David G. Dodd
email: david.g.dodd at gmail dot com
- November 2004 to present: City Librarian, San Rafael Public Library.
- January 2004 to November 2004: District Manager, Chief of Branches Office, San Francisco Public Library.
- June 2002 to January 2004: Administrative Librarian, Marin County Free Library.
- August 1999 to June 2002: Branch Manager, Civic Center Branch, Marin County Free Library.
- July 1997 to July 1998: Branch Manager, Aptos Library, Santa Cruz City-County Library System.
- July 1997 to June 1998: Research Associate, Music Dept., University of California, Santa Cruz.
- September 1994 to June 1997: Assistant Professor; Cataloger/Archivist, Library,
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
- March 1996-June 1996 : Adjunct Faculty, University of Denver School of Library and Information Services.
- July 1994 to September 1994: Contract Librarian, Denver Art Museum,
- August 1990 to March 1994: Librarian, Benicia Public Library, Benicia, California.
- August 1984 to August 1989: Reference Library Assistant, Fremont Main Library, Alameda County Library.
- February 1982 to August 1984: Jails Library Assistant, Extension Services, Alameda County Library.
- California Library Association, 1989-1994, 1997-
- CLA Assembly, 2006-2009
- Executive Committee, 2006-2008
- Conference Planning Committee, 2003-2004
- Roundtable: Services to Restricted & Disabled Persons, 2003-2004
- Intellectual Freedom Committee, 2002-2005 (chair, 2004-2005)
- Continuing Education Committee, 1997-2000
- Research and Publication Committee (co-chair, 1994, resigned)
- BayNet Libraries Executive Board, 2003-2004
- National Writers Union, 1997-1999.
- Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists, 1995-1997.
- Colorado Library Association, 1994-1996.
- American Library Association, 1989-
Research, Creative and other Scholarly Work
- Invited speaker, Unbroken Chain: The Grateful Dead in Music, Culture, and Memory. University of Massachusetts, Amherst. November 16-18, 2007.
- Demonstration project: K12searches.org, co-authored with Diana Spaulding, to provide custom Google searches for school assignments.
- Invited speaker, Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Assocation Annual Conference: "Between Baseball
and the Bible: The Chroniclers of the Grateful Dead"; February 10, 1996
- UCCS Summit Series Presentation: "Multimedia Publishing On the Internet: Making Your Creations." December 12, 1995.
- Local Project Coordinator, OCLC and U.S. Dept. of Education project: "Building a Catalog of Internet Resources." January, 1995-1997
- Created WWW resource for rock lyric annotation, Jan. 1995-
- Awarded UCCS Committee for Research and Creative Work Grant for the project: "Building a hypertext catalog for the Denver Art Museum Library"
- Columnist for the San Rafael/Terra Linda News Pointer (Monthly column, "Bookbeat"), 2006-
- Columnist for the Aptos Times (Monthly column, "Your Library"), 1997-1998.
- Reviewer of reference books for American Reference Books Annual.
- Reviewer of Internet resources for College and Research Libraries News. 1995-1996.
- Regular reviewer for Library Journal, 1991-2001.
- Regular contributor to Check It Out, a public radio program about libraries aired nationally. (Program suspended production, late 1994)
- Contributor of historical articles to The Campaign Courier, a
newsletter supporting a capital campaign fundraising effort to restore an historic church structure in Oakland, California.
- Editor and writer for student newsletter of the University of California at
Berkeley's School of Library and Information Studies, 1989-1990.
- Translation of Arno Holz's "Childhood Paradise" in The University of California Book of Romantic and Post-Romantic Poetry. University of California Press, 2008.
- "Turn the Words: Disprove a Maxim" in The Easiest Best Thing Is Be Kind, 2007.
- "The Annotated 'Ramble On Rose'" in Perspectives On The Dead: Critical Writings. Greenwood Press, 1999.
- Music chapter for diskette and web site: Every Student's Internet Resource Guide. Editor, Sara Amato. McGraw-Hill, 1995. Sold individually, and included in a number of McGraw-Hill publications, including Every Student's Guide to the Internet (Oct. 1995), and Every Student's Guide to the World Wide Web (Dec. 1995).
- "Grass-roots Cataloging on the World Wide Web: Food for Thought for Catalogers." LRTS, July 1996.
- "Seeing the Cosmos: the Novels of Richard Powers." Bloomsbury Review, March/April, 1996.
- "Requiem for the Discarded." Library Journal, May 15, 1996.
Published book reviews
- The Good German, by Joseph Kanon. LJ, 9/1/01
- Up In The Air, by Walter Kirn. LJ, 7/1/01
- The Rackets, by Thomas Kelly. LJ, 3/15/01
- The Constant Gardner, by John Le Carre. LJ, 12/00
- Blood and Guile, by William Hoffman. LJ, 10/15/00
- The Cave, by Tim Krabbe. LJ, 10/1/00
- The Diagnosis, by Alan Lightman. LJ, 9/15/00
- Plowing the Dark, by Richard Powers. LJ, 4/1/00
- The Gravity of Shadows, by David Ramus. LJ, 6/1/98
- Articles of Faith, by Robert Rodin. LJ, 6/1/98
- Tidewater Blood, by William Hoffman. LJ, 3/2/98
- Kissing the Beehive, by Jonathan Carroll, LJ, 1/98
- Cuba Libre, by Elmore Leonard, LJ 1/98
- The Rock Song Index, ARBA 1998
- Players, by Clay Reynolds. LJ, 5/15/97
- Pandaemonium, by Leslie Epstein. LJ, 4/15/97
- Joan Baez: A Bio-Bibliography, by Charles J. Fuss. American Reference Books Annual 1997.
- 1812, by David Nevin. LJ, 6/15/96.
- Billboard's Hottest 100 Hits, by Fred Bronson. American Reference Books Annual. 1997
- The Big Blowdown, by George Pelecanos. LJ, 5/1/96.
- Live at Five, by David Haynes. LJ, 4/1/96.
- The Story of Rock and Roll. American Reference Books Annual 96.
- Bundori, by Laura John Rowland. LJ, 2/1/96
- St. Famous, by Jonathan Dee. LJ, 1/96
- The Voyage, by Robert MacNeil. LJ, 10/15/95.
- RL's Dream, by Walter Mosley. LJ, 9/15/95
- The Weight of Love, by John Herman. LJ, 5/15/95
- Holly, by Albert French. LJ, 4/15/95
- The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge, by Joe Starita. LJ, 3/15/95.
- Bless Me, Father, by Mark Kriegel. LJ, 2/1/95.
- The Paperboy, by Pete Dexter. LJ, Jan. 1995
- Red the Fiend, by Gilbert Sorrentino. LJ, 11/1/94.
- Isla Grande, by Richard Hughes. The Bloomsbury Review, Nov/Dec 1994.
- Scorched Earth, by Stuart Stevens. LJ, 10/1/94
- Halo, by John Loveday. LJ, 9/1/94.
- Need, by Lawrence David. LJ, 8/94.
- House Work, by Kristina McGrath. LJ, 7/94.
- Too Easy, by Bruce D. Price. LJ, 6/15/94.
- To the White Sea, by James Dickey. LJ, 8/93.
- Streets of Laredo, by Larry McMurtry. LJ, 7/93.
- Spidertown: a Novel, by Abraham Rodriguez. LJ, 4/15/93.
- Among the Dead, by Michael Tolkin. LJ, 3/15/93.
- King of Cards, by Robert Ward. LJ, 3/15/93.
- Ordinary Miracles: Life in a Small Church, by Nick Taylor. LJ, 3/1/93.
- Trial by Water: a Novel, by George Cuomo. LJ, 1/93.
- Hello Down There: a Novel, by Michael Parker. LJ, 12/92.
- Winter Eyes: a Novel About Secrets, by Lev Raphael. LJ, 10/15/92.
- Eldorado in East Harlem, by Victor Rodriguez. LJ, 9/1/92.
- Sweetheart, by Peter McGehee. LJ, 6/1/92.
- Little Follies, by Eric Kraft. San Francisco Chronicle Review, March 15, 1992.
- Drumming at the Edge of Magic: A Journey Into the Spirit of Percussion, by Mickey Hart. Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association [NOTES], September 1991, p. 106.
- California's Musical Wealth: Sources for the Study of Music in California, ed. Stephen M. Fry. NOTES, September, 1991, p. 120.
- The Killing of the Saints, by Alex Abella. LJ., 9/91.
- The Gold Bug Variations, by Richard Powers. San Francisco Chronicle Review, September 1, 1991.
- Radio Waves: Life and Revolution on the FM Dial, by Jim Ladd. LJ, 6/16/91.
- Three titles in one review:
- DeadBase IV: The Complete Guide to Grateful Dead Song Lists, by John W. Scott et al.;
- Box of Rain, by Robert Hunter;
- The Grateful Dead Family Album, by Jerilyn Lee Brandelius. NOTES, June, 1991, p. 1166.
- The Folk Music Sourcebook, by Larry Sandberg & Dick Weissman. NOTES, March, 1991, p. 790.
- The Perez Family, by Christine Bell. San Francisco Chronicle Review, December 9, 1990.
- The Blues: A Bibliographic Guide, by Mary Hart, et al. NOTES, December, 1990, p. 387.
- The Great Song Thesaurus, 2nd ed., by Roger Lax and Frederick Smith. NOTES, December, 1990, p. 389.
- Two titles in one review:
- The Traditional Music of Britain and Ireland, by James Porter;
- Folk Music: A Selected Discography, ed. by Deborah L. Schaeffer. NOTES, December, 1990, p. 391.
- Old Soldiers, by Vance Bourjaily. San Francisco Chronicle Review, October 21, 1990.
Interests and hobbies
- Music: play piano, banjo, and pennywhistle. Former member of Coyote (modified bluegrass), The Precarious Vision Band (folk), and Buffalo Roam (Rock n Roll).
- Collecting: Postcards (libraries, Unitarian Universalist Churches, Mt. Shasta, and California poppies); Missionary Cross-Stitch embroidery.
- Member, Board of Directors, Community Media Center of Marin. 2007-
- Volunteer with Rebuilding Together, Petaluma, 2000-2002
- Member and 2004-2005 President of Board of Directors, Unitarian Universalists of Petaluma.
- Member, Board of Directors, Arts Benicia, 1990-1993. Editor, Arts Benicia Communique, 1992-1993.
- Former member and President, Board of Trustees, First Unitarian Church of Oakland.
Last revised: October, 2007