Bruce Whiteman was the Head Librarian at The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library at UCLA. Before coming to California in 1996, he was Head of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at McGill University in Montreal, after starting his professional career as the Research Collections Librarian at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He has taught descriptive bibliography in the library schools of both McGill University and UCLA, as well as at the University of Iowa.
Bruce Whiteman’s research interests include forgery, bibliography, the history of collecting, and printing and publishing history. He has published books on the history of publishing in Quebec, the Canadian artist J.E.H. MacDonald, and the Canadian poet Raymond Souster. His descriptive bibliography of Raymond Souster was published in 1984. He edited The Letters of John Sutherland 1942-1956, and was the co-editor of the catalogue for a major inter-institutional exhibition in Los Angles, The World from Here: Treasures of the Great Libraries of Los Angeles. He is also a published poet, and two collections have been appeared recently: Intimate Letters (2014) and Tablature (2015).
- Book Collecting: History & Techniques : 2008
- Book Collecting for Private and Institutional Collections: 2014
- Descriptive Bibliography: 2009 – 2012, 2014
- Rare Books for Archivists And Scholars : 2013