Richard W. Meyer

Full Curriculum Vitae

Responsibilities and Services

Dean of library faculty and director of libraries, managing a total staff of 120, serving a comprehensive technological university. Support for the instructional and research efforts of 22,000 students, faculty and staff. Directing library operations budgeted at $12 million.

Research Interests/Selected Publications


Richard W. Meyer and Tyler Walters. “Sowing an Old Field with a New Crop: Collaborative Services of Libraries and Other Campus Units.” In Convergence and Collaboration of Campus Information Services, edited by Ron Powell and Peter Hernon. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited, 2008.

Richard W. Meyer. “The Times, They are a Changing: Keeping up is Tough to do.” The Galileo Planet (Summer 2005): 6, 8.

Addressing the Cultural Dimensions of the Convergence of Computing and Library Staffs. Washington, DC: ARL, 2002. 5 Pp.

“The Educational Epicenter.” The Classroom (Spring 2002): 9-10.  … page 9.

“A Tool to Assess Journal Price Discrimination.” College and Research Libraries 62/3 (May 2001): 269-288. [ALCTS/Blackwell Scholarship Award: Outstanding … Article for 2001. Presented at ALA Annual Meeting, June 2002.]

Richard W. Meyer and Mary Jane Mayo. Alumni Outreach by University Libraries
ARL Occasional Paper #22. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, 2001. 38 Pp.  … summary only.
Richard W. Meyer. "Consortial Access Versus Ownership." In Technology and Scholarly Communication, edited by Richard Ekman and Richard Quandt. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1999. Pp. 223-249. 

"A Measure of the Impact of Tenure."  College and Research Libraries 60/2 (March 1999): 110-119. [ACRL/K.G. Saur Award: Best Article in College and Research Libraries, 1999. Presented at ALA Annual Meeting, July 2000.] .

"Monopoly Power and Electronic Journals." Library Quarterly 67/4 (October 1997): 325-349.

"Surviving the Change: The Economic Paradigm of Higher Education in Transformation." Journal of Academic Librarianship 23/4 (July 1997): 291-301.

"The Cataloger's Future: a Director's View." Cataloging and Classification Quarterly 23/4 (Summer 1997): 195-204. Reprinted in Cataloging and Classification: Trends, Transformations, Teaching and Training, edited by James R. Shearer and Alan R. Thomas. New York: Haworth Press, 1997. Pp. 195-204.

Professional Affiliations

Atlanta / Georgia

  • Georgia Public Library Service, Strategic Planning Team, January-December 2007
  • Solinet, Board of Directors, May 2004-2007
  • Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education, Library Directors, 2001-2008
  • Regents Academic Committee on Libraries, 2001-2008; Chair, 2004-05
  • Galileo Steering Committee, 2002 - 2006; Chair, 2004-05
  • United Way of Atlanta, Library Campaign Chair, 2000-2008

Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Georgia Tech Total Compensation Advisory Board, 2007-2008
  • Georgia Tech Classroom Technology Implementation Task Force, 2006-2008
  • Georgia Tech Human Resources Advisory Board, 2006 - 2008
  • Georgia Tech Best Practices Screening Committee, 2006
  • Associate Vice Provost for Distance Learning and Professional Education Search Committee, Chair, 2003
  • Institute Budget and Planning Committee, 2002-2003
  • Georgia Tech Advisory Committee on Technology Enhanced Education, 2002 - 2008
  • Academic Service Committee, Distance Learning Intellectual Property Rights Subcommittee (ad hoc), 2001-2002
  • Provost’s Task Force on Continuing and Technology-Enhanced Education (ad hoc), 2001-2002; and, Enhanced Learning Subcommittee, 2001-2002
  • Board of Regents, OIIT Strategic Planning, Strategic Objectives Team (ad hoc), 2002
  • ILRC Planning Board, 2000-2008

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Reaffirmation Visitation Review Teams

  • Instituto Tecnologico Y De Estudios Superiores De Monterrey, Mexico (Substantive Change), May 2003
  • Troy State University (Substantive Change), February 2003
  • Appalachian State University, April 2002
  • Stetson University, February 2001
  • Washington and Lee University, March 1999


Master of Arts in Economics :: 1986
Clemson University

Master of Science in Library Science :: 1970
University of Illinois

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry :: 1967
University of Missouri

Bachelor of Arts in Library Science :: 1967
University of Missouri

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