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Joseph Andrew McDonald

Joseph Andrew McDonald, American information services director, consultant, writer. Research grantee Drexel University, Philadelphia, 1980-1981, Council on Library. Resources, Washington, 1985-1989, Pennsylvania History and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, 1987-1989.

Background

  • McDonald, Joseph Andrew was born on July 10, 1942 in Buenos Aires. Came to the United States, 1955. Son of Joseph Andrew and Vera Ruth (Brown) McDonald.

  • Education

    • AB, Eastern College, 1963. Master of Science, Drexel University, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, Drexel University, 1987.

    Career

    • Assistant director libraries Stockton State College, Pomona, New Jersey, 1972-1975. Education materials administrator Triton College, River Grove, Illinois, 1975-1977. Library, assistant director university libraries State University of New York, Albany, 1978-1980.

      Director university libraries Long Island University, Brooklyn, 1981-1985. Director library services Holy Family College, Philadelphia, 1985-1989. Director university libraries Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, 1989-1992.

      Vice president information services Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa, 1992-1993. Independent consultant, author St. Louis, 1994-1997. Director library Fontbonne College, 1997-1998.

      Head information & learning services Benedictine College, Atchison, Kansas, since 1998. Researcher Pennsylvania History and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, 1971-1989. Consultant, college visitor Middle States Association, Philadelphia, 1989-1992.

      Consultant City of Thousand Oaks, California, 1991, Impact Technologies, St. Louis, since 1995.

    Works

    • Author: Public Library Architecture, 1967, Academic Libraries, 1994. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Consultant League of Women Voters, Harrisburg, 1967-1970. President PTO, Vineland, New Jersey, 1973-1974. Member, WEB site advisory committee Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, since 1997.

    Member American Library Association (buildings for college and university libraries committee 1979-1981), Catholic Library. Association (board directors, finance committee 1987-1989), Tri-State Library. Cooperative (board directors 1985-1989), Consortium for Health Information (board directors 1985-1989), Academy Libraries Brooklyn (board directors 1981-1985).

    Personality

    Interests

    Sailing, hiking, music, painting.

    Connections

    • Married Julianna Sue Adams, October 11, 1962 (div. November 1995); children: J. Andrew, Timothy Robert, Jonathan David. Married Kathryn Jean Baehr, December 9, 1995.

      Children: Gabriel Joseph, William Joseph, Peter Joseph.
    • father: Joseph Andrew McDonald
    • mother: Vera Ruth (Brown) McDonald
    • spouses: Julianna Sue Adams
    • Kathryn Jean Baehr
    • children: J. Andrew McDonald
    • Timothy Robert McDonald
    • Jonathan David McDonald
    • Gabriel Joseph McDonald
    • William Joseph McDonald
    • Peter Joseph McDonald
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    Born July 10, 1942
    (age 74)
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    • 1963
      Eastern College
    • 1966
      Drexel University
    • 1987
      Drexel University
    • 1972 - 1975
      Assistant, director libraries Stockton State College
      Pomona, California, United States
    • 1975 - 1977
      education materials administrator, Triton College
      River Grove, Illinois, United States
    • 1981 - 1985
      director, university libraries Long Island University
      Brooklyn, New York, United States
    • 1985 - 1989
      director, library services Holy Family College
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1989 - 1992
      director, university libraries Pepperdine University
      Malibu, California, United States
    • 1992 - 1993
      vice president, information services Dordt College
      Sioux Center, Iowa, United States
    • 1994 - 1997
      independent consultant, St. Louis
    • 1994 - 1997
      author, St. Louis
    • 1997 - 1998
      director, library Fontbonne College
    • 1998
      head, information & learning services Benedictine College
      Atchison, Kansas, United States
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