Background: The Conover-Porter Award, presented every two years by the ASA’s Africana Librarians Council, 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).
DEADLINE: April 30, 2018. Submissions will be accepted starting January 1, 2018.
Eligibility: Outstanding Africa-related reference works, bibliographies or bibliographic essays published in any country, separately or as part of a larger work during 2014 or 2015.
Submissions: Please visit the Africana Librarians Council website for information on submissions.