Daniel H. Traister is Curator for Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania's Rare Book and Manuscript Library and Bibliographer for Literature in English. He provides reference service and acquires materials for the Rare Book and Manuscript Library and also selects English language materials for general circulation for Penn's main arts and humanities Library. He occasionally teaches classes in the Department of English. His area of specialization is the literature of the English Renaissance. He holds the BA, MA, and PhD in English literature, and an MS in Library Service and publishes in both fields.