David Zeidberg

David S. Zeidberg is the former Avery Director of the Huntington Library. He was graduated summa cum laude from Windham College, Putney, Vermont. He holds a Masters in Medieval & Renaissance English Language & Literature, and a Masters in Library & Information Science, both from Syracuse University. He has served as a rare books librarian at Syracuse (1972-75), Curator of Special Collections at George Washington University (1975-1984), and Head of Special Collections at UCLA (1984-1996) before assuming his duties at the Huntington in March, 1996. He has written on topics such as teaching using primary resources, library security, and the future of special collections libraries in the age of technology. He has given lectures on the marketing of books in the 15th century and is working toward publishing these as a collection of essays. He was the editor of a collection of essays, Aldus Manutius and Renaissance Culture (Florence: Leo S. Olschki, 1998), and of The Huntington Library: Treasures from Ten Centuries (London: Scala, 2004).

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