Monday, January 05, 2009

Florida Judaica Librarian Job Announcement

The University of Florida Libraries is currently recruiting for the Head of the Price Library of Judaica. The position is responsible for the overall management and collection development of the Price Library of Judaica. A detailed description of the duties and qualifications for this position can be found at

The Price Library of Judaica, with holdings exceeding 90,000 volumes, is a regional library of excellence in Jewish studies in the Southeast. The Library is built on the core collection of Rabbi Leonard C. Mishkin of Chicago. At the time of its acquisition by the Smathers Libraries in 1977, it was the largest personal library of Judaica and Hebraica in the United States.

Formally dedicated in March 1981 to support the teaching and research missions of the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Florida, the Library is named for Isser and Rae Price, whose sons, Jack and Samuel Price of Jacksonville, Florida, established a fund to support sustained development of its collections.

The Price Library of Judaica is a well-balanced Jewish studies collection of notable depth and scope. Its diversified holdings of uncommon research materials in English and other languages support scholarship in virtually every aspect of the Jewish experience. Materials relevant to the ancient, medieval and modern periods await advanced students, visiting scholars and casual readers who possess a curiosity about a creative people with 4,000 years of recorded history.

If you know of a potential candidate please inform them of this opening or have them contact Bonnie Smith, Employee Relations & Development Coordinator at the University of Florida, Smathers Libraries –

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