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Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals

With great pleasure, we announce our call for proposals for the 2022 AJL conference, to be held, safety permitting, in Philadelphia, June 26–29, 2022. 

Librarians, scholars, educators, archivists, authors, and library advocates are invited to submit proposals for papers and presentations on all aspects of librarianship and on topics related to Jews, Judaism, the Jewish experience, or Israel. Presentations should be relevant to library professionals working in academic and research institutions, archives, synagogues, day schools, or Jewish community centers as well as public schools or libraries serving Jewish communities. Past topics have included collection development and management, programming, reader advisory services, special and rare collections, archival science, cataloging and classification, Jewish literature and literacy, digital and electronic resources, and emerging technologies.

As we will be meeting in Philadelphia, the “City of Brotherly Love,” after so many months of virtual meetings, our motto for 2022 will be “Together again.” This year we especially encourage submissions that highlight ways that Judaica collections create connections. Topics could include but are not limited to:

  • Work to bring together dispersed collections
  • National or international collaborations around collections
  • Public outreach to different audiences around specific collections
  • “Back to the office” challenges and solutions after remote work

Co-presenters and panel presentations are welcome; however, each presenter must submit a separate proposal. All submissions must be received by January 31, 2022. Proposals will be reviewed by the Programming Committee and all applicants will be notified in March 2022.

The call for proposals can be found here: