Student Scholarship

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In order to encourage students to train for and enter the field of Judaica librarianship, the Association of Jewish Libraries awards a scholarship of $1000 to a student attending or planning to attend a graduate school of library and information science.

Prospective candidates should have knowledge of and interest in Jewish Studies, and demonstrate the potential, ability, and intention of pursuing a career in Judaica librarianship.

Contributing to the AJL Scholarship Fund

Contributions to the scholarship fund are gratefully accepted. If they are bestowed in someone's honor or memory, a card will be sent to the individual or family. Checks may be sent to Sarah Barnard at this address:

     Sarah Barnard

     5646 Hunters Lake

     Cincinnati, OH 45249

     Phone: 513-405-2057

Eligibility and applying for an AJL Scholarship:

Students accepted in an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent  for the next academic year or students planning to continue their studies into the next academic year are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Evidence must be presented showing acceptance from a graduate school of library and information science, or evidence that indicates that studies will continue through the next academic year.

You must provide proof of acceptance for the next academic year or proof of current enrollment in one of the following:

  • An ALA accredited library school in the United States or Canada
  • An accredited library school in either the United Kingdom, Australia, or New Zealand
  • The graduate library school programs at the David Yellin College and at Bar Ilan University

Transcripts and/or letters on official letterhead, submitted via regular surface mail, will be accepted as documentation.

AND

Documentation showing

  • Completion of Jewish Studies courses at an academic level 
or
  • Extensive participation in less formal Jewish Studies
or
  • Experience working in Judaica libraries
or
  • Any combination of the above

Transcripts and/or letters on official letterhead, submitted via regular surface mail, will be accepted as documentation.

AND

A short statement of 200/300 words highlighting the extent of your participation in Judaic studies, in libraries, and other relevant experiences. Relate how you feel your involvement in such activities might be reflected in your future career in library and information science.  The personal statement should be submitted through the application form.

Applying for an AJL Scholarship

Students wishing to apply for this scholarship should complete the application form online and forward it by email, and submit necessary documentation via regular mail to Shulamith Berger:

     Shulamith Berger
     Curator of Special Collections
     Yeshiva University
     500 W. 185th St.
     New York, NY 10033
     Phone: 212-960-5451
     Fax: 212-960-0066

FINAL DATE FOR SUBMITTING ALL ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION: April 11, 2014.


AJL Scholarship Recipients


2013

Joanna Chen
Alissa Felberman

2012

Rina Krautwirth
Joyce Wortsman

2011

Meira Chefitz
Rachel Bloch Shapiro

2010

Haim A. Gottschalk
Rachel Isaac-Menard

2009

Alla Markova
Klara Maidenberg

2008

Amanda (Miryem-Khaye) Seigel (Brooklyn, NY)
Nachum Zitter (Doar Na Evtach, ISRAEL)

2007

Kimberly Guise (New Orleans, LA)
Russel Neiss (Oceanside, NY)

2006

Jennifer Feldman (New York, NY)
Ophir Kutner (Jerusalem)

2005

Shayna Rudolph (Hartford, CT)

Patti Stein (Alameda, CA)

2004

Maria Mander (Albany, CA)

Rivka Masry (Woodmere, NY)

2003

Laurie Adler (Woodmere, NY)

Rivka Schiller (Chicago, IL)

2002

Tina Weiss (Valley Stream, NY)

2001

Edythe Rosenblatt (Brooklyn, NY)

2000

Leah Cohen (Montreal, Canada), Randy Belinfante (New York, NY), Sara Ravid (Newton, MA)

1999

Susan Grubman (Ann Arbor, MI)

1998

Julie B. Halpern (Ashland, MA)

1997

Aimee I. Kaplan (Bayside, NY)

1996

LynnD. Lampert (Los Angeles, CA)

Stanley Nachamie (New York, NY)

1995

Yisrael Dubitsky (Staten Island, NY)

1994

Dr. Raphael Panitz (College Park, MD)

1993

Katrina Kolt (Malvern, Australia)

Sharon Rotter (Brooklyn, NY)

1992

Wendy H. Gabay (Philadelphia, PA)

Etta Gold (Miami, FL)

1991

Laurel Wolfson (Cincinnati, OH)

1990

None awarded

1989

Susan March (Los Angeles, CA)