Jacqueline C. Mancall | Drexel professor, 80

Jacqueline C. Mancall
Jacqueline C. Mancall
Posted: March 28, 2013

A memorial service will be Friday, April 5, for Jacqueline C. Mancall, 80, of Lafayette Hill, a professor emeritus at Drexel University who died Wednesday, Feb. 27, at home of complications from leukemia.

The 11 a.m. gathering will be at Drexel's Paul Peck Alumni Center, 32d and Market Streets.

Dr. Mancall began her career at Drexel's College of Information Science and Technology in 1976 as a teaching assistant. She joined the faculty in 1979 as assistant professor and rose to professor in 1989 before retiring in 2007.

Dr. Mancall was a member of the Drexel Faculty Senate, where she served at various times as chair and on faculty committees.

Her research interests included the instructional role of the information specialist; programs and services for children and adolescents; the design of library collections and services based on communication behaviors; and management of information services.

Dr. Mancall wrote books, most recently Collection Management for Youth: Responding to the Needs of Learners (2004) with colleague Sandra Hughes-Hassell.

Her role as a leader in the library field was recognized in 1999, when she received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of School Librarians.

Surviving are sons Andrew and Peter C., and four grandchildren.

Her husband of 59 years, Elliott, died Jan. 2.

Those planning to attend the memorial service are asked to RSVP by April 1 to http://ischool.drexel.edu/Mancall

Donations may be made to the Jacqueline C. Mancall Scholarship Fund, c/o Lois G. Gabin-Legato, J.D., Assistant Vice President, Major Gifts, Office of Institutional Advancement, Drexel University, Rush Building, 30 N. 33d St., Suite 306, Philadelphia 19104.

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