Lee Hisle


W. Lee Hisle was appointed Vice President for Information Services and Librarian of the College in January 2000. As CIO, he oversees all libraries, instructional technology, administrative systems, networks, and telecommunications. Prior to his appointment in 2000, he served as Associate Vice President of Learning Resources Services and Faculty Development for the Austin Community College District, a large multi-campus college in Austin, Texas. He also was Interim Executive Vice President for Instructional Affairs at ACC in 1999. Active in professional associations, he is a past-Chair of the Board of Trustees of LYRASIS, the nation’s largest regional membership organization serving libraries and information professionals in some 37 states. He is also a past President of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, and was the Chair of the Tenth ACRL National Conference. More recently, he chaired the ACRL Focus on the Future Task Force, the Legislative Issues Task Force, the ACRL Government Relations Committee, and is a past-Chair of the ALA Nominating Committee that nominated the first Hispanic president of the ALA. He has served on the North East Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP) Board of Directors and was Chair of the 2003 NERCOMP Annual Conference. He is a past-chair of the NELINET Board of Directors. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Williams School, an indepent school in New London, CT.  He has recently completed a term on the Mystic-Noank Public Library and Pine Point School Board of Directors. His research interests include effective management of merged information services organizations, the library-as-place, and the future of higher education and libraries, especially as related to the impact of technology and digital resources on the academy. He has made recent presentations at EDUCAUSE, NERCOMP, the Charleston Conference on Library Acquisitions, the Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges conference, the Oberlin Group and the Electronic Resources In Libraries Conference. Lee received his B.A. from Berea College in Kentucky, his M.S.L.S. from the University of Kentucky, and his Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

EDUCAUSE Presentations