Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center
New Executive Director Announcement – March 17, 2016
Dr. Mikisha Morris, has been hired as the new Executive Director of the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center.
Mikisha recently earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership. The focus of her studies was using cultural arts programs to empower urban communities. She has an extensive non-profit and public education administration background, having spent the majority of her career serving children and communities in Philadelphia. She brings a strong understanding of, and value for, culture and cultural arts in the community and in a library setting.
Andrew Jackson, who has led Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center for more than 35 years, will continue with the library through the fiscal year as Director – Emeritus, helping to guide the transition.
- Katie Honan. Langston Hughes Community Library’s Longtime Head Set to Retire. February 3, 2016
- Katie Honan. Langston Hughes Library Wins $20K in Contest Honoring City’s Best Branches. May 21, 2015
- Jillian Kalonick. Langston Hughes Library to be designated a Literary Landmark by United for Libraries. February 6, 2013
- Rebecca Henely. Corona Library Honors Creator of Hip-Hop Show. Astoria Times. November 18, 2010
- Queens Library. Around Town: Langston Hughes. Enrich Your Life. September/October 2009
- Andrew Jackson (Sekou Molefi Baako). Langston Hughes Celebrates 40th Anniversary. Enrich Your Life. June 2009
- Clem Richardson. Librarian Defines Activism. NY Daily News. August 20, 2004
- Clem Richardson. Honored Activist Shares Credit. NY Daily News. September 6, 2002
- Andrew Jackson (Sekou Molefi Baako). The Future Springs from the Past. May 2001
- Kathy Chu. Testimony to a People / New Hughes Library Nourishes Black Culture. Newsday. December 12, 2009
- Warren Woodburry, Jr. Open Mike Sends Message, Locals Share Words Music in Corona. NY Daily News. January 25, 2000
- Joseph Berger. There Stays the Neighborhood. New York Times. January 7, 2011