Faith Jones is recipient of the 2007 RUSA ABC-CLIO Online History Award

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March 13, 2007

Faith Jones is recipient of the 2007 RUSA ABC-CLIO Online History Award

CHICAGO — Faith Jones, head of Literature and Language Collection, Mid-Manhattan Library, the New York Public Library, is the 2007 recipient of the ABC-CLIO Online History Award, administered by the History Section of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

The award, which consists of a citation and $3,000 donated by ABC-CLIO, is given to encourage, recognize and commend professional achievement in historical reference and research librarianship.

Faith Jones is receiving the award for her work in the creation and completion of the The Yizkor Books Project.
The Yizkor Books Project offers access to a collection of more than 600 digitized, privately printed Holocaust memorial books owned by the library that offer a rich source of information about Jewish families and communities in eastern Europe prior to World War II.
Contemporary families of holocaust victims, genealogists, and historians of the prewar decades can use the Yizkor Books website ( to quickly locate books on known communities of interest.

“The Yizkor Books Project at the New York Public Library was chosen for this award because it provides wide dissemination of an important and extensive collection of difficult to find Holocaust memorial books written by survivors about Jewish families and communities in Eastern Europe,” said David Lincove, award committee chair.
“Each book in the database serves as a collective memoir useful to people doing family research and for the general study of the Holocaust and the history of Europe in the 20th century.”

The award will be presented at RUSA Awards Ceremony on June 25, 2007, from 4 to 6 p.m., during the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC.