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library consultant

Francis Xavier Scannell, American library consultant. Recipient library service citation Michigan Constitutional Convention, 1961. Member library advisory committee School Librarianship Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, since 1968; delegate White House Conference on Libraries, 1979. Member Michigan Library Association, University Michigan Library Science Alumni Association (honorary).

Background

Scannell, Francis Xavier was born on December 15, 1917 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of William James and Helen Gertrude (Ahern) Scannell.

Education

Graduate, Roxbury Latin School, 1938. AB, Harvard, 1942; Bachelor of Science, Columbia, 1943.

Career

Reference librarian Boston Public Library, 1943-1946. General reference librarian Detroit Public Library, 1946-1948, assistant chief reference, 1948-1953. Head reader services Michigan State Library, Lansing, 1953-1965.

Reference librarian Michigan State University, 1965-1968, state librarian Michigan, 1968-1983. Library consultant, since 1983.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: pamphlet Michigan Novelists, 1964.

Membership

Member library advisory committee School Librarianship Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, since 1968. Delegate White House Conference on Libraries, 1979. Member Michigan Library Association, University Michigan Library Science Alumni Association (honorary).

Connections

Married Mary R. Donovan, December 28, 1946. Children: Chris, Joel, Elizabeth, Martha.

father:
William James Scannell

mother:
Helen Gertrude (Ahern) Scannell

spouse:
Mary R. Donovan

child:
Chris Scannell

child:
Joel Scannell

child:
Elizabeth Scannell

child:
Martha Scannell