Richard Hren

Richard Hren

  • Information Access and Library Systems Supervisor
Email Address:
Office location:
Hedberg Library 212


Rick handles the acquisition of print and electronic library resources, cataloging, and oversees the functionality of the electronic databases, including maintaining the knowledge-base and library catalog.


  • Master Degree Library and Information Science - UWM
  • Bachelor Degree History - UWM
  • Member, American Library Association
  • Member, Association of College and Research Libraries

Main responsibilities at Carthage

  • Acquisitions: Reviews all acquisition requests. Acquires all resources according to the policies and procedures of the collection development policy. Maintains subscriptions to resources. Monitors payment of invoices in OnBase.
  • Cataloging: Oversees the cataloging of all resources according to Library of Congress standards. Oversees the creation of bibliographic records for Reserve items. Supervises the physical processing of library materials.
  • Collection Management: Oversees the weeding and disposition of all print resources in the library collection. Evaluates donations. Evaluates existing and new resources.
  • Electronic Resources: Troubleshoot the functionality of electronic databases. Serves as administrative contact with database vendors. Resolves any proxy issues. Maintains and updates discovery service.
  • Integrated Library System: Serves as primary contact for ILS. Facilitates information to library staff users regarding updates. Maintains knowledge-base of electronic resources. Maintains bibliographic records and links in the system. Troubleshoot functionality of system. Creates staff user permissions.
  • Preservation: Selects print resources for preservation binding.
  • Serials: Supervises serials check-in, claiming, bindery, and subscriptions.
  • User assistance: Directly answers user technical questions.