David Hirsch

Region of Interest

Middle East

Primary Country of Residence

United States of America


Librarian for Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies





Mailing Address

Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575

Phone/Fax Number(s)

Office: +13108252930
Fax: +13108253777
efax: +17073137712

Countries of Specialization

Arab World, Iran, Turkey
South Asia
Central Asia


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (1975-1980)
B.A. May 1980; concentration in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures.

University of Chicago (1984-1986)
MA and MLS received 1990
Dual Master's Degree Program in Middle East Studies and Library Science.


Hirsch, David G., Libraries in the United Arab Emirates. Chapter in book: Libraries in the Early 21st Century: An International Perspective. Berlin/Munich: De Gruyter Saur, 2012

Hirsch, David G., “From Parchment to Pixels: Middle Eastern Collection Development in American Libraries.” In Building Area Studies Collections. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2007.

Hirsch, David G., et al. “Center for Research Libraries Middle East Political Website Archiving Pilot Project.” MELA NOTES no. 78 (2005) p. 19-28.

Hirsch, David G., “Posjeta Gazi Husrev-Begovoj Biblioteci U Sarajevu Od 07-18 Juna 2004. Godine,” Anali Gazi Husrev-begove Biblioteke, 2004/2005, p. 359-364.

Hirsch, David G., “Visit to the Gazi Husrev Beg Library in Sarajevo, June 7-18, 2004”, Anali Gazi Husrev-begove Biblioteke, XXIII-XXIV, 2004/2005, p. 353-358.