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Andrew Preston Jackson, American library director.


Jackson, Andrew Preston was born on January 28, 1947 in Brooklyn. Son of Walter Luther Senior and Bessie (Lindsey) Jackson.


Bachelor of Science, City University of New York, 1990. Master of Library Science, City University of New York, 1996. Public libraries professional certified, State University of New York.


Assistant supervisor personnel processing unit Human Resources Administration Agency Child Development Personnel Department, New York City, 1968-1970, coordinator personnel services, 1970-1976. Customer relations manager, contracts manager Robinson Chevrolet, Novato, California, 1976-1979. Office manager Sesame Press, Incorporated, New York York City, 1979-1980.

Executive director Langston Hughes Community Library. and Cultural Center, Corona, New York, since 1980. Lecturer Black history, New York City, since 1986. Consultant evaluating Black heritage collections.

Adjunct professor York College, City University of New York, since 2001, Queens College Graduate School Library. & Information Studies, since 2008. Training, development and organization consultant Roosevelt Public Library., 2005—2009.

Library consultant, advisor, since 2005. Library advisor Wyandanch Public Library., since 2009. Staff sergeant (E-5) United States Air Force, 1964-1968, Vietnam.



Chairman social services advisory council Community Planning Board Areas 3 and 5, 1984—1987. Treasurer Northern Boulevard Merchants Association, Corona, 1985—1999. Community advisory council York College, since 1997.

Active New York State Freedom Trails Commission, Queens Underground ready reckoner Committee, since 1997. Board trustees The Renaissance Charter School, since 1999. Convenor Churchman's fellowship Corona Congressional Church, 1987—1989.

National advisory board CDF Langston Hughes Library., 2001—2003. Community advisory board Elmhurst (New York ) Hospital Center, 1983—1997. Board directors York College Alumni Inc., Jamaica, 1990—1993, 1996—1999, Queens Public television, since 1986.

Vice chair community advisory board Otis Bantum Correctional Center, New York City Department Corrections, Rikers Island, New York, 1990—1995. Member of American Library Association Black Library. Caucus (vice president 2002-2004, president since 2004, Library.

Advocacy award 1999, Library. Outreach award 1999, Professional Development award 2007), American Library Association, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (life), Long Island Library. Association, Reforma, New York Black Libraries Caucus, Library.

Administration and Management Association, Public Libraries Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: bike riding, basketball, speaking with youth, reading.


Walter Luther Senior Jackson

Bessie (Lindsey) Jackson