CONSALD (Committee on South Asian Libraries and Documentation) is organized as a committee of the South Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies. The primary objective of CONSALD is the development of North American library resources related to South Asia. The Committee shall facilitate library cooperation, collection development, bibliographic control, access, and preservation to benefit the use of South Asian research and teaching materials.
CONSALD Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), March 2021
CONSALD is committed to building, retaining, and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive collaborative organization that effectively supports a diverse membership and serves a multiplicity of communities and stakeholders. Read the DEI Statement
CONSALD Statement on Collection Development, Access,
and Equity in the Time of COVID-19, July 2020
The global pandemic has presented libraries with unprecedented challenges related to budgets and operations as these institutions seek to fulfil their missions to support academic research. Read the statement
CONSALD's next meeting will tentatively be held on March 16, 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts, in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies. Information about the sessions will be distributed to the listserv.
Members of CONSALD are also members of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS). Go to the Association's Webpage to join.
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