Frances Rice

Associate Professor; Director of Information Systems & Digital Access

Full-Time Faculty


Email: Frances Rice
Phone: 937-229-3551

Roesch Library 234


Fran ensures the online public catalog, database access, and public computers are available for research. She also oversees eCommons, the university's institutional repository, and the digitization of the university's rare and unique materials housed in University Archives, U.S. Catholic Special Collections, and the Marian Library. 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

  • Damasco, I.T., Rice, F. and Wu, S.K. (2013). Managing Digital Projects. In J.D. Monson, (Ed.). Jump start your career as a digital librarian: A LITA guide (pp. 109-126). Chicago, IL: ALA Techsource.
  • Escobar, Hector; Gauder, Heidi, and Frances Rice. “Change by numbers: Using data to assess and transform library service environments.” Catholic Library World, 83(1), 2012.
  • Rice, F. (2011). Biennial conference of the Association of College & Research Libraries National Conference, "Going 3 D," Association of College & Research Libraries, Philadelphia, PA.
  • 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.