Jason W. Dean is Vice President for Special Collections at the Linda Hall Library, the world’s foremost independent research library devoted to science, engineering, and technology. His undergraduate degree in history is from Hardin-Simmons University, and his MS LIS is from Syracuse University. Jason has also completed coursework at Rare Book School at the University of Virginia.
Prior to coming to Linda Hall Library, Jason was Director of Special Collections & Archives at Southwestern University. He has previously held positions at the University of Arkansas and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
His areas of research interest include special collections administration, American color printing, the work of Carl Hertzog, the life and work of S. Fred Prince, and metadata for rare books and special collections.
Jason is a member of the Grolier Club, and a past IMLS-RBS fellow. He is active in several professional organizations related to history, rare books, and archives.