New Member Orientation

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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.


The AJL News and AJL Reviews are published quarterly. Receipt of these publications is one of the benefits of membership in the Association. The most recent four issues are restricted to AJL members. If you are not a member, please consider joining us. Trial memberships are available.

Members: please log in to read the most recent issues of AJL News and AJL Reviews.

Issues more than one year old are freely available for non-members.

Instructions to Contributors
Please submit all contributions by e-mail.
Send reviews of literature for adult readers to Rebecca Jefferson.
Send reviews of children's and teen literature to Rachel Kamin.
Guidelines for reviewers of Adult and Reference literature
Guidelines for reviewers of Children & Teen literature
Address all other contributions to Uri Kolodney.

Publishers interesting in submitting titles for review are asked to read the submission guidelines

Please respect the copy deadlines (for all contributions but reviews)
     January 15 for the February/March issue
     April 15 for the May/June issue
     August 15 for the September/October issue
     October 15 for the November/December issue

Instructions to Advertisers
All ads must be prepaid. Electronic submission of copy in PDF format is preferred. Payment may be made by check or by PayPal. Checks are payable to the Association of Jewish Libraries. Please submit all inquiries, finished copy, and checks to:

Jackie Ben-Efraim
Ostrow Library
American Jewish University
5600 Mulholland Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90077
(818) 383-9672(818) 383-9672 (cell)

Advertising rates are as follows:

Full page  $200     7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
Half-page (vert)    110     3 5/8 x 9 1/2
Half-page (horiz)    110     7 1/2 x 4 3/4
Quarter-page      55

    3 5/8 x 4 3/4

We really appreciate all of the support AJL has received from publishers and booksellers in the past. However, due to the needs of our organization and in conformance with current practice in most online discussion lists, we ask that advertisers pay for posting ads on Hasfran, which will only be posted on Tuesdays.

Effective August 15, 2013, rates are: $360 per year for weekly ads; $36 for monthly ads (once a week) and $10 for one time.

Please be advised that an effective method of advertising your product would be placing a color ad in AJL Reviews. This type of advertisement enables you to have a hot link directly to your product and website. For further information and rates, please contact Jackie Benefraim at

We will still be accepting book release announcements from our members that consist of one title with one or two sentences about the book or movie. We will send out billing to those who post items with more content.