Africa S. Hands

Africa S. Hands
Assistant Professor of Library Science,
East Carolina University

Africa S. Hands is an assistant professor of library science at East Carolina University. Her current research examines public libraries as an information resource to college-bound patrons and builds from her experiences working in higher education (both admissions and academic advising) and public libraries. Her work also explores the experiences of first-generation students as users of academic libraries and as students and professionals in the library and information sciences field. She chairs both the ALSC Children and Libraries Editorial Advisory Committee and the ALSC Library Service to Special Population Children and their Caregivers Committee and is cochair of the ALSC Advocacy and Legislation Committee. Hands received her MLIS from San Jose State University and her MS in applied counseling psychology from Golden Gate University. She is enrolled in the San Jose Gateway PhD program.

updated 2000

Publications by Africa S. Hands
Mothers Balance Work and Child Care Under Welfare Reform—Executive Summary
In the summer of 1998, we began to invite single mothers with preschool-age children—all entering new welfare programs—into a four-year study. Our premiere aim was to learn how the upbringing and development of children may be altered by the…