Maybe it's the early summer air, or ALA on the horizon, but there's lots going on on the web in the way of Jewish books, libraries and the like this week.
ResourceShelf directs our attention to a New Report from ACRL: Futures Thinking for Academic Librarians
and to a panel from Toronto about the future of publishing and ebooks
The Yiddish Book Center published a book club guide for Friendly Fire: A Duet, by A.B. Yehoshua, translated by Stuart Schoffman
Erika Dreifus's book blog My Machberet published a guest post by Barbara Krasner entitled Writing Jewish-themed Children's Books: A Conference Dispatch
including a mention of AJL librarian Lisa Silverman.
OCLC announced Three Gateway milestone records entered in May
, one by the Society for the Preservation of Hebrew Books.Jewish Delis: The History of the Nosh
comes to us from the Jewish Publication Society's blog.The Jewish Quarterly announced the winner of the 2010 Wingate Prize
, the so-called "Jewish Booker," to My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness
, by Adina Hoffman.
The New Yorker
did a Q&A with Nicole Krauss
, author of The History of Love
and more, in its 20 under 40
Tablet published Reflections on a Book Paradise
, about the sale of the Politics & Prose bookstore in Washington, D.C., and why it's a Jewish story.As always I welcome feedback and suggestions for next week's roundup at mcloutier at jewishlibraries.org. Have a great week and if you're on your way to ALA, enjoy!