Radcliffe Workshop Advisory Board Member
Since March 2016, Athena Jackson has been the Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair and Head of the Eberly Family Special Collections Library at The Pennsylvania State University—one of a handful of university archives and special collections library/department heads of color in Association of Research Libraries-member libraries. Jackson has been particularly active in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RMBS) of ACRL, and was recently elected to Vice-Chair/Chair Elect of the section. Prior to Penn State, Athena was associate director at the University of Michigan Special Collections Library. Previously she served as special collections librarian at the University of Miami, education and outreach librarian and project manager/librarian for Digitizing Louisiana Newspapers Project at Louisiana State University, and North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project coordinator and archivist at the North Carolina State Archives. Jackson holds a master of science degree in library and information science from the University of North Texas and a bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of Houston.