Annual Convention

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2012 AJL Annual Convention

The Association of Jewish Libraries of Southern California is thrilled to announce that the 47th Annual AJL convention will be held at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, California. The Langham Huntington is an iconic landmark hotel since 1907. Langham HotelIt is located just outside of the city of Los Angeles, at the base of the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains in the elegant San Marino residential neighborhood near the famous Huntington Library and Gardens. This destination hotel is complete with 23 acres of landscaped gardens, including a carefully manicured Japanese Garden, and a gorgeous outdoor pool. The Southern California team is excited to welcome you to Pasadena, the City of Roses, on Sunday June 17, 2012. Check out our lovely new convention logo and visit the hotel website.

2012 Convention logoAJL is soliciting proposals for papers and presentations on aspects of Judaica librarianship as it pertains to libraries, archives, museums, schools, synagogues and related institutions. Past topics have included literature and other resources, collection management, programming, reader advisory services, special and rare collections, cataloging and classification, digital and electronic resources, technology and local Jewish history.

Submissions should include the following:

    • Presenter's name, address, affiliation, telephone and email contacts
    • Brief biography
    • Title of proposed presentation
    • Summary of proposal
    • Specific technology or equipment requirements, if any

All submissions must be received by December 31, 2011. Please submit proposals by email to or by mail to:

Sharon Benamou
UCLA Library Cataloging & Metadata Center
11020 Kinross Ave. Box 957230
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7230

Proposals will be reviewed by the Program Planning Committee, which is composed of national and local AJL members. Notification will be made in January, 2012.