David Richards - Interim Director, Margaret Chase Smith Library, The University of Maine

David Richards joined the Margaret Chase Smith Library staff as assistant director in 1996 and became interim director in 2012.

Prior to his appointment at the library, David served as executive secretary of the Androscoggin Historical Society in Auburn, Maine, and curator of collections at the United Society of Shakers in New Gloucester, Maine. David earned his B.A. in History from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, his M.A. in New England Studies from the University of Southern Maine, and his Ph.D. in History from the University of New Hampshire. He is the author of Poland Spring: A Tale of the Gilded Age