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Jessica Holman Whitehead MacPhail

Jessica Holman Whitehead MacPhail, American librarian.


  • MacPhail, Jessica Holman Whitehead was born on November 29, 1951 in Mineola, New York, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Columbia College, Chicago, 1973. Master of Library Science, Rosary College, River Forest, Illinois, 1976.


    • Head technical services Winnetka (Illinois) Public Library. District, 1976—1980; director Ela Area Public Library. District, Lake Zurich, 1980—1987, Northwestern Regional Library.

      Systems, Elkin, North Carolina, 1987—1992, Pickaway County District Public Library., Circleville, Ohio, 1992—1999. City library Racine (Wisconsin) Public Library., since 1999. Chair technical services section Library.

      Administrators Conference Northern Illinois, 1980. Member executive board Illinois Online Computer Library. Center User's Group, 1982—1984.

      President resources and technical services section Illinois Library. Association, 1985—1986. Member executive board North Carolina Public Library.

      Directors Association, 1988—1989. Chair technical committee Ohio Public Library. Information Network, Columbus, 1994—1995.

      President Columbus Area Library and Information Council Ohio, 1997. Member editorial policy committee Dewey Decimal Systems.


    • Author: (book) Yesterday's Papers: A Bibliography of the Rolling Stones, 1976.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    President The Monday Club, Circleville, 1996—1997. Board member Circleville-Pickaway Chamber of Commerce, 1998—1999. Board directors Pickaway County Young Men’s Christian Association, 1997—1999.

    Member executive board Circleville Noon Rotary, 1997—1999. Vestry member St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Racine, 2001—2002, St. Philip's Church, Circleville, 1998—1999, Galloway Memorial Episcopal Church, Elkin, North Carolina, 1987. Member of American Library Association, Wisconsin Association Public Libraries, Wisconsin Library.

    Association, Downtown Rotary Club (Rotary Foundation board since 2001).





    • Daughter of Elizabeth Dugan Whitehead, Lewis Holman Whitehead, Suzanne Flynn Whitehead (Stepmother). Married John Ernest MacPhail. Children: Colin William Whitehead, Sean Edward Whitehead, Molly Dugan Whitehead, Kevin Holman Whitehead.
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    Born November 29, 1951
    (age 66)
    • 1973
      Columbia College
    • 1976
      Rosary College
    • 1976 - 1980
      Head, technical services Winnetka (Illinois) Public Library District
    • 1980 - 1987
      director, Ela Area Public Library District
      Lake Zurich, Illinois, United States
    • 1987 - 1992
      director, Ela Area Public Library District
      Elkin, North Carolina, United States
    • 1992 - 1999
      director, Ela Area Public Library District
      Circleville, Ohio, United States
    • 1999
      city library Racine (Wisconsin) Public Library