Sidney Berger's Ph.D. is from the University of Iowa (1971) in Medieval
Literature and Bibliography. He has been a professor since then, while
earning a M.S. in Library and Information Science at the University of
Illinois at Urbana/Champaign in 1987. He has been Curator of Printed Books
and then Curator of manuscripts at the American Antiquarian Society in
Worcester, Massachusetts (1987-90), and Head of Special Collections at
University of California, Riverside (1990-2000). He is presently Director
of the California Center for the Book, affiliated with the Library of
Congress as one of 45 such state centers promoting reading, writing, literacy,
book arts, and digital communication throughout the state. He teaches
a wide variety of classes, including The Preservation of Library Materials,
Preservation management, the History of the Book, and Bibliography. He
runs his own handpress, makes paper, casts type by hand, and publishes
extensively on literary and book arts topics.
This speaker will participate in the Archiving
Digital Culture panel.