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Proceedings of the 40th Annual Convention
of the Association of Jewish Libraries

Oakland, California, June 19-22, 2005

Compiled by Joan Biella and Elana Gensler

© 2005 by the Association of Jewish Libraries
ISSN: 1525-4496

All material in this publication subject to copyright by the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) may be photocopied for the non-commercial purpose of educational or scientific advancement. Requests for permission to reprint articles should be sent to AJL.

Publication of material in the AJL Proceedings does not constitute official endorsement by the Association of Jewish Libraries.

Table of Contents

AJL Fanny Goldstein Award
Ellen Cole. Presentation of Award
Libby White. Acceptance Speech

AJL Life Membership Award
Toby Rossner. Acceptance Speech

Author and Readers
Rosalind Reisner. Promoting Jewish Authors with Reader's Advisory Techniques

Caring for Rare Book Collections
Eva-Maria Jansson. Copenhagen Judaica: Old Collections and New Possibilities

Children's Hebrew Books, Videos and Websites: Where Do I Find Them and What's New Out There?
Janice Levine

Contemporary German-Jewish Writing and Publishing in Germany
Renate Evers

Digital Initiatives
Katherine Kott. The DLF Aquifer Initiative: Toward a Distributed Open Digital Library

Fiction Bonanza: New Adult Jewish Fiction 2004-2005
Merrily Hart, Julie Moss, Rosalind Reisner, Kate Wenner

Freshman Seminar: An Introduction to Judaica Librarianship
Part I: Rachel Kamin. Organizing, Classifying & Cataloging Your Library
Part II: Ellen Cole. A Librarian's Guide for the Perplexed: Developing an Adult Collection
Part III: Linda Silver. A Librarian's Guide for the Perplexed: Developing a Children's Collection

Jewish Publishing: International Perspectives
Rita Saccal. History of Jewish Publishing in Argentina

Judaica in the Golden West
Saundra Lipton. Buried Treasure in the Golden West North of the 49th Parallel:
Judaic Research Resources in Western Canada

R & S Cataloging Panel
Rachel Simon. Collection Level Cataloging

Pearlstein, Peggy. Ladino Books in the Library of Congress: Bringing Henry V. Besso's Bibliography and Beyond to the Web

Special Collections
Irene L. Munster. From Norwich to the Pampas and Back: The Archive of Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer at Duke University

Sydney Taylor Body-of-Work Award
Eric Kimmel. Acceptance Speech

Sydney Taylor Book Award
Pnina Moed Kass. Acceptance Speech

Why Should Young Adults Read Holocaust Literature Anyway?
Anne Dublin