The ASA Gretchen Walsh Book Donation Award

The ASA/ALC Book Donations Committee meets twice a year at the Spring and Fall meetings of the Africana Librarians Council to review and select recommendations for the annual ASA award. The committee works with ASA to advertise, solicit applications, and select proposals for the ASA funded Gretchen Walsh Book Donation Awards.

African Studies Association (ASA)

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.

Africana Librarians Council(ALC) - Home Page

Africana Librarians Council (ALC) - Penn State Archive

Gretchen Walsh Book Donation Awards Granted by ASA

Call for Applications and Criteria for the ASA-Funded, Gretchen Walsh Book Donation Awards for the Year 2017

Procedures for Selection of Book Donation Awards

Directory of Book Donations Programs


Co-Chairs of the Book Donation Committee:

Beth Restrick
Head, African Studies Libary
Boston University
771 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 353-3726



The ASA/ALC Book Donation Committee Website is maintained by:
Deborah LaFond,
University at Albany, State University of New York

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