Open Education Leadership Fellow, 2018-2019
Tall Texans Leadership Development Institute, July 2015
Nova Southeastern University Technology Fair 1st Place Winner, October 15, 2010
SEFLIN Collaboration Award Recipient, February 27, 2009
SEFLIN International Conference Travel Grant Recipient, April 25, 2008
SEFLIN Collaboration Award Recipient, November 16, 2007
Nova Southeastern University Technology Fair 3rd Place Winner, September 28, 2007
SEFLIN Collaboration Award Recipient, November 17, 2006
SEFLIN Leadership Institute (Sun Seekers), Participant March-October 2006
University of Miami Instructional Advancement Grant Recipient April 22, 2003
American Library Association Feria Internacional Del Libro (FIL) Free Pass Recipient, November 2002
2019 SPARC Open Education Leadership Certificate
2010 Certification in Synchronous Facilitation InSync Training, East Lyme, CT
2006 Southeast Florida Library Information Network Sun Seekers Leadership Institute