Dr. Richard J. Moniz, Jr.

* Library management and instruction professional with more than twenty years of experience managing and directing library services, renovating libraries, teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level, and serving a lead role in the creation of general faculty development initiatives

* Extensive experience with publishing including six books authored or co-authored, two additional chapter contributions, and multiple articles 
* Two-time president and founder of the Metrolina Library Association Annual Library Conference

* Active participant in national professional organizations such as the American Library Association and Association of College & Research Libraries 

* Non-profit board and fundraising experience with Carolina Raptor Center, Charlotte Museum of History, and the Arts & Science Council

Richard Moniz, MA (History), MLIS, EdD served as Director of Library Services for Johnson & Wales University's North Miami campus from 1997 - 2004 and has been the Director of Library Services at Johnson & Wales University's Charlotte campus since 2004. He has taught undergraduate classes such as Introduction to Computer Science, Microcomputer Applications, World History from 1500 to Present, U.S. History to 1877 and American Government. Additionally, since 2006, he has served as an adjunct instructor for the MLIS program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. 

Dr. Moniz has published in numerous periodicals such as College & Undergraduate Libraries, North Carolina Libraries, Library Journal, Journal of Library Administration, Reference & User Services Quarterly, College & Research Libraries News and Library Leadership & Management. He is sole author of the textbook Practical and Effective Management of Libraries (2010), co-author of Fundamentals for the Academic Liaison (2014), co-author and co-editor of The Personal Librarian: Enhancing the Student Experience (2014), co-author of The Mindful Librarian (2016), co-author of Librarians and Instructional Designers: Innovation and Collaboration (2016), and co-author of the recently published book entitled The Dysfunctional Library: Challenges and Solutions to Workplace Relationships (2017). He also has a contributed chapter in Mid-Career Library & Information Professionals: A Leadership Primer (2011) and in Advances in Library Administration and Organization (2015 edition). He is actively engaged in the profession, most recently through facilitating and co-facilitating several workshops, talks, and keynote addresses associated with mindful librarianship.

He has held a number of committee and board responsibilities within ALA LLAMA, ACRL CLS, and Metrolina Library Association, as well as the boards of Carolina Raptor Center and The Charlotte Museum of History.

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