Rick Anderson is Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources and Collections at
the University of Utah’s Marriott Library. He earned his B.S. and M.L.I.S.
degrees at Brigham Young University, and has worked previously as a
bibliographer for YBP, Inc., as Head Acquisitions Librarian for the University
of North Carolina, Greensboro and as Director of Resource Acquisition at the
University of Nevada, Reno.
He serves on numerous editorial and advisory boards and is a regular
contributor to the Scholarly Kitchen blog, as well as writing an
occasional op-ed column for Against the Grain titled “In My Humble (But
Correct) Opinion.” His book, Buying and Contracting for Resources and
Services: A How-to-Do-It Manual for Librarians, was published in 2004 by
In 2005, Rick was identified by Library Journal as a “Mover &
Shaker” – one of the “50 people shaping the future of libraries.” In 2008 he
was elected president of the North American Serials Interest Group, and he was
named an ARL Research Library Leadership Fellow for 2009-10. He is a popular
speaker on subjects related to the future of scholarly communication and
information services in higher education.