Tuesday, September 15, 2009

AJL Call for Papers



The Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) will hold its 45th annual convention at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in downtown Seattle July 4 to 7, 2010.  Librarians, educators, archivists, scholars, authors and others will meet to share their interest in Judaic librarianship and related topics.


AJL is soliciting proposals for workshops, panel discussions or presentations on any aspect of Judaic librarianship or scholarship as it pertains to libraries, archives, museums, schools, synagogues and related institutions.  Past topics have included literature and other resources, collection management, programming, reader advisory services, special collections, cataloging and classification, digital and electronic sources, technology, and local Jewish history.   A special focus this year will be on advocacy, technology and sustainability.


Submissions should include:

•       Author's name, address, affiliation, telephone number, fax

number & email

•       Brief author biography

•       Title of presentation

•       Summary of proposal

•       Specific technology equipment or access needed


All submissions must be received by December 1, 2009.   They may be submitted electronically toajlseattle@gmail.com or mailed to:  Toby  Harris, c/o Temple Beth Am, 2632 NE 80th St, Seattle, WA  98115.


Proposals will be reviewed by the Program Planning Group composed of national and local AJL convention committee members.  Notification  will be made in January of 2010.




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