Frances Rice

Contact Information

  • Email: Frances Rice
  • Phone: 937-229-3551
  • Location: Roesch Library 204G

Frances Rice

Director, Information Systems and Digital Access

  • Full-Time Faculty


Fran ensures the online public catalog, database access, Digital@UDayton and public computers are available for research. She is the library liaison to the Computer Science Department.


  • B.A., University of Dayton
  • M.B.A., University of Dayton
  • M.L.S., Kent State University

Professional Activities

  • American Library Association
  • Library and Information Technology Association

Research Interests

Emerging technologies in libraries and computer literacy

Selected Publications

Rice, Frances E. “Web Content Management Systems,” in More Technology for the Rest of Us: A second primer for the non-IT librarian ed. N. D. Courtney (Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited, 2010) 67-80.

Rice, Frances E. “Glossary,” in Technology for the Rest of Us: A Primer on Computer Technologies for the Low-Tech Librarian, ed. N.D. Courtney (Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited, 2005) 165-177.

Rice, Frances E.“Technology Trends and Their Impact on Library Services”. Catholic Library World, 74(4) (2004), 249-252.