Frances Rice

Contact Information

  • Email: Frances Rice
  • Phone: 937-229-3551
  • Location: Roesch Library 232

Frances Rice

Associate Professor; Director of Information Systems & 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

  • 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.