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2021 Conference

Join the Association of Jewish Libraries Sunday, June 27 - Thursday, July 1, 2021 for the AJL 2021 Digital Conference: Moving Forward.

We are excited to invite you to our 2021 Digital Conference!

Most of our sessions will take place between 11:00am-4:00pm EDT on Zoom. You will hear from outstanding scholars, knowledgeable and experienced librarians, archivists, and educators, and award-winning authors as well as receive updates from our divisions and committees. All presentations will be recorded and will be made available, along with digital handouts, to all registrants for up to a year following the conference. Full abstracts and presenter bios will be available to conference registrants through the Socio app.

Conference topics will range from advocacy, digitization, and library management to documenting the COVID-19 pandemic, teaching remotely, and digital archives. Vendor Roundtables are scheduled to give attendees the opportunity to meet with booksellers, publishers and database providers. Pop into the Virtual Hospitality Suite to chat with AJL leadership and network with other attendees in a casual, informal environment.

Registration opens on April 15, 2021.  

For registration questions, please email AJL Conference Registrar Marcie Eskin.
For payment questions, please email AJL Treasurer Holly Zimmerman.
For other conference information, please email 
conference@jewishlibraries.org.  
To place an ad in the conference program book or to become a sponsor, exhibitor, or vendor please email AJL Ad Manager Jackie Ben-Efraim.
 
For membership questions, please email AJL Membership V.P. Sharon Benamou.
The first 72 registrants will receive a Zazzle coupon for a free mug courtesy of Dan Wyman Books at the
AJL Zazzle Store where you can also purchase t-shirts, pens, notebooks and more!  

Sunday, June 27th:
Feinstein Lecture, Dr. Shalom Sabar, Professor Emeritus of Jewish Art and Folklore at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will speak on “The Hidden Treasures of Jewish Ephemera.”

Monday, June 28th:
International Librarians’ RoundtableAuthor Showcase.

Tuesday, June 29th:
2021 Sydney Taylor Book Awards and the Judaica Reference and Bibliography Awards

Wednesday, June 30th:
Natan SharanskyIsraeli politician, human rights activist, author and Soviet refusenikwill participate on a panel presentation about the Russian Library in Jerusalem.

2021 AJL Fiction Award Winners.

A Storytime Showcase.
A panel discussion on the new documentary The Last Cyclist.

Thursday, July 1st:
Richard Ovenden, Bodley’s Librarian at the University of Oxford, will deliver the Keynote Address on
“The Keepers: Librarians and Archivists as Preservers of the Truth.”

Please click here to see our AJL 2021 Conference Program/Schedule.

  • AJL Members, $65
  • Students , $35
  • Non-AJL Members, $150
  • We encourage you to join AJL to benefit from the Member rate.

Register Here:

Instructions:
Click on the Ticket dropdown menu below. You will see two options, Standard Registration ($150, which will be discounted to $65 for members) and Student Registration ($35, including AJL membership through 9/30/2021). Both members and non-members should select the Standard Registration option. Be sure to log in as a member for the $65 Member Cost ($85 discount) to appear. If you are not logged in, you will have the opportunity to check “I am a member” and enter your email address on the subsequent Identification page. Do not be concerned that the non-member cost is appearing in the Checkout total.  As long as you are logged in as a member, the $65 cost will appear on the final Payment page. Students should select the Student Registration option. The $35 cost will appear in the Checkout total and on the final Payment page.