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Jordan Michael Scepanski, American librarian, administrator. Recipient K.G. Saur award College and Research Libraries publication, 1988; senior fellow University of California at Los Angeles, 1983; faculty/librarian cooperative research grantee Council on Library Resources, 1983.


Scepanski, Jordan Michael was born on November 21, 1942 in Yonkers, New York, United States. Son of Michael James and Margaret (Witko) Scepanski.


Bachelor of Science, Manhattan College, 1964. MLn, Emory University, 1967. Postgraduate, University North Carolina, Charlotte, 1977.

Master of Business Administration, University Tennessee, Nashville, 1982.


Volunteer Peace Corps, Turkey, 1964-1966. Adult services librarian Uniondale Public Library, New York, 1967-1968. Various professional staff positions American Library Association, Chicago, 1970-1973.

Assistant director library, assistant professor University North Carolina, Charlotte, 1974-1978. Director central library Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 1978-1984. Director university library and learning resources California State University, Long Beach, 1984-1996.

Executive director Triangle Research Libraries Network, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, since 1996. Management intern Joint University Libraries, Nashville, 1977-1978. Consultant/trainer Association Research Libraries, 1979-1985.

Fulbright lecturer Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, 1981-1982. Consultant College Charleston, South Carolina, Northern Kentucky University, Highlands Heights, Elon College, North Carolina, California State University.A., Bloomsburg University, Washburn University. Facilitator, trainer University Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, University Nebraska, Lincoln, University Wyoming.

Founding member International Business Machines Corporation Informa. Board directors VTLS Inc. Senior advisor for library affairs California State University Systems, 1995.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Served with United States Army, 1968-1970. Member American Library Association (chair The National Library Week committee 1980-1981, chair international relations round table 1990-1991, chair K.G. Sauer Library. Literature award committee 1995-1996, chair spectrum initiative jury 1997-1998), Western Association Schools and Colleges (accreditation visiting team), Freedom to Read Foundation, Fulbright Alumni Association, Jane Austen Society North America, Beta Phi Mu, Phi Beta Delta.


Married H. Lea Wells, April 18, 1981. Children– Kathryn Mary, Jordan Wells, Jennifer Elizabeth.

Michael James Scepanski

Margaret (Witko) Scepanski

H. Lea Wells

Kathryn Mary Scepanski

Jordan Wells Scepanski

Jennifer Elizabeth Scepanski