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2020 AJL Conference Update, March 18, 2020

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Due to the COVID-19 virus, the in-person conference has been canceled and a new virtual conference is being designed.

AJL Conference Update 

by Marcie Eskin & Rachel Kamin

March 18, 2020





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Due to ongoing uncertainty in regard to future conferences in general, AJL leadership has made the decision to put a freeze on registrations for the 2020 Conference at this time. The conference is not cancelled. We will accept new registrations when things become more clear in regard to current issues surrounding the Coronavirus measures across the country. 

We also advise those who have already registered and may wish a refund to please wait until there is more direction from the organization. At this time, as stated on the Registration Frequently Asked Questions document on the Upcoming Conference page of the AJL website, refunds are permitted, with a charge of $36 if you paid electronically.

We have also eliminated the "Early Bird" member rate, and, if we proceed, all registrations will be at the $450 rate up until the day before the start of the conference.

Please check the AJL website and conference page. All future notifications in this regard will be posted there and also on the HaSafran listserv.

Stay healthy everyone!

Lisa Silverman

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National Conference Chair


To read previous weekly conference updates, go to the 55TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2020 page of the AJL website and scroll down to the “Documents” section.



Association of Jewish Libraries

Annual Conference

June 29-July 1, 2020

Hilton Orrington Hotel

Evanston, Illinois

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