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.



Kearney, Nicole, Funkhouser, Colleen, Lichtenberg, Mike, Missell, Bess, Page, Roderic, Richard, Joel, Rielinger, Diane, and Lynch, Susan. 2021. "#RetroPIDs: The missing link to the foundation of biodiversity knowledge." from TDWG Proceedings 2021 in Biodiversity Information Science and Standards. TDWG 2021 (Virtual) 2021-10-21. Sofia Bulgaria: Pensoft Publishers.

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.