Dick has served as Associate University Librarian for Departmental Libraries since February 2019. He is responsible for administering the libraries serving professional schools and specific subject areas. These include the BIomedical Library, Chemistry Library, Dental Library, Fine Arts Library, Lippincott Library, Math/Physics/Astronomy Library, Museum Library, Music Library, and Veterinary Library.
Leading up to his appointment as AUL for Departmental Libraries, he was AUL for Collections and Liaison Services from 2016 to 2018. Before that, he was head of the Otto E. Albrecht Music Library and the Eugene Ormandy Music and Media Center for eleven years. Dick is trained as a musician and has played the recorder in the Penn Baroque and Recorder Ensemble since 2004. He is coauthor of The Recorder: A Research and Information Guide, which won the Music Library Association's 2014 Duckles Award for the best book-length bibliography or other research tool in music.
During his years at Penn, Dick has led a number of strategic projects for the Penn Libraries. From 2006 until 2008, he was project leader for ScholarlyCommons@Penn—the University of Pennsylvania's institutional repository; he was interim coordinator for humanities collections from 2008 to 2009; and from 2010 until 2014, he was co-team leader of the project that developed the new Franklin catalog. He currently chairs the Libraries' Discovery Team.