AJL Educational Opportunities
ClassesThe Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) is pleased to announce AJL Classroom, providing librarianship training with a focus on Judaic and Hebraic content. As the leading authority on Judaic librarianship, AJL is committed to providing professional development and educational opportunities to its members and the public, serving all types of libraries, including academic, archival, research, school, center, public, and synagogue libraries. AJL Classroom will develop and offer specialized courses (both online and in person) on a variety of topics.
AJL Classroom: Evaluating YA Literature
Dates: May 9–10, 2022
Time: 7:00–9:00 pm EDT
Instructor: Rebecca Levitan
AJL members $75.00
What makes a book a young adult book? How can you provide appropriate advisories for teen readers while standing on one foot? Participants will discuss appropriateness in terms of both content and readability and focus on making matches between books and readers.
Rebecca Levitan holds a BA in history and Judaic studies from Binghamton University and an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a full-time generalist librarian and the children’s coordinator at the Pikesville Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library in Baltimore, Maryland. She is the immediate past chair of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee, vice president of AJL’s Schools, Synagogues, Centers and Public Libraries Division, coeditor of children’s and teen books for AJL News and Reviews, and president of the AJL Capital Area Chapter. As a mom of three young children, she is passionate about quality Jewish literature. Rebecca is also an avid knitter and can often be found working on a shawl that she will likely not wear because it is too warm in Baltimore most of the year.
AJL Classroom: Programming & Outreach for Synagogue Libraries
Mondays, November 15 & 22, 2021 via Zoom
4:30PM PT / 7:30PM ET (90 minutes)
$150 nonmembers / $75 members
Instructor: Rachel Kamin
Classes in Development
- Judaism 101
- Introduction to Evaluating a Collection