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Andrea Jackson
SGA Fellow
Class of 2018

Andrea Jackson is currently the Executive Director of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium in Chicago. Before her move to Illinois, she served as Head of the Archives Research Center at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library for over 10 years. Andrea led the Archives Research Center into a new era of digital accessibility, guiding staff, encouraging professional development, hosting the first ARL/SAA Mosaic Fellow at an HBCU, attaining multiple grans from NEH, CLIR, and the Digital Library of Georgia, and curating a rich and diverse collection of African American history in Atlanta, GA.

Andrea joined the Society of Georgia Archivists in 2008, served as the Archivist on the SGA Board, and advocated for the organization by encouraging other professionals to join. An Alumna of the Harvard Graduate School of Education Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians and the Archives Leadership Institute, Andrea is also an active member of the Society of American Archivists, having served as Chair of the Mosaic Scholarship Award Committee and newsletter editor for the Archivists and Archives of Color Section.

In the words of her nominator, Andrea works “to preserve the record of underrepresented groups in archival collections and diversify the profession. Her leadership and mentorship of aspiring or new professionals is one of the major hallmarks of her career, and has had a significant impact on those under her mentorship. Her dedication to her career and her passion behind it, has been an inspiration to me, as a young archivist, and […] a benefit to the profession in Georgia.”

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