Dick Vaughan joined the Law Library staff in 1990, bringing his broad experience to the technical services department. As the acquisitions and serials control librarian, he oversees both the financial and procedural aspects of the area.
Active in university and national committees, he has served on the Bloomington Library Faculty Council and has chaired the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Committee on Relations with Information Vendors (CRIV) as well as the AALL Price Index for Legal Publications Advisory Committee. Long active in the relationship between law libraries and legal publishers/vendors, he has twice served as editor of The CRIV Sheet newsletter.
Although he has written numerous articles on issues within law librarianship, his research centers on the life of George Bird Grinnell (1849-1938), American ethnologist, naturalist, writer, and newspaper editor. He is currently working on a biography of Grinnell. His most recent Grinnell related publication, "To the Ice: George Bird Grinnell's 1887 Ascent of Grinnell Glacier," can be found in the Journal of the West (v. 49 no.1).