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2014 Annual Conference


HIT THE JACKPOT  :    June 22-25, 2014

The odds are 100% that you won’t regret this gamble! Join us for learning, camaraderie, and Las Vegas culture for the 49th Annual conference!  Expect new ideas along with our traditional sessions and kosher meals.

Registration rate is $485 for AJL members, if received by April 16, 2014.  Other rate details and payment options can be found on our online registration siteFor further information, please contact Registrar.

The Association of Jewish Libraries annual conference will take place at the Westin Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 22-25. This year the Awards Banquet will be on Monday night, giving attendees a free night to experience Las Vegas on their own. Council meetings have been moved to all day Wednesday with an optional writer’s workshop the only program scheduled that day. Consequently, registration this year will cover only Sunday dinner, Monday breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Tuesday breakfast and lunch. Optional kosher dinners for Tuesday night, breakfasts Wednesday, and lunch Wednesday can be pre-ordered. With amazing speakers, exciting awards, and friendly faces, odds are good that this will be an outstanding conference!

An updated preliminary program is now available. Share this letter from AJL’s president with your director to garner support for your participation in the conference.

Hotel:  The Westin Hotel is just one block off the strip, steps away from the excitement and drama of Vegas. It features its own casino and restaurant, along with a pool and easy-to-navigate meeting rooms. Rates are $105 per night for single or double, plus a resort fee of $5. Hotel tax is 12%.  Internet can be added for $10 per night.  Reservations

Chair: Susan Dubin, past president of AJL and conference planner extraordinaire, has been attending, leading and promoting Association conferences for many years! Volunteer opportunities abound. Please contact her at to get involved.

Exhibits: This year, our exhibit hall will be open for the two days before the American Library Association has its annual meeting, which is also in Las Vegas. We will have dedicated times reserved exclusively for attendees to peruse the exhibit hall. Register at and then you will be contacted to finalize the contract. For more information, contact Jackie Ben-Efraim at

Ads: If you are interested in advertising in our conference guide that will be published in June, 2014, you can now go online to to register to place your black and white print ad. For more information, contact Jackie Ben-Efraim at

Sponsorships & Donations: To sponsor an event, make an in-kind contribution or other donation, please contact

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