Richard is Head of Resource Discovery Systems & Librarian. In this position he provides oversight for electronic resources management, resource discovery tools, and the library services platform. He also works with his colleagues at UH, UHCL, UHD, & Law Library participants in the management of the UH shared catalog. Richard's research interests include topics such as systems migration, resource description and access, vendor sourced cataloging, and resource discovery systems. He has presented at many regional and national conferences including the American Library Association, Texas Library Association, Electronic Resources & Libraries, North American Serials Interest Group, Charleston Library Conference, Southwestern Association of Law Libraries, and the Innovative Users Group. He currently serves as webmaster for ALA's Committee on Cataloging: Description & Access (CC:DA), and is past-chair of ALCTS's Collection Management & Electronic Resources Interest Group. He previously served as chair of ALA's GODORT Cataloging Committee and the ALCTS Cataloging Form and Function Interest Group.
Richard earned his Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a native Texan who grew up in Corpus Christi where he received both a Masters in Educational Mid-Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. His first position at the University of Houston was at the Law Library where he held various positions in library automation and technical services. He remains active with the Houston Area Law Librarians, and the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries. Richard has served in several leadership positions at the UH Libraries, including Head of Integrated Library Systems, and Head of Cataloging & Electronic Access.