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The Association of Jewish Libraries Conference in Review

As many of you know, last month I had the great pleasure of attending the annual conference of the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) for the first time. I was there in my capacity as Media Editor of Fig Tree Books; you may have even caught my account of one of the conference sessions, a panel on book-reviewing, over on the Fig Tree blog.

Indeed, I did sneak out to a few of the many wonderful sessions. But I remained based primarily at the table where Fig Tree books, galleys, and flyers were displayed.

So I’m especially happy to see that the AJL has very generously assembled a set of conference proceedings. Even more generously, they have made this material available to the public.

I look forward to spending some quality time reading materials from sessions that I missed. And I have a sneaking suspicion that some of you may enjoy doing the same, because whether you’re interested in “Bringing Israel to Today’s Kids and Families Through Children’s Books,” “The Latest and Greatest in Jewish Fiction for Adults,” or “The American Jewish Newspaper Digitization Project,” there’s likely something that will draw your attention. Enjoy!



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