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Convention Summary, Day Two

The following is a summary of the AJL's Facebook feed from yesterday's convention proceedings.

  • Feinstein lecture. One of our resident librarian-scholars, Yossi Galron, gave the lecture Monday night. Dressed in a tie! He led us through the history of Jewish bibliography. I would like to have seen of his own online bio-bibliography, but he modestly left it out.

  • April Wayland Halpern tells the group about writing New Year's on the Pier.

  • April Wayland Halpern reads us her story.

  • When they say "the STBA committee tells all" they mean "all" The committee gleefully recounted the arguements they had, especially when trying to decide if a book is "Jewish" sfs

  • Margarita Engle tells about writing Tropical Secrets.

  • On the left, Margarita Engle's parents still married 62 years later. On the right, Margarita visiting her Cuban family's farm on land purchased with gold from a pirate ancestor.

  • My eyes are starting to cross a bit at the RDA talk. I'm trying to remember what RDA stands for ... Really Detailed something? lots of small changes to our cataloging practices. Adam Schiff is doing a great job zipping through slides and explaining the changes from AACR2. His presentation is at

  • New Sydney Taylor Award Committee members, Aimee Lurie and Debbie Feder, prepare to deliver their 2011 Sneak Peak presentations.

  • Heidi Estrin, Lisa Silverman, Ellen Cole and Kathe Pinchuck begin their discussion of Children's Book Reviewing.

  • The AJL's pre-Award Banquet reception.

  • Dr. Geoffrey Megargee, accepts the Judaica Reference Award.

  • April Wayland Halprin, author of New Year at the Pier, accepts the Sydney Taylor Book Award for Young Readers.

  • Robin Friedman accepts the Sydney Taylor Book Award for Older Readers.

  • Margarita Engle accepts the Sydney Taylor Book Award for Teen Readers.

  • Joan Schoettler accepts the Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award.

  • The Seattle Committee says thank you and goodbye...

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