Upcoming Conference

2017 Conference

AJL's 52st annual conference will be held in New York City, Mon.June 19- Wed. June 21, 2017

The main programming will be at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Brookdale Center, 
One West 4th Street, New York, NY 10012-1186 


The Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) will hold its annual conference entitled "The Sky's the Limit: The Next Generation of Judaica Librarianship" at Hebrew Union College in New York, NY from Monday, June 19 - Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Librarians, archivists, scholars, educators, authors, and others will meet to share their interest in Judaica librarianship, Jewish history and culture, and related topics.

AJL 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. The 2017 conference will have a special focus on the international nature of AJL and New York City, and we encourage international presentations (and attendees!). Submissions dealing with topics such as programming, cataloging and linked data, collaboration, digital curation and dissemination, genealogy, and social media in libraries are especially welcome.

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, 2016. Please submit proposals by e-mail (PREFERRED) to:conference@jewishlibraries.org

Proposals will be reviewed by the Program Planning Committee, which is composed of national and local AJL members. Notification will be made in January, 2017.