Dodd, David 1957-

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Dodd, David 1957-

(David G. Dodd)

PERSONAL:

Born February 14, 1957, in Livermore, CA; son of Frank Whitney (a mechanical engineer) and Suzanne (a mechanical engineer) Dodd; married Heather MacLeod, 1982 (divorced); married Diana Bentley Spaulding (a librarian), June 10, 1995; children: (second marriage) Rosemary Spaulding, Alexander David. Ethnicity: "White; of Norwegian descent primarily." Education: University of California, Davis, B.A., 1979; University of California, Berkeley, M.L.I.S., 1990. Politics: "Green." Religion: Unitarian-Universalist.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Petaluma, CA. Agent—Sandra Choron, March Tenth Inc., 4 Myrtle St. Haworth, NJ 07641. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, head of cataloging at Kraemer Family Library, 1994-97; Santa Cruz City County Library, Santa Cruz, CA, branch manager, 1997-98; Marin County Free Library, San Rafael, CA, senior librarian, branch manager, and administrative librarian, 1999-2004; San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA, district manager and chief of technical services, 2004; San Rafael Public Library, San Rafael, director, 2004—.

MEMBER:

American Library Association, California Library Association.

WRITINGS:

(With Robert Weiner) The Grateful Dead and the Deadheads: An Annotated Bibliography, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1997.

(Editor, with Diana Spaulding) The Grateful Dead Reader, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 2000.

(Editor, with Alan Trist, and author of annotations) The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics: The Collected Lyrics by Robert Hunter and John Barlow; Lyrics to All Original Songs, and Selected Traditional and Cover Songs, foreword by Robert Hunter, illustrated by Jim Carpenter, Free Press (New York, NY), 2005.

Contributor to books, including Perspectives on the Dead, edited by Robert Weiner, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1999. Contributor of articles and reviews to various periodicals, including Bloomsbury Review, Library Journal, and College and Research Libraries News.

SIDELIGHTS:

David Dodd once told CA: "I'm primarily a librarian, and secondarily a big fan of The Grateful Dead, and that has led me to combine my interests into the work I've done on the Web and in print. In the future, I hope to write more fiction."

More recently Dodd commented: "As a librarian I have the privilege of being allowed to be a generalist. I can be interested in everything, and I am! My three books center on the Grateful Dead, but as anyone who pokes around in The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics: The Collected Lyrics by Robert Hunter and John Barlow; Lyrics to All Original Songs, and Selected Traditional and Cover Songs will soon realize, the band and its lyrics serve as a springboard from which I can freely jump from subject to subject. I seek to explore ‘interconnectedness’: I believe that we are all connected and that separateness is an illusion. That's why my favorite writer is Richard Powers. He, too, is about connection."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

ONLINE

David Dodd Home Page,http://arts.ucsc.edu/gdead/agdl/david.html (March 7, 2007).