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978-0-8108-2239-9 • Hardback • November 1989 • $82.00 • (£63.00)
Julian W. Witherell, Chief, African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress, has been associated with the Library's African studies programs for 28 years. A prolific bibliographer, he has compiled eight _ guides to materials on sub-Saharan topics, including The United States and Africa, 1785-1975, for which he won the African Studies Association's Conover-Porter Award for bibliographic achievement.
The editor has succeeded in gathering together an exquisite collection of essays covering the past, present, and, to some extent, the future of Africana librarianship in a factual, highly informative, and interesting manner...a valuable source of information for Africana librarians and is highly recommended for academic libraries and African studies collections.
The essays...are...of uniform excellence, both in content and style....a fitting honor for a librarian/curator who has made such an outstanding contribution to the profession...
— Third World Libraries
The list of contributors to this volume reads like an informal who's who of African librarians...Taken as a whole, this collection of essays does no less than give us the 'state of the art' as of the end of 1988.
— The Library Quarterly
Interesting reading for any librarian.
— Library Journal