Richard Papik has been a university teacher since 1994. Since October 2002 until February 2012 he was director of the Institute of Information Studies and Librarianship, Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic. Until 1994 he has worked in the information practice of scientific, technical, and economic information. Professionally he is specialized in dialogue information systems and searching methods. He has also been involved in research projects in academic and commercial practice, currently in 4 ongoing projects, in 2 of them as the main researcher.