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Welcome to this introduction to the Africana Librarians Council (ALC), founded in 1957 as the Archives/Libraries Committee as part of the African Studies Association (ASA). 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. The ALC meets twice yearly, once during the annual meeting of the African Studies Association and once in the spring at the home institution of a member. These meetings coincide with those of the Cooperative Africana Microform Project (CAMP),consortium whose member institutions purchase or film research materials in cooperation. Visitors are welcome to our meetings. For more information about the ALC, please read the Bylaws or the Operational Handbook.

ALC Conference and Meeting Information:

2007 Annual Meeting (New York, NY - October 18 - 21, 2007)

Organization Executive Board - Bibliography Committee - Book Donations Committee - Cataloging Committee
Honors and Awards Conover/Porter Award
Official Documents Bylaws - Minutes of Meetings - ALC Directory (Revised March 21, 2007) - ALC Handbook
ALC Associated Publications Africana Libraries Newsletter - Electronic Journal of Africana Bibliography
Acquisitions Trips and other Reports
"Opportunities and Challenges in Africana Library Service: A Framework for Cooperation and Development" -- a working document of the Africana Librarians Council (Pending approval of the membership)

Report on the CAMP-Title VI Joint Acquisitions Project in Senegal, West Africa

Internet Resources of Interest to Africana Librarians

Library of Congress
Last revised (May 14, 2007)