AJL members are an erudite bunch. Just this week, three articles have been published in various journals representing the expertise of AJL librarians.
Rachel Leket-Mor, President of AJL's RAS Division and Jewish Studies Librarian at Arizona State University Libraries, manages an enormous collection of Israeli chapbooks called IsraPulp. A detailed and enthusiastic article about the collection appears in ASU News
, and there is an associated podcast interview with Leket-Mor at http://lib.asu.edu/librarychannel/2008/10/10/ep83_israpulp
Kathe Pinchuck, AJL's Development Chair and Secretary of the SSC Division, has authored an article in NewCAJE's online journal The Jewish Educator
. "Rosh Pina: The Judaica Librarian as Cornerstone of Lifelong Jewish Learning," is the lead article in the journal's Fall 2011 issue and can be downloaded as a PDF at http://thejewisheducator.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/the-jewish-educator-fall-2011-05_pinchuk.pdf
Heidi Estrin, AJL's Vice-President/President-Elect, has contributed an article to School Library Journal's "Focus On" column. She was invited to write about celebrations and festivals, and created a recommended reading list on Jewish and other observances called "A Calendar of Holidays." The article can be seen in School Library Journal
's print magazine as well as online at http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/slj/printissue/currentissue/892545-427/celebrations_and_festivals_a_calendar.html.csp