Call for Proposals

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The 2015 AJL annual conference will be held in Silver Spring, Maryland, June 21-24.

Proceedings and podcasts of the 2014 conference will be online shortly.


2014 Annual Conference

AJL is inviting proposals for papers and presentations on any aspect of Judaic librarianship or scholarship as it pertains to libraries, archives, museums, schools, synagogues and related institutions. Of special interest this coming year are topics relating to best practices and challenges in the field; development and fundraising; management of synagogue and day school libraries; collection development; volunteer management; readers advisory (especially adult fiction); library programming; technology, apps and ebooks; 21st-century library design; cataloging and classification; core curriculum; Sephardic subject matter, and RDA.

Submissions should include: Presenter’s name, address, affiliation, telephone numbers and email contact.

  • Brief biography.
  • Title of proposed presentation.
  • Summary of proposal.
  • Specific technology or equipment requirements, if any.

All submissions must be received by December 1, 2013. Submissions can be sent electronically to

Proposals will be reviewed by the Program Planning Committee, which is composed of national and local AJL members. Notification will be made in January 2014.