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Judaica Librarianship
Number of Followers: 8  

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ISSN (Print) 2330-2976
Published by Association of Jewish Libraries Homepage  [1 journal]
  • “Love Your Neighbor”: An AJL Project to Combat Antisemitism

    • Authors: Heidi Rabinowitz; Kathleen Bloomfield
      PubDate: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 18:04:24 -070
  • June Cummins: A Tribute

    • Authors: Michelle H. Martin
      PubDate: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:53:09 -070
  • Leah Adler: A Tribute

    • Authors: Pearl Berger
      PubDate: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:50:40 -070
  • Scatter of the Literature

    • Authors: Haim A. Gottschalk
      PubDate: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:38:37 -070
  • JS/DH: Primary Sources and Open Data

    • Authors: Michelle Chesner
      PubDate: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:34:52 -070
  • The Cultural Doings and Undoings of the Sydney Taylor Book Award

    • Authors: Stacy M. Collins
      Abstract: The children’s book award is an ideological vehicle that communicates both implicit and explicit values to the wider world. For half a century, the Sydney Taylor Book Award has invoked criteria of literary excellence and authentic portrayals of Jewish experiences and the implicit cultural values that underpin them in its mission to recognize, celebrate, and perpetuate quality Jewish children’s literature. The award upholds and subverts cultural ideas of childhood, literary excellence, and Jewish authenticity in order to resist systems of power and dominant cultural narratives that seek to erase or flatten Jewish representation.
      PubDate: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:33:13 -070
  • The Sydney Taylor Book Award at Fifty: Trends in Canonized Jewish
           Children’s Literature (1968–2020)

    • Authors: Rachel Leket-Mor; Fred Isaac
      Abstract: The Sydney Taylor Book Award, sponsored by the Association of Jewish Libraries since 1968, is the only book award for children’s literature that represents the Jewish experience. The award’s fiftieth anniversary, celebrated in 2018, provided an opportunity to conduct a content analysis study of 102 books and summarize thematic and publishing trends across award categories and time periods. The data points collected were based on bibliographic records and, to smaller extent, on coded Holocaust-related themes. Conclusions refer to Jewish education in the United States and concepts of gender, identity, history, and Holocaust studies that have shaped it through children’s literature for over fifty years.
      PubDate: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:32:43 -070
  • Primary Sources in the College Classroom: The Beck Archives at the
           University of Denver Libraries

    • Authors: Jeanne Abrams
      Abstract: The University of Denver’s Libraries’ Special Collections, which include the Beck Archives of Rocky Mountain Jewish History, have made a concerted effort to encourage faculty to incorporate the use of primary sources into their undergraduate curricula. Teaching teams, consisting of special collections curators, reference and instruction librarians, and faculty members, used both digital and physical primary resources to engage students. These efforts led to the DU project’s being named the recipient of the 2018 Primary Source Award for Teaching from the Center of Research Libraries. This article details the project and highlights the Beck Archives items, which were especially effective as teaching materials.
      PubDate: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:32:02 -070
  • The UCLA Sephardic Archive Initiative: Finding the Keys to an Untold

    • Authors: Max Modiano Daniel
      Abstract: This essay introduces the scope and aim of the Sephardic Archive Initiative at the University of California, Los Angeles. In conjunction with the Library, Special Collections, and the Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, this project seeks to locate, collect, archive, and share documents and ephemera relating to Sephardic history. With a focus on their journeys to Los Angeles and Southern California, the initiative aims to tell the stories of Jews from North Africa, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, the Balkans, and the lands of the former Ottoman Empire. The transnational ties of Sephardic commercial, intellectual, religious, social, and family networks have produced a richly tangled web of history, which for the past century has found a thriving base in Los Angeles. The project seeks to create a hub of scholarly and communal investment, interest, and exploration of materials related to the Sephardic past.
      PubDate: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:30:51 -070
  • The Importance of Being Discovered: The Werner Von Boltenstern Shanghai
           Photograph and Negative Collection

    • Authors: Melanie Hubbard
      Abstract: The Werner von Boltenstern Shanghai Photograph and Negative Collection, housed in Loyola Marymount University’s William H. Hannon Library, is a series of photographs of 1930s–1940s Shanghai taken by Werner von Boltenstern. The images capture a time and place at a crossroads of culture and history. World War II and the Second Sino-Japanese War were raging and the city, a trade center populated by numerous peoples, including Chinese citizens, British, French, and American nationals, Sephardic and Russian Jews, and the occupying Japanese military, was receiving an influx of European Jews fleeing Nazi Europe. The rediscovery of this collection (it sat unused for many years) led to its digitization, a successful crowdsourcing effort to gather more metadata, and the incorporation of the collection into an LMU Literature of the Holocaust class digital project. Through these endeavors, the library has increased its understanding of the collection’s historical value, in particular as it relates to Holocaust studies and Jewish studies more broadly.
      PubDate: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:29:56 -070
  • The Victor Perera Papers: The Archive of a Twentieth Century
           Sephardic-American Writer

    • Authors: Gabriel Mordoch
      Abstract: The author shares the circumstances that led to his encounter with the personal archives of Victor Haim Perera (1934–2003), an award-winning Sephardic-American writer, journalist, environmental and political activist, and academic born in Guatemala City. Perera published six books on topics as varied as Sephardic history, the Maya Indians, and the Loch Ness monster, and contributed dozens of articles, short stories, and essays to newspapers, trade journals, magazines, and literary anthologies. This paper also provides an overview of Perera’s life and work and shares information about the Victor Perera Papers collection at the University of Michigan Library. It presents a case study illustrating that library catalogers can improve discoverability of and access to library special collections by expanding beyond their core duties and investigating the contexts behind the materials that cross their desks. The article ends with a preliminary bibliography of Perera’s works.
      PubDate: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:28:12 -070
  • Vol. 21 Editor's Note

    • Authors: Rachel Leket-Mor
      PubDate: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:26:27 -070
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