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Patricia Ann Wand, American librarian. Honors Program scholarship Seattle University, 1960-1962, Peace Corps scholarship Antioch University, 1965-1966; recipient Beyond War award, 1987, Fulbright Senior Lecturer award Fulbright, 1989, Distinguished Alumnus award School of Information and Library. Studies, University Michigan, 1992.


Wand, Patricia Ann was born on March 28, 1942 in Portland, Oregon, United States. Daughter of Ignatius Bernard and Alice Ruth (Suhr) Wand.


Bachelor, Seattle University, 1963. Master of Arts in Teaching, Antioch Graduate School, 1967. Master of Arts in Library Science, University Michigan, 1972.


Volunteer Peace Corps, Colombia, South America, 1963-1965. Secondary teacher Langley Junior High School, Washington, 1965-1966. Assistant library Wittenberg University Library., Springfield, Ohio, 1967-1969.

Secondary teacher Caro (Michigan) High School, 1969-1970. Associate library College of Staten Island (New York ) Library., 1972-1977. Head, access services Columbia University Libraries, New York City, 1977-1982.

Assistant university library University Oregon, Eugene, 1982-1989. University library The American University, Washington, since 1989. Consultant Bloomsburg (Pennsylvania) University Library., 1990, Banco Central, Ecuador, 1998, American University Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 1999-2003.

Board directors CAPCON, 1997-2003, chair, 2002-2003. Board directors Educational Research Information Clearinghouse Clearinghouse on Higher Education Administration.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


President West Cascade Returned Peace Corps Volumes, Eugene, 1985-1988. Vice president Friends of Colombia, Washington, since 1990. Speaker on Peace Corps, since 1965, library and information services, since 1979.

Board member National Peace Corps Association, since 2005. Member American Library Association (chairman committee on legislation 1997-1998, council 2001-2004, international relations committee since 2004), Association College and Research Libraries (chair budget and finance board directors 1987-1989, 2001-2004, chair WHCLIS task force 1989-1992, chair government relations committee 1993-1994, chair international relations committee 1996-1998), On-line Computer Libraries Center (advisory committee on college and university libraries 1991-1996), District of Columbia Library. Association (board directors 1993-1998, president 1996-1997, Distinguished Service award 2003).


Married Francis Dean Silvernail, December 20, 1966 (divorced January 19, 1986). Children: Marjorie Lynn Silvernail, Kirk Dean Silvernail.

Ignatius Bernard Wand

Alice Ruth (Suhr) Wand

Francis Dean Silvernail

Marjorie Lynn Silvernail Wand

Kirk Dean Silvernail Wand