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SSCPL & JKM Roundtable: Freedom to Read vs Freedom from Disinformation
Wednesday, September 14, 2022

4:00pm PT / 7:00pm ET

Like most librarians, we at the Association of Jewish Libraries are concerned about the increase in book banning and the suppression of marginalized voices. At the same time, AJL members were disturbed to hear the defense of Holocaust denial books made at ALA’s 2022 annual conference during a session about the Unite Against Book Bans campaign. This panel will explore the tensions between defending the freedom to read and guarding against harmful disinformation.

Our guests are Deborah Caldwell-Stone, Director of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, and Michael Berenbaum, Professor at American Jewish University specializing in the study of the Holocaust.

This session is cosponsored by AJL’s SSCPL Division and Jewish Kidlit Mavens, and is open only to AJL members and members of Jewish Kidlit Mavens.


AJL Presents: Reference and Bibliography Awards
Thursday, September 15, 2022
9:00 am PT / noon ET / 7:00 pm Israel Time

Please join us on as we celebrate this year’s award winners for outstanding works of Judaica reference and bibliography.

  • Bibliography award: Marvin J. Heller, Essays on the Making of the Early Hebrew ּּּּּBook
  • Reference award: Eugene M. Avrutin and Elissa Bemporad, eds., Pogroms: A Documentary History
  • Honorable mention, Bibliography: Dov Cohen, Thesaurus of the Ladino Book 1490–1960: An Annotated Bibliography

Following recognition of the authors, Eugene Avrutin and Elissa Bemporad will discuss their book Pogroms.

This event is open to AJL members and the public. All are welcome.

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SSCPL Roundtable: Advocating for Israel through Books for Young People
Sunday, September 18, 2022
9:30 am PT / 12:30 pm ET / 7:30 pm Israel Time

What can you do when a school or library is promoting books with disinformation about Israel? Come learn practical steps you can take and get recommendations for alternative titles you can suggest.

This session is sponsored by AJL’s SSCPL Division and is for members only. All members are welcome.

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