Deborah M. LaFond
Social Sciences Bibliographer
University at Albany (SUNY)
Office: University Library Room 205, 1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY 12222
Tel: 518 442-3599
Librarian for Sub-Saharan Africa
Widener Library, Harvard University
Collection Development Department
Cambridge, MA 02138
The Book Donations Committee meets twice a year at the Spring and Fall meetings of the Africana Librarians Council. The committee works with ASA to advertise, solicit applications, and select proposals for the ASA funded Gretchen Walsh Book Donation Awards.
The Africana Librarians Council (ALC) was founded in 1957 as part of the African Studies Association (ASA) under the name Archives/Libraries Committee. The ALC continues today as an ASA-sponsored organization. Members of ASA whether they are librarians, archivists or documentalists working with materials from and about Africa or scholars interested in the preservation of or access to Africana may join the ALC.