Joel Richard

Head of Web Services and IT

Joel is the head of the Web Services and IT Department for the Smithsonian Libraries. He has two decades of experience in software, web development, and internet technology. He received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1994. Among other things, he spent eight years as a small business owner doing website development and consulting for a variety of clients before moving to the Smithsonian Libraries in 2009.

Outside of work, he has many analog interests, including LEGO, cooking, tabletop gaming, travel, photography, and philately.



Pilsk, Suzanne C., Kalfatovic, Martin R., and Richard, Joel M. 2016. "Unlocking Index Animalium: From paper slips to bytes and bits." ZooKeys (550): 153-171.

Sattler, Kelly and Richard, Joel. 2012. "Learning Web Analytics from the LITA 2012 National Forum Pre-conference."