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Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Convention
of the Association of Jewish Libraries

Scottsdale, Arizona, June 17-20, 2007

Compiled by Joan Biella and Elana Gensler

© 2007 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


Title page

Building Collections
Baker, Zachary. The “First Hebrew City”: Collecting on Tel Aviv and Israel at Stanford
Abstract & biography

Enough with the Cowboys and Indians Already: Jews of the West
Gold, Rabbi Shefa. Jewish in the Wilderness

Fannie Goldstein Award
White, Libby. Award Presentation Speech
Cole, Ellen. Award Acceptance Speech

Freshman Seminar
Stabler, Elizabeth F.
Ask the Librarian

Getting at the Truth
Levy, David B. The Ethics, Hermeneutics, Politics, and Theology of Hebraica Translations - The Cases of Shir HaShirim, Akedat Yitzhak, Isaiah's almah vs. parthenos, Michaelangelo's mistranslation of keren, and kelei zemer in Tehillim Across History in the Targumim, Septuagint, Peshita, Vulgate, Tafsir (Arabic), Yiddish, Ladino, Biur of Mendelssohn, and Rosenzweig's Die Heilige Schrift und ihre Verdeutschung

How to Write Book Reviews and Use Them for Collection Development
Cole, Ellen. Secrets of Success for Reviewers
White, Libby. Getting Started in Book Reviewing

Literature is More Than Just Books
Tarbescu, Edith. Changing Picture Books to Plays

Meet the Award Winners
Sugarman, Brynn. Sydney Taylor Honor Award Winner for Younger Readers
Roy, Jennifer. Sydney Taylor Honor Award Winner for Older Readers

Mother Goose and the Jewish Library
Rauchwerger, Diane
Jewish Nursery Rhymes, Fingerplays, & Songs
Mother Goose
Mother Goose Programming
Mother Goose Program Evaluation

On the Web
Adler, Elhanan. Who is Using the Jewish Digital Library?
Abstract & biography

Reference & Bibliography Awards
Rosenbloom, Jim. Award Presentation Speech

Sydney Taylor Book Awards
Ferber, Brenda. Award Acceptance Speech

Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award
Grossberg, Aileen. Award Presentation Speech
Mermelstein, Yael. Award Acceptance Speech