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Call for Conference Papers 2015

The Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) will hold its annual conference entitled “Yovel/Jubilee: Celebrating 50 Years of AJL!” at the Sheraton Silver Spring in Silver Spring, Maryland from Sunday, June 21-Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Librarians, archivists, scholars, educators, authors, and others will meet to share their interest in Judaica librarianship, Jewish history and culture, and related topics.

AJL 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. Given the 50th anniversary of the Association, submissions dealing with both the history and future of Judaica librarianship are especially welcome.

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 November 30, 2014. Please submit proposals by e-mail (PREFERRED) to: atau@loc.gov or by mail to:

Aaron Taub
Israel and Judaica Section
Asian and Middle Eastern Division
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20540-4222

Proposals will be reviewed by the Program Planning Committee, which is composed of national and local AJL members. Notification will be made in January, 2015.