Mission & Goals

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The Association of Jewish Libraries promotes Jewish literacy through enhancement of libraries and library resources and through leadership for the profession and practitioners of Judaica librarianship.

The Association fosters access to information, learning, teaching and research relating to Jews, Judaism, the Jewish experience and Israel.



  1. Maintain high professional standards for Judaica librarians and recruit qualified individuals into the profession.
  2. Facilitate communication and exchange of information on a global scale.
  3. Encourage quality publication in the field in all formats and media, print, digital, etc.; stimulate publication of high quality children's literature.
  4. Facilitate and encourage establishment of Judaica library collections.
  5. Enhance information access for all through application of advanced technologies.
  6. Publicize the organization and its activities in all relevant venues:
    1. Stimulate awareness of Judaica library services among the public at large
    2. Promote recognition of Judaica librarianship within the wider library profession
    3. Encourage recognition of Judaica library services by other organizations and related professions.
  7. Ensure continuity of the Association through sound management, financial security, effective governance and a dedicated and active membership.