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David Seaman

Dean of Libraries and University Librarian
Bird Library



David Seaman is Dean of Libraries and University Librarian at Syracuse University. He leads a talented library staff to deliver the services and collections necessary to drive 21st century research, teaching, and learning, and to provide innovative spaces for study, collaboration, and innovation. From May 2019 to January 2020, he was also Interim Dean of the School of Information Studies (iSchool). David comes to Syracuse after library leadership positions at Dartmouth College, The Digital Library Federation, and the University of Virginia. He has lectured and published extensively in the fields of humanities computing and digital libraries, and for many years taught at the University of Virginia’s Rare Book School.