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Proceedings of the 47th Annual Conference of the Association of Jewish Libraries
Pasadena, California, June 17-20, 2012


Compiled by Jasmin Nof
© 2012 by the Association of Jewish Libraries
ISSN: 1525-4496


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Table of Contents

Elhanan Adler, Riny (Marina) Goldsmith: National Library of Israel Update for AJL, 2012
    Adler Presentation slides
    Goldsmith Presentation slides
Maggie Anton: Challenge of Researching 3rd Century Babylonia for My New Historical Novel, "Rav Hisda's Daughter"
    Text
Zachary Baker: Collections, Cooperation, Digitization: A Report from Two Conferences
    Presentation slides
Sagi Balasha: Creating an Israeli-American Community
    Presentation slides
Randy Belinfante: Survey of Sephardi/Mizrahi Archives in the Northeastern United States
    Presentation slides
    Text
Hava Ben-Zvi: Portraits in Literature: The Jews of Poland: An Anthology
    Text
Emily Bergman: Choosing the Best Adult Jewish Book for the General Reader: Serving on the S. Brody Award Cmte.
    Text
Joan Biella, et al.: Library of Congress Israel and Judaica Section Update for AJL, 2012
    Presentation slides
Joan Biella, Heidi Lerner: A Look at "Compilations" in RDA with Special Reference to Hebraica Publishing Practices
    Presentation slides
Wyman Brent: Thinking Outside the Books: The Opening of the Vilnius Jewish Public Library
    Presentation slides
    Movie 1, slide 3
    Movie 2, slide 11
    Movie 3, slide 12
    Movie 4, slide 13
    Movie 5, slide 15
    Movie 6, slide 16
    Text
Ellen Cassedy: We are Here: Reflections on Research and the Holocaust
    Presentation slides
    Text
Michelle Chesner: Great Scholars, Great Collectors: The Building of Columbia's Judaica Manuscript Collection
    Text
Guila Cooper: Revisionism and Professional Ethics
    Text
Pinchas Giller: Contemporary Kabbalistic Publishing in the Middle Eastern Tradition
    Text
Annette Goldsmith: Looking for Jewish Content in Award-Winning Translated Children's Books
    Presentation slides
    Text
    Resource handout
Rebecca Jefferson:  Florida Jewish Newspaper Project (presented at ALA, sponsored by ASCLA, EMIERT, JIC, & AJL)
    Presentation slides
    Text
Chamya Kincy, Luiz H. Mendes: Resource Description and Access: Some Considerations
    Abstract
    Presentation slides
Cathy Leverkus: eBook Workshop
    Presentation slides
    Resource handout
David Levy: Jewish Women, Education, & Responsible Use of the Internet
    Presentation slides
    Text
    Bibliography
Deborah Margolis: Creative Strategies for Improving Library Services to Patrons with Disabilities
    Presentation slides
    Resource handout
Nahid Pirnazar: Socia-Cultural Life of Iranian Jews in the 20th Century
    Text
    Graphics
Molly Raphael: AJL Closing Plenary: Libraries Thriving in the 21st Century
    
Text
Rita Saccal: "Atem Edai": You are My Witnesses
    Presentation slides
    Text
Cynthia (CV) Smith: "Oh, the Places I've Been": On the Road to Self-Publishing
    Presentation slides
Mark Stover: Holocaust Fiction with a Twist: Christians Imagining Jews in the Shoah
    Presentation slides
    Text
Teresa Sun: Jews in China
    Presentation slides
    Text
Joel Tuchman: Cataloging for School and Synagogue Libraries
    Presentation slides
    Text
Vladimir Wertsman: Salute to the Romanian Jews in America and Canada
    Book review by Mirela Roznovschi
    Book review by Ioan Voicu
Cynthia Whitacre, David Whitehair: OCLC Update for AJL, 2012
    Presentation slides
Jill Gold Wright: How Did Jewish Lyricists and Composers Revolutionize American Musical Theater?
    Text
Eugene Yelchin: Breaking Stalin's Nose
    Text

AWARDS

AJL Life Membership Award, Presented to Elhanan Adler
    Presentation remarks by Pearl Berger
    Acceptance remarks by Elhanan Adler
Fanny Goldstein Merit Award, Presented to Sylvia Firschein, a"h
    Acceptance remarks by Merry Firschein