Richard Alan Edwards, Librarian
Program Manager 
Technical Services 
Washington State Library 
PO Box 42460 
Olympia, WA 98504-2460 
7011-A Gaston Lane SW 
Tumwater, WA 98501 


Resume available in Acrobat .PDF format for printing.


Master of Librarianship degree from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA granted in 1989 with a grade point average of 3.81 and membership in the international library honor society, Beta Phi Mu. Main areas of study were library technology and library management


Program Manager, Technical Services at the Washington State Library, A Division of the Office of the Secretary of State, Olympia, WA from July 2002 to present. 
   I manage a $2,000,000 biennial budget and supervise 14 FTE in three departments (Cataloging, Acquisitions, and Database Maintenance). I serve on the Library Cabinet and advise the State Librarian. I am also the webmaster for our web library catalogs

    Innovative Coordinator at the Washington State Library, Olympia, WA from August 2001 to June 2002. 
      Principal Library Information Specialist coordinating the State Library and its branches use of the Innovative Interfaces, Inc. library automation system in a consortium with the Cooperating Libraries In Olympia (CLIO) including redesigning our online catalog as well as providing Innovative training. 

    Reference Librarian/Systems Librarian at Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK from March 2001 to July 2001. 
       Faculty Reference Librarian.  I continued my work in Instructional Technology, Information Literacy and web design. I was also the Systems Librarian, responsible for a VTLS library system running in UNIX using an ORACLE database. 

    Instructional Technology Librarian at The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA from October 1999 to March 2001. 
       I served as an automation project Librarian and Library web master as well as working directly with the faculty as the campus WebCT trainer and designer and a Consultant for faculty in general using a wide variety of technological tools to further the goal of Information Literacy.   As a member of the team teaching our summer Instructional Technology Institute for faculty, I did workshops on a number of tools and methods, including WebCT, Web page design and construction, ReSearching on the Web, Copyright, and Digital Library Resources

    Director, Instructional Technology Project at The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA from October 1998 to September 1999. 
       This was a limited, one year campus project to jump start the use of Instructional Technologies at Evergreen and to assess useful directions. Duties included researching, developing, and disseminating various Instructional Technologies to the faculty and students in pursuit of integrating Information Literacy into teaching. 

    Head of Circulation at The Evergreen State College Library, Olympia, WA from December 1993 to September 1998. 
       Duties include hiring/training/supervising 15-20 part time student employees and 5.5 FTE staff. Managing the daily and long term operation of and planning for the Circulation department, including use of the DYNIX (1989-1996) and Innovative (1996-) automation systems and overseeing a budget of $200,000. Also was the webmaster of the Library's web site. 

    Reference Librarian at The Evergreen State College Library, Olympia, WA from January 1989 to December 1991. 
       Duties include providing full academic reference service in varied fields, including bibliographic instruction, searching CD-ROM and online computer systems, participating in reference and automation meetings, and being the Selector for Science Fiction/Fantasy, Computers, and History. This position was part time 1/89-6/90 and was half time 9/90-6/91 and full time 9/91 to 12/91. 

    Library Supervisor A in Circulation at The Evergreen State College Library, Olympia, WA from August 1985 to December 1993. 
       Duties include hiring/training/supervising 12 or more student library assistants, producing statistical reports, writing circulation and automation manuals, performing billing and other technical operations, serving on committees, and working with ALIS (1982-1989) and DYNIX (1989-1996) automated systems. 

    Library Technician III in Technical Services at The Evergreen State College Library, Olympia, WA from November 1983 to August 1985
       Duties included tagging and inputting catalog records on the WLN system, processing new book and non-print materials, ordering products, leading one work study student aide, updating Cataloging In Publication records, and other technical duties. 

    Library Technician II in Technical Services at The Evergreen State College Library, Olympia, WA from September 1978 to November 1983
       Duties included updating Cataloging In Publication records, searching on the WLN database, matching cataloging to materials received, leading one work study student aide. 

    Library Technician I in the Serial Records and Acquisitions departments of the Science & Engineering Library at Washington State University, Pullman, WA from June 1977 to August 1978
       Duties included checking periodicals in Kardex, processing periodicals, preparing periodicals for binding, routing acquisition information to librarians, preparing acquisition orders, processing government documents



American Library Association(ALA). Member. 
Special Libraries Association (SLA). Member. 
Beta Phi Mu Professional Librarian Honor Society. Member. 
Northwest Innovative User's Group. Steering Committee member. 
Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). Past member. I have been a member of the Distance Learning, Instruction and College Libraries Sections. 
EDUCAUSE. I was a Participating Representative for The Evergreen State College. 
Recent Professional Conferences & Meetings:  
Innovative User's Group, Boston, MA 2004 
NorthWest Innovative User's Group Meeting, Portland, OR 2003 (Steering Committee) 
Innovative User's Group Annual Meeting, San Jose, CA 2003 
NorthWest Innovative User's Group Meeting, Portland, OR 2002 ((Steering Committee, Facilitator for Cataloging forum) 
Innovative User's Group, Houston, TX 2002 
NorthWest Innovative User's Group Meeting, Portland, OR 2001 
Teaching Well Using Technology. Notre Dame, IN 2001 
Internet Librarian 2000 Monterey, CA 
eBook 2000 Seattle, WA 
Information Literacy Assessment Group Meeting. Ellensburg, WA. 2000. 
Internet Librarian 1999 San Diego, CA 
EDUCAUSE 1999 Long Beach, CA (Convener for "Enhancing Course Content: Students and Alumni Involved in Web Development and Teaching.") 
Northwest Innovative User's Group Meeting 1999 Portland, OR (Steering Committee) 
Information Resources for the 21st Century 1999 Portland, OR 
OCLC/WLN 1999 Library Directors Conference Seattle, WA 
WebCT First Annual Conference, 1999 Vancouver, BC 
Online Northwest 1999 Portland, OR 
Recent Training & Workshops: 
WSL List Management, 2004 (Instructor) 
WSL Innovative Web Fund Reports, 2004 (Instructor) 
WSL Innovative MyMillennium Staff Catalog, 2004 (Instructor) 
WSL Millennium Cataloging, 2003 (Instructor) 
Deferred Compensation Program (WA DCP) 1/22/2003 
OFM Approved Contract Training, 1/7/2003 
OCLC  Cataloging with Connexion 11/13/02 
"Stress and Fear in Uncertain Times" (EAS) 9/26/2002 
Entry Management Development Core Program-Phase II (DOP) 9/2002 
New Horizons  Dreamweaver MX - Level 1  8/29/2002 
Family Medical Leave Act training (OSOS) 8/26/2002 
Entry Management Development Core Program-Phase I (DOP) 8/2002 
OCLC  CatME Training 12/6/01 
Training in UNIX, ORACLE, and VTLS. Blacksburg, VA 3/2001. 
Planned Conferences & Meetings: 
NorthWest Innovative User's Group Meeting Portland, OR 2004 (Steering Committee) 
Internet Librarian Monterey, CA 2004 
Special Libraries Association Toronto, ON, Canada 2005


     Communication is the beginning and end of all projects. To aid in my communications skills, I have participated in workshops in consensus training, communication styles, cultural diversity, and management. I have done television, radio, and newspaper interviews as well as being a published author

     Instructional  & Library Technology 

    Web Sites. 
     I have been a webmaster since the mid-1990s. I use Dreamweaver, Netscape Composer, Photoshop, and Fireworks for my main web and image tools. I also write HTML code and a little javascript. The main sites I currently am webmaster for include:       Library Projects 
  • Retrospective Conversion [WLN, OCLC, ALIS, DYNIX, INNOVATIVE]
  • Library system to Fiscal system data transfer [B&T Title Source II, Innovative, Winnebago]
  • Shelf Reading program [Excel]
  • Inventory and Statistics
  • Automation Troubleshooting
  • Processing Outsourcing [Baker & Taylor CLS]


     I am the Director, Web Master and Librarian for The Ella Wheeler Wilcox Society. I organize our non-profit organization and projects to preserve her work, purchase items for our library, design and maintain the Society web site, and moderate the Society's emailing discussion list. 
     For many years (1991-1994, 1997-1998) I was on the Super Saturday Committee at The Evergreen State College which was responsible for hosting an annual local community arts fair. I was in charge of the Medieval Fair portion in addition to general committee duties. 
     I have held various offices with the Olympia Simulation Gaming Association (OSGA) since 1978 (including President and Editor of their newsletter). As part of that organization I have done newspaper interviews and organized tournaments and auctions. 
     I have also held most offices in my local branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) since 1981 including Seneschal (President) of the Olympia area branch and editor of their newsletter, as well as regional offices including responsibility for all publications in the Northwest region including a monthly newsletter with a circulation of 1600. 
     I have also been the Webmaster for our Unitarian Universalist Church of Tahlequah. I've registered our domain name, manage our emailing list, and done our web design work. I have also participated in many church activities including two of our musical groups, our Bell Choir and our Irish music group, Celtic Traditions. 


  • The Ella Wheeler Wilcox Society Newsletter (2000-    ) Editor & Contributor.
  • The Ella Wheeler Wilcox Bibliography. Olympia, WA: The Ella Wheeler Wilcox Society, 1997-2000.  A web bibliography:
  • Mid-Knight Today Olympia, WA: House Arkeep Press, 1999. 
  • A Long Knight's Journey into Day. Olympia, WA: House Arkeep Press, 1996. 
  • The Errant Knight. Olympia, WA: House Arkeep Press, 1995. 
  • Towns of the Outlands by Richard A. Edwards, Wes M. Divin, and Russell Young. San Diego: Midkemia Press, 1981.
  • A full bibliography is available. 
Poems published in various books and periodicals including Facets of Knighthood by Outlaw Press, 1996; Slightly West, the literary journal of The Evergreen State College; Renaissance Magazine; and other various poems and articles in newsletters of the Society for Creative Anachronism. 

Many various articles and reviews for the following magazines and newsletters, mostly on the subject of gaming, medieval recreation or genealogical research: "The Space Gamer", "NEXUS", "The Chalice", "The Crier" and "The Looking Glass". 


Bill Bruner 
Member of the Faculty 
(Previously Dean of Library Services) 
Evergreen State College 
Olympia, WA 98505 

Steve Metcalf 
Co-operating Libraries In Olympia (CLIO) 
L 2300 
Evergreen State College 
Olympia, WA 98505 
(360) 867-6260 

Lee Lyttle 
Dean of Library Services 
Evergreen State College 
Olympia, WA 98505 
(360)866-6000 ext 6678