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AJL 2020 DIGITAL CONFERENCE: Thursday Announcements


  • WOW, what a week it’s been!  It’s the final day of the AJL Digital Conference with six more sessions and two more special evening programs.  Be sure to check Socio for the most up-to-date information.  

  • ADDITION TO THE PROGRAM: AJL will host an Author Open House on Thursday at 5pmEDT.  All authors (children’s, adult, fiction, non-fiction, Jewish or any topic) are invited to briefly share a few words about their newest book.  We have such a diverse and talented group of authors & illustrators as part of our AJL community - come and meet them all in this fun, informal and interactive session!

  • Show off your AJL swag, favorite librarian t-shirt, stylish hat, pajamas, or other fun apparel at our closing program, the Brain Bash Trivia Event on Thursday at 7pmEDT.  There will be prizes! Bring your own beverage and/or munchies and encourage all of your AJL friends to join the fun!

  • While you can rate individual sessions on the Socio App, we also ask that you complete the Conference Evaluation.  Access it from the Socio website or App.  Your feedback is incredibly important to us!

  • All conference attendees will have access to the Socio App and website for at least a year so you have plenty of time to watch the recordings of the sessions you missed and download the handouts.  However, please note the recording of Lesléa Newman’s presentation “Maidels and Dreidels and Ladles, Oh My! The Journey of a Jewish Children’s Book Writer” will only be available until the end of July.  Most of the content will be archived as part of the conference proceedings as well.  You can also continue to use Socio to connect with colleagues.  We will be using Socio for future conferences so don’t delete the app from your phone just yet! 




  • Don’t forget to bring your finished moon-and-stars coloring page from Creation Colors by Ann D. Koffsky (Apples & Honey Press) to the Brain Bash Trivia and Cocktail Hour at 7pm ET on Thursday!

  • You can still shop the AJL store on Zazzle for t-shirts, mugs, notebooks, and more!


Heidi Rabinowitz presented at the ALA Virtual Conference on June 26 as part of the Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) about “Promoting Multicultural Library Services in Virtual Spaces.” Click here to read more about it in American Libraries Magazine and read Heidi’s remarks on her blog




AJL would like to thank our sponsors for the Thursday sessions: Kalaniot Books/Endless Mountain PublishingPsik Books & Technologies Ltd.Jerusalem Books/Geffen PublishingOPALS/MediaFlexKar-Ben PublishingDan Wyman BooksEric Chaim KlineEBSCOand OCLC. Also, be sure to visit our Sponsor Ads from our Socio website or App.  


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