CONOVER-PORTER AWARD for 2016

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2016 CONOVER-PORTER AWARD FOR AFRICANA BIBLIOGRAPHY OR REFERENCE WORK

Nominations close: 1 March 2016

The Africana Librarians Council a coordinate organization of the African Studies Association (U.S.) seeks nominations for the biennial Conover-Porter Award for excellence in Africana bibliography or reference work.

The Conover-Porter Award is the most prestigious award for published works of bibliography or reference on Africa.  Any Africa-related reference work, bibliography, or bibliographic essay published separately or as part of a larger work during 2013, 2014, or 2015 can be nominated for the 2016 award.

The award includes a prize of $300 to be presented during the 2016 Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association in Washington, DC

Background

The Conover-Porter Award was established in honor of two pioneers in African studies bibliography: Helen F. Conover was senior bibliographer, African Section of the Library of Congress, serving 32 years before her retirement in 1963; Dorothy B. Porter Wesley was librarian of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University, retiring in 1973 after 45 years of service. The first award in 1980 was presented to Julian Witherell for The United States & Africa: Guide to the U.S. Official Documents & Government-Sponsored Publications on Africa, 1785-1975 (Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1978).

View a list of previous winners at: http://www.library.upenn.edu/collections/africa/ALC/ALCConoverPorterWinners.html

Procedure:

For each work that you nominate, please provide the following Information about yourself: your name, email address, mailing address and telephone number:

Information about the work:

AUTHOR(S):

TITLE:

PUBLISHER/YEAR OF PUBLICATION:

JUSTIFICATION: (Specifically state why you think this is a work of significance and quality)

Include published reviews or references to the reviews.

Send inquiries and submissions to:

Marion Frank-Wilson
Head of Area Studies and Librarian for African Studies, Librarian
Area Studies Department
Herman B Wells Library E660
Wells Library E660
1320 East Tenth Street
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone (812) 855-1481
Email mfrankwi@indiana.edu

Esmeralda Kale΄
George and Mary LeCron Foster Curator
Herskovits Library of African Studies.
Northwestern University
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, Il 60208
Tel: 847-491-3941
Fax: 847-467-1233
Email ekale@northwestern.edu
http://www.library.northwestern.edu/libraries-collections/evanston-campus/africana-collection
http://www.facebook.com/northwestern.herskovits.library

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