Gary Handman was the Public Services Coordinator at the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life in 2013-2016. His previous professional position was Director of the Media Resources Center, Moffitt Library, University of California Berkeley, one of the largest and most respected video collections in a U.S. academic library. Gary held this position for close to 35 years, until his retirement in 2012.
Gary has taught, spoken and published widely on topics related to media librarianship, visual literacy, and cultural studies. He is a founding member of the American Library Association Video Round Table, and currently serves as consultant and advisor for a number of national film and video festivals and organizations. In 2010 he received the UC Berkeley Library's Distinguished Librarian Award for his career contributions to the campus and the field of librarianship.