Jim Rich, Reference Librarian

Reference Librarian

Courses Taught

  • Legal Research


  • BA, cum laude, Villanova University
  • JD, cum laude, University of Las Vegas
  • MLIS, University of Missouri


Jim Rich is a Reference Librarian at the William M. Rains Law Library. He provides research and reference assistance to law faculty and students and teaches first-year legal research. 

Jim holds a Master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Missouri. From 2015 to 2018, he was a student at the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, graduating cum laude with dual concentrations in Workplace Law and Dispute Resolution. For five academic terms during law school, Jim worked as a library research assistant. After graduation, he joined the UNLV Law Library full time, first as a research fellow and later as a research librarian and assistant professor.  

Jim holds a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Villanova University in Pennsylvania. From 1993 to 2005, he served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserve and from 2005 to 2015 as a public affairs officer with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He is the proud father of teenage girl and is a member of the American Library Association and the American Association of Law Libraries.