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artist , librarian , writer

Joan Mansson was American librarian, writer, artist.


Mansson, Joan was born on June 9, 1950 in Sacramento. Daughter of Gunnar Emanuel Mansson and Signe Evy Jonsson.


Bachelor in Fine Arts, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, 1982. Master of Arts in Studio Art, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, 1983. Postgraduate, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, 1984.

Master of Library Science, Rutgers University, 1985.


Graduate assistant art department New Jersey City University, 1982—1984. Teaching assistant Rutgers Art Library., 1984-1985. Public services library Maitland Public Library., Florida, 1986—2006.

Research consultant Tradingwise, Casselberry, since 1989. Independent research consultant, since 1995. Freelance illustrator, since 2002.


  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include Maitland Public Library., 1999, 2001, 2003, W.T. Bland Public Library., 2000, Sunshine State Library.

      Leadership Institute, 2004-2005. Illustrator, designer: Patio Escapes: A Guide, 2003. Illustrator: Patio Escapes II, 2006.


Member of American Library Association, Maitland Chamber of Commerce, Central Florida Reads (steering committee 2003-2006), Central Florida Library. Consortium (continuing education committee), Florida Public Library. Association (speaker conference 1988), Florida Library.

Association (chair young adult network 1988-1992, steering committee 1994-1996, chair YA caucus 1996-1997, Transformers Honor Roll 1996).


Gunnar Emanuel Mansson

Signe Evy Jonsson