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Jessica Holman Whitehead MacPhail, American librarian.


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


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.


  • Other Work

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


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).


  • Other Interests



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.

Elizabeth MacPhail

John Ernest MacPhail

Colin William Whitehead MacPhail

Sean Edward Whitehead MacPhail

Molly Dugan Whitehead MacPhail

Kevin Holman Whitehead MacPhail