26 November 2009

Seattle: Jewish libraries conference, July 2010

The Association of Jewish Libraries will hold its 45th convention in July 2010 in Seattle, Washington.

Set for July 4-7 at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, the annual AJL event draws librarians, educators, archivists, authors and others to share their interests.

The call for papers is now open for workshops, panels or presentations on any aspect of Judaic librarianship or scholarship related to libraries, archives, museums, schools, synagogues and related institutions.

Previous 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.

This year, three areas are being emphasized: Advocacy, technology and sustainability.

Tracing the Tribe believes that Jewish genealogy might be addressed in a number of these categories.

Submissions should include: Author's name, address, affiliation, email, telephone and fax numbers, brief author biography, title of presentation, proposal summary, and specific technology or access needed.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is December 1, 2009. Send the required information to the AJL

Proposals will be reviewed by the program planning group composed of national and local AJL convention committee members. Accepted speakers will be notified in January 2010.

For more information, see the Northwest AJL website.

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