Joey Collard

Head of Library Technologies and Innovation

Contact information

5729 Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469-5766


Joey got his start in the United States Marine Corps, where he was involved in several areas of information technology planning, implementation, and administration.

After his service, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and TESOL as well as a K-12 ESOL teaching certificate. After moving to Maine, he earned an M.A. in History where he focused on the intersection of culture, media, technology, and play.

Now, he monitors best practices and trends in emerging technologies and proactively researches, recommends, develops, adapts, and implements technologically innovative solutions to enhance library services.

Always willing to hear new ideas, answer questions, and collaborate on innovative and forward-thinking projects, feel free to contact him anytime.


M.A. in History, 2022, University of Maine
B.A. in Linguistics, 2013, Stony Brook University



Collard, Joseph, “Prophets of Pong: How Newspapers Covered Video Games Between 1972 to 1976” (2022). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3590.