Marion Frank-Wilson is the Associate Dean for Collection Development and Archival Collections. She holds a PhD in African and Comparative Literature from Bayreuth University (Germany). Her extensive field research has resulted in the publication of AIDS Education Through Theatre (Bayreuth African Studies Series, Bayreuth 1995), and other publications include articles on African literature and Africana librarianship. She is also the co-author of Collecting Global Resources (Association of Research Libraries 2011). Her recent research focuses on African literature as well as on areas where open access publishing, scholarly communication, and new forms of collection development intersect. She is currently working on an open-access web publication on travel writing by African authors (launched in 2013).