Upcoming Conference

53rd Annual Conference


Monday June 18, 2018 to Wednesday June 20, 2018

Temple Israel
477 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA

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Call for Papers 

The AJL 2018 Conference Committee is now soliciting paper proposals for its annual conference at Temple Israel of Boston from Monday, June 18 - Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Librarians, archivists, scholars, educators, authors, and others will meet to share their interest in Judaica librarianship, Jewish history and culture, and related topics.    

The programing committee is soliciting proposals for papers and presentations on all aspects of Judaica librarianship as it pertains to libraries, archives, museums, schools, synagogues, and related institutions. Past topics have included: collection management, programming, reader advisory services, special and rare collections, cataloging and classification, digital and electronic resources and emerging technologies.   Presentations on Jewish resources in Boston, Boston Jewish library collections and local authors would be especially welcomed.

Submissions should include the following:

Presenter's name, address, affiliation, telephone and email contacts.
*       Brief biography
*       Title of proposed presentation
*       Summary of proposal
*       Specific technology or equipment requirements, if any

All submissions must be received by November 30, 2017.  Please submit proposals by e-mail (PREFERRED) to:

Proposals will be reviewed by the Program Planning Committee, which is composed of national and local AJL members. Notification will be made in January, 2018.


Harvey Sukenic

Hebrew College Library

Local Chair Program Planning Committee