Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL)

The Association of Jewish Libraries, Inc. is an international professional organization for librarians and others who have an interest in Judaica. Members include academic and research libraries, archives, special collections, Jewish community libraries, synagogue libraries, Jewish day school media centers, booksellers, publishers, and authors. The organization's mission is to promote Jewish literacy through enhancement of libraries and library resources and to provide leadership for the profession and practitioners of Judaica librarianship. Members seek to foster access to information, learning, teaching and research relating to Jews, Judaism, the Jewish experience and Israel. AJL provides leadership in the field through the AJL Newsletter, the scholarly journal Judaica Librarianship, and the blog People of the Books. Professional development and networking support is provided through the annual AJL convention and various one-day regional conferences, the online resources at the AJL website, and the Hasafran listserv. AJL promotes Judaic publishing excellence with its scholarly Reference and Bibliography Awards, and with its manuscript and book awards for children's and YA literature, named in memory of iconic Jewish-American author Sydney Taylor (All-of-a-Kind Family).





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