Andrew P. Jackson

2002 EP. NO. 1
Andrew P. Jackson (Sekou Molefi Baako) has been Executive Director of Queens Library’s Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center for 29 years. He is responsible for the overall budgeting and administration of the library as well as proposal writing for and coordinating its cultural arts program. Jackson earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from CUNY’s York College and a Master of Library Science from Queens College.

Jackson performs extensive community outreach, ongoing visits to schools, colleges, civic, community and cultural organizations, churches, city correctional facilities and State prisons. He is a popular lecturer on Africana history and culture, and an advocate for reading, education and libraries. He has also received numerous awards including: African American of Distinction from former Governor Mario Cuomo in 1994; York College’s 1996 Distinguished Alumnus; Queens Borough Public Library’s 1999 Lamplighter of the Year and the Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s Library Advocate Award in 1999; a Citation of Honor from former Queens Borough President Claire Shulman in 2001. Jackson was recently recognized by New York State Attorney General Elliot Spitzer for his distinguished leadership at the Langston Hughes Library. He has served as Chair of the Queens Borough President’s African American Heritage Celebration for the past three years. A bust in his likeness was presented by the Concourse Branch of Key Women of America, Inc. for his twenty-two years of service to the library and community.

Jackson is an executive board member and past president of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) and a member of the American Library Association (ALA). He also serves on a number of boards, including Chair, Board of Trustees, The Renaissance Charter School; and Co-Chair, Queens Borough President’s African American Heritage Planning Committee.

Last updated 2009.

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