University Libraries.

Richard (Dick) Irving

Subject librarian for Criminal Justice, Political Science,
Public Administration & Policy, and Law


Dick Irving has been a bibliographer at the Dewey Graduate Library since 1982. From 1979 to 1982, he was a Reference Librarian at the Dewey Graduate Library. Mr. Irving previously worked as a librarian at the Attica Correctional Facility; he was the first accredited librarian to be employed as a librarian at a NYS correctional facility. Mr. Irving has a B.A. from Colgate University, an M.L.S. from State University College at Geneseo, and a M.A. from the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany.

Dick is responsible for managing the criminal justice, political science, public administration, public policy, and Dewey law collections, and serving as the University Libraries' liaison with the Departments of Criminal Justice, Political Science and Public Administration & Policy. He also serves as a Reference Librarian at the Dewey Library and conducts instructional sessions regarding the use of library and Internet resources.

He has authored or co-authored many academic journal articles including most recently: Journals Supporting Terrorism Research: Identification and Investigation into their Impact on the Social Sciences (scheduled for publication Jan., 2013 and available as a preprint). 

His other publications include: 

Irving, Richard D. Review of Locked out : felon disenfranchisement and American democracy , by Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen. Criminal Law Bulletin 43(2) 292-293, March/April 2007.

Irving, Richard D.; LaFond, Deborah M; Van Ullen, Mary K. "Diversity in Collection Development: Comparing Access Strategies to Alternative Press Periodicals." College and Research Libraries 61(2) 136-44, March 2000.

Acker, James R. and Richard Irving. Basic Legal Research for Criminal Justice and the Social Sciences. Gaithersburg, Maryland: Aspen Publishers Inc., 1998.