On behalf of the Research Libraries, Archives, and Special Collections Division of the Association of Jewish Libraries, I am pleased to announce the winners of the 2008 Judaica Reference and Bibliography Awards:
Reference Award: Hundert, Gershon David. 2008. The YIVO encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe. New Haven [Conn.]: Yale University Press.
Bibliography Award: Richler, Binyamin, Malachi Beit-Arié, and Nurit Pasṭernaḳ. 2008. Hebrew manuscripts in the Vatican Library: catalogue. Città del Vaticano: Biblioteca apostolica Vaticana. [See video below.]
Bibliography Honorable Mention: Lubetski, Edith, and Meir Lubetski. 2008. The book of Esther: a classified bibliography. Bible bibliographies. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press.
I would like to thank the Judaica Reference and Bibliography Awards committee for their hard work: Jim Rosenbloom, Barry Walfish, Daniel Rettberg, Rachel Simon, Philip Miller, and Rachel Ariel.
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Gershon Hundert and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research; Benjamin Richler, Malachi Beit-Arié, Nurit Pasternak, and the Staff of the Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts at the Jewish National and University Library (National Library of Israel); and our association member Edith Lubetski, and her spouse Meir Lubetski.