Randal S. Brandt is Head of Cataloging at The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining Bancroft in 2001, he held a variety of special collections cataloging positions on the Berkeley campus: Water Resources Center Archives (1994-2001); California Indian Library Collections, Hearst Museum of Anthropology (1992-1994); and, the California Maps Project (1991-1992).
He has been an active member of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College & Research Libraries since 2003, serving as Chair of the Bibliographic Standards Committee (2007-2009). He also served as one of the editors of Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Serials), published by the Library of Congress in 2008, and Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Cartographic), published by the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section in 2016.
Randal Brandt received a B.A. in English (1987) from California State University, Fresno and a M.L.I.S. (1990) from the University of California, Berkeley.
- Rare Book Cataloging : 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021