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David Bruce Whiteman

David Bruce Whiteman, Canadian librarian, poet. Grantee, University California, Los Angeles Libraries Association, 1999, 2002-2003. Member of American Library Association, Society for History of Authorship, Reading, and Public, Bibliographical Society of America (grantee 1997), American Musicological Society, Zamorano Club, Grolier Club.

Background

  • Whiteman, David Bruce was born on June 18, 1952 in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Son of Ralph David and Marguerite June Whiteman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor with honors, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, 1975. Master of Arts, University Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1977. Master of Library Science, University Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1979.

    Career

    • Research collections library McMaster University Library., Hamilton, Canada, 1979—1988. Head department rare books and special collections McGill University Libraries, Montreal, Canada, 1988—1996. Head library William Andrews Clark Memorial Library., University of California at Los Angeles, since 1996.

    Works

    • Author: (poetry) Visible Stars: New and Selected Poems, 1996, The Invisible World Is in Decline, Books I-VI, 2006. Author, editor: exhibition catalogue The World From Here: Treasures of the Great Libraries of Los Angeles, 2002 (American Association Museums Design award, 2003).

    Membership

    Member of American Library Association, Society for History of Authorship, Reading, and Public, Bibliographical Society of America (grantee 1997), American Musicological Society, Zamorano Club, Grolier Club.

    Personality

    Interests

    Piano, book collecting.

    Connections

    • Married Deborah Emily Scharbach, August 31, 1973 (divorced). Children: Thera Emily, Jesse David. Life partner Kelly Jo Maynard.
    • father: Ralph David
    • mother: Marguerite June Whiteman
    • spouse: Deborah Emily Scharbach
    • children: Thera Emily Whiteman
    • Jesse David Whiteman
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    Born June 18, 1952
    (age 64)
    Nationality
    • 1975
      Trent University
    • 1977
      University Toronto
    • 1979
      University Toronto
    • 1979 - 1988
      Research collections library McMaster University Library
      Hamilton, Bermuda
    • 1988 - 1996
      head, department rare books and special collections McGill University Libraries
      Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Quebec, Canada
    • 1996
      head, library William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

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