Richard Guajardo

Head of Resource Discovery Systems

Librarian

Richard Guajardo
Phone:
713-743-9984
Department:
Resource Discovery Systems

Richard Guajardo

Head of Resource Discovery Systems

Librarian

About

Richard is an Associate Librarian and Head of Resource Discovery Systems. 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.

Background

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.

Education

University of Texas at Austin (1984-1987)
M.L.I.S. | Library & Information Science

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi (1979-1981)
M.S. Educational Mid-Management | College of Education

Works

The evolution of discovery systems in academic libraries: A case study at the University of Houston libraries (01-02-2017)
Journal: Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship
DOI: 10.1080/1941126x.2017.1270097

Large-Scale RDA Enrichment of Legacy Data at the University of Houston System Libraries (02-2016)
Journal: Cataloging & Classification Quarterly
DOI: 10.1080/01639374.2016.1138419

Next Steps in Discovery Implementation: User‐Centered Discovery System Redesign (2016)
Journal: Where Do We Go From Here? Charleston Conference Proceedings 2015
DOI: 10.5703/1288284316285

Converting Your E-Resource Records to RDA (2015)
Journal: Serials Librarian
DOI: 10.1080/0361526X.2015.1025654

Is It Already Too Late for the Catalog? A Report of the ALCTS Catalog Form and Function Interest Group Meeting, American Library Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, June 2011 (06-05-2012)
Journal: Technical Services Quarterly
DOI: 10.1080/07317131.2012.681289

Leading Technical Services in 2011. A Report of an ALCTS Program Held at The American Library Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, June 2011 (06-05-2012)
Journal: Technical Services Quarterly
DOI: 10.1080/07317131.2012.682009

Mobile Catalog Interfaces. A Report of the ALCTS Catalog Form and Function Interest Group Meeting, American Library Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC, June 2010 (09-2011)
Journal: Technical Services Quarterly
DOI: 10.1080/07317131.2011.598061

Recent Trends in Catalog Architecture. A Report of the Alcts Catalog Form and Function Interest Group Meeting, American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, Boston, January 2010 (08-2010)
Journal: Technical Services Quarterly
DOI: 10.1080/07317131.2010.500986