Joel Richard

Web Services and Digital Library
Lead Web Developer

Hi! I'm the lead Web Developer for the Smithsonian Libraries with nearly two decades of experience in software, web development and internet technology. I received my Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1994. Among other things, I spent eight years as a small business owner doing website development and consulting for a variety of clients before I moved to the Smithsonian Libraries in 2009.

When it comes to computers, I am a generalist with a broad and ever-growing understanding of computers and internet technology. However, I keep my focus on web and internet software development because that's my first love. (After comptuers. And my spouse. And my cat. Not in that order.)

I am currently overseeing the transition of the Biodiversity Heritage Library to a new hosting environment. Exciting times!

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