One of our members from Argentina, Rita Saccal of the Seminario Rabínico Latinoamericano
, just got back from the VII Convention of the RLIT (Red Latinoamericana de Informacion Teologica
- Latin American Network of Theological Information) in Paraguay where she was the only Jewish librarian. Because of her input, for the first time in the history of this Red de Informacion Teologica (Network of Theological Information), to add Judaica in the Theological Librarianship Studies. She even taught the Convention participants to say the "Ha-Motzi"
before meals! Many thanks, Rita, for introducing Judaic librarianship to this important South American organization.
This weekend, Vice President/President-Elect David Hirsch and I will be visiting Seattle to meet with the 2010 Convention committee and to check out the hotels we are considering for the Convention. While there, I will speak to a group at the Seattle Public Library Northeast Branch
about the importance of libraries in our society and the role of librarians in building bridges with books and libraries. If you know anyone in the Seattle area, please invite them to attend!
'Til next time,