Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center - Queens Library
Andrew P. Jackson (Sekou Molefi Baako) “Activist Librarian”
Dr. E.J. Josey, mentor
Executive Director, Queens Library’s Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center (1980-Pres). Performs extensive community outreach. Lecturer-Africana history and culture. Advocate for reading, education and libraries. Library Consultant-Advisor.
Service to BCALA:
Past-President, BCALA (2006-2008).
BCALA Executive Board (1997-2010; 2013-2015)
Co-Chair, Recruitment and Professional Development Committee (2010-Present); Chair, Affiliates Committee (2012-Pres)
DEMCO/ALA BCALA Excellence in Librarianship Award (2012).
BCALA Professional Achievement Award (2007)
BCALA Library Advocacy Award (1999)
Queens College GSLIS (CUNY) MLS, 1996.
York College (CUNY) BS, 1990. Business Administration
University of State of New York Education Department. Public Librarians Professional Certificate, 1990.
Adjunct Professor: York College (CUNY) Dept of History and Philosophy-Cultural Diversity Program and Social Sciences Department-Black Studies Program. Queens College-GSLIS (CUNY).
Published author and essayist.
Co-editor: The 21st Century Black Librarian in America: Issues and Challenges (2012). IN HONOR OF Libraries Named After African Americans, Preface-Public Libraries (2011). phati’tude Literary Magazine (Winter 2011), “In the Tradition: The Legacy of Culture Messengers from Langston Hughes to Tupac Shakur”. Queens Notes: Facts About the Forgotten Borough of Queens, New York (2010). The African American Almanac, Foreword, 9th and 10th Editions (2003, 2007).
Awards: Queens Library’s Lamplighter of the Year (1999), NYLA Outstanding Services to Libraries Award (2011), Bust on permanent display at Langston Hughes Library Center. Poems written in his honor: Sekounificance by George Edward Tait (Sword Songs, papyrus press: 2011) and What’s In a Name? by empyrean (2006)
Motto: “I care and I am willing to serve.”
Monday, June 27
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM