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AJL Convention -- Chicago Here We Come!

The annual AJL Convention will begin on July 5th in Chicago at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers. With almost 200 registrants despite the economy and a terrific program thanks to our hard-working Chicago team, it should prove to be a memorable few days. Here are some highlights that should not be missed:

The CEU this year is entitled: “Promoting Digital Research in the Jewish Library: Resources and Strategies” with  instructor  Michael Kay.

Jewish Authors Luncheon features over 35 authors including several Sydney Tayor Award Winners.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Peter Hayes will speak at Sunday dinner on "The Holocaust: Myths and Misconceptions"

Special Plenary Session Monday at 5:15: Barbara Schneider-Kempf, the Director General of the Berlin State Library in Germany, speaking on:"Stolen books: The Third Reich's Exchange Center and the Prussian State Library in the years 1933 till 1945. Aspects of the supply with literature under the control of National Socialism"

Mentor Mingle: Here is the "official" invitation:

You are cordially invited

TO:  Mentor Mingle for all prospective mentors and mentees

When:  Sunday, July 5th, 2009 at 5:00 PM 

Where:  Parlor C

 Are you a seasoned librarian, library student, or newcomer to a library position? You'll find that the Mentor Mingle is a golden opportunity to meet new friends, share ideas, and participate in the zeitgeist of the times.  Full-year commitments are not mandatory.  This year we're inviting members to step forward and be mentors to newcomers for the duration of the Convention.  We'll pair you with a new member if you haven't met one already on your own. Are you interested in a greater challenge? Why not consider guiding a new professional throughout the coming year to establish contacts, learn about available resources, and build a long-lasting relationship?  Stephanie (Sara Leah) Gross, Chair of AJL Mentoring, will be on hand with a short presentation about the process, what it entails and some of the benefits of the program.  If you'd like to know more before the event, you may contact her directly at: ajlmentoring@gmail.com.  However, reservations are not required.  Please note: This year we're hoping to establish mentoring leaders at the local chapter or regional level in order to improve our effectiveness.  Your participation can make a great difference in someone's career!



Next year's Convention in Seattle July 4-7, 2010!

Check out all the programmed events and look for new and exciting ways that AJL can help you!

See you in CHICAGO!


Susan Dubin

AJL President

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