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Rich is the Government Information Librarian for the University Libraries and has coordinated establishing Centers of Excellence at UCF for information from the U.S. Department of Energy, Atomic Energy Commission, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and National Aeronautics & Space Administration. He is active in the American Library Association’s Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) and the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) community. In 2017 he completed serving a three-year term as a member of the Depository Library Council, an advisory committee to the Director, U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) in Washington, D.C.

Rich serves as the library’s collection development librarian for Theatre, Legal Studies, and Health Management & Informatics. In addition, he provides assistance to UCF researchers regarding many other subject areas, including statistical demographic data, Florida, business, criminal justice, history, political science, public administration, and security studies.

Within the library Rich has an ongoing involvement in space planning, market equity salary studies, and development of online research guides using LibGuides.

A Navy veteran and graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Science, Rich also holds a Master’s of Library Science in Information Science from Florida State University and a Master’s of Business Administration in Management from New Hampshire College.

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  • Government Information
  • Health Management & Informatics
  • Legal Studies
  • Theatre

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