Meet the Dean
Dave Richards is the Dean of the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art History, and a Master of Arts in European History from Western Illinois University. He also earned a Masters of Library and Information Science from Louisiana State University.
Starting in 1997, Richards served as the Head of Special Collections and Archives at Missouri State University. While at Missouri State, he also taught several courses as an associate professor.
In addition to his time at Missouri State University, Richards spent time as a special collections librarian at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg and a archivist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Springfield, Illinois.