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Librarian , poet

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

Born in Southern Ontario and educated at Trent University and the University of Toronto, in 1996 Whiteman was appointed director of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library at the University of California, Los Angeles, a position he held until 2010. Currently Whiteman lives in Toronto, Ontario, and contributes book reviews and essays regularly to publications such as TriQuarterly Online, Rattle, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • 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.

Interests

  • Other 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