From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (African American Library Directors in the USA)

Jessie Carney Smith

Position Title

Dean of the Library / Professor of Library Science


Fisk University, John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library

Address Line

1000 17th Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37208


(615) 329-8731


First African American to earn a Ph.D. in library science at the University of Illinois.

Cite This NKAA Entry:

“Jessie Carney Smith,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed July 24, 2024,

Last modified: 2023-09-21 17:03:45