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Joseph Andrew McDonald, American information services director, consultant, writer. Research grantee Drexel University, Philadelphia, 1980-1981, Council on Library. Resources, Washington, 1985-1989, Pennsylvania History and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, 1987-1989.


McDonald, Joseph Andrew was born on July 10, 1942 in Buenos Aires. Came to the United States, 1955. Son of Joseph Andrew and Vera Ruth (Brown) McDonald.


AB, Eastern College, 1963. Master of Science, Drexel University, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, Drexel University, 1987.


Assistant director libraries Stockton State College, Pomona, New Jersey, 1972-1975. Education materials administrator Triton College, River Grove, Illinois, 1975-1977. Library, assistant director university libraries State University of New York, Albany, 1978-1980.

Director university libraries Long Island University, Brooklyn, 1981-1985. Director library services Holy Family College, Philadelphia, 1985-1989. Director university libraries Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, 1989-1992.

Vice president information services Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa, 1992-1993. Independent consultant, author St. Louis, 1994-1997. Director library Fontbonne College, 1997-1998.

Head information & learning services Benedictine College, Atchison, Kansas, since 1998. Researcher Pennsylvania History and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, 1971-1989. Consultant, college visitor Middle States Association, Philadelphia, 1989-1992.

Consultant City of Thousand Oaks, California, 1991, Impact Technologies, St. Louis, since 1995.


Consultant League of Women Voters, Harrisburg, 1967-1970. President PTO, Vineland, New Jersey, 1973-1974. Member, WEB site advisory committee Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, since 1997.

Member American Library Association (buildings for college and university libraries committee 1979-1981), Catholic Library. Association (board directors, finance committee 1987-1989), Tri-State Library. Cooperative (board directors 1985-1989), Consortium for Health Information (board directors 1985-1989), Academy Libraries Brooklyn (board directors 1981-1985).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sailing, hiking, music, painting.


Married Julianna Sue Adams, October 11, 1962 (divorced November 1995). Children: J. Andrew, Timothy Robert, Jonathan David. Married Kathryn Jean Baehr, December 9, 1995.

Children: Gabriel Joseph, William Joseph, Peter Joseph.

Joseph Andrew McDonald

Vera Ruth (Brown) McDonald

Julianna Sue Adams

Kathryn Jean Baehr

J. Andrew McDonald

Timothy Robert McDonald

Jonathan David McDonald

Gabriel Joseph McDonald

William Joseph McDonald

Peter Joseph McDonald