Richard Murray

Catalog Librarian for Spanish & Portuguese Languages and Rare Books

Smith Warehouse - Bay 10
Box 90188
Durham, NC  27708-0188
Phone: +1-919-660-5857
Fax: +1 919 684 2978
I catalog books and other monographic materials in Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Galician, and related languages. I create and enhance bibliographic records in the global database WorldCat as well as in Duke's library catalog to ensure access to our rich collections of Latin American and Iberian materials by local users and researchers around the world. I also catalog rare books belonging to the Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library; my current project involves describing and providing access to thousands of Spanish c├ędulas, royal writs and decrees issued by the kings of Spain in the 18th and early 19th centuries, most of which are unavailable in any library outside Spain. Before coming to Duke in 2002, I worked as a Latin American and Iberian resources cataloger at Vanderbilt University and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My research and writing interests focus on career development for librarians and other information professionals; I'm the co-author of 2012's What Do Employers Want?: A Guide for Library Science Students and co-editor of 2007's A Day in the Life: Career Options in Library and Information Science. I'm a native of Raleigh and earned my BA in International Studies and MS in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.