“David Seaman balances Syracuse University Libraries and his second stint as Dean of iSchool”

Of The Daily Orange:

David Seaman (Image: SU School of Information Studies)

During his seven years in office, David Seaman always served as Dean of Libraries at Syracuse University, with an occasional stint as Acting Dean of the School of Information Studies.

Seaman, who has served as dean of libraries since 2015, first assumed the role of acting dean in 2019 after former dean Liz Liddy left the post. Seaman fills the role again after Raj Dewanwho took over in 2020, take a step down last May.

As he returns to the position, Seaman said he relies heavily on his connections at iSchool to prepare for success on the job.


Gretchen Ritter, SU vice chancellor and provost, said Seaman is uniquely qualified to serve as the iSchool’s acting dean. Prior to joining SU, Seaman held leadership positions at the University of Virginia and Dartmouth College Libraries, as well as at Federation of Digital Librarieswhich manages digital documents from different universities and libraries, including SU.

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Gary Price (gprice@gmail.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant and frequent speaker based in the Washington DC metro area. He received his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards, including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program Alumnus of the Year. From 2006 to 2009, he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy that supports enterprise product and business model teams with just-in-time fact finding and insight.