My name is Jason W. Dean and I am currently the Cataloger & Technical Services Librarian at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. I earned my MSLIS from Syracuse University. My undergraduate degree is from Hardin-Simmons University. I am also a member of the American Library Association, as well as the Art Libraries Society of North America. For more details about my skills, education, and work experience, please visit my online CV:
My interests outside of work are varied. I am very passionate about photography, not only the taking of images and the technical aspects but the philosophical and social implications of photography as well. For examples of my work, you may access my flickr photostream here. I love to read, and I think I might qualify as a bit of a bibliomaniac. I subscribe to The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and GOOD Magazine. (To be fair, I also sneak reading Jen’s Dwell Magazines in there.) I used to teach history to high school students and I am still passionate about both history and education – both in and out of the classroom. I love visiting and reading about museums – specifically the Amon Carter Museum, Kimbell Art Museum, National Gallery of Art, and the Morgan. I am fascinated by what these museums represent and share with society. I’ve been an Apple user for about thirteen years and have a difficult time not succumbing to the lure of their new products (see new iPhone post). Finally, I love cats, thanks to my wife. We keep one in our home. His name is Cosby.