Association of Jewish Libraries-NYMA Winter 2015 Conference

The New York Metropolitan Area Chapter of the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL-NYMA) will hold its Winter 2015 Conference on Tuesday, January 27th, 10 am – 1:30 pm, at Chabad Lubavitch Library Exhibition Hall, 770 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11213 between Kingston and Brooklyn Avenues (10-11 am) and Oholei Torah, 667 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11213 between Brooklyn and New York Avenues (11am-1:30 pm).


10:00-11:00 am Tour of Ginzei Seforim Exhibit at Chabad Library, including introduction and Q & A session with Rabbi Shalom DovBer Levine, Director of the Chabad Lubavitch Research Library and Curator of the Exhibit (more info:

11:00-11:30 am Registration, Networking & Light Lunch

11:30 -12:15 pm Naomi Steinberger, Director of Library Services, Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary
From Qumran to U’Belechtecha Ba-derech: A brief history of Jewish collections over 2,000 years.
An illustrated survey of Jewish collections. This overview will discuss the development and movement of Jewish collections on six continents over the course of 2,000 years.

12:15-1:00 pm Dr. Janette Silverman, Outreach Director at JTS’s Davidson Graduate School of Education and Professional genealogist
Making History Relevant and Personal.
This session will explore the ways that we can use primary documents, archives and other library resources to help our teachers and students connect with historical events. We will look at library holdings and resources that can be accessed over the internet to help our students become engaged and identify with history.


RSVP REQUIRED by Wednesday January 22nd to [email protected] with the subject line “AJL-NYMA Winter 2015 Conference” so we can order food appropriately.
Payment is at the door: NYMA members, $10; non-members, $18. *Photo ID required for entrance to the conference.


Subway: #3 to Kingston Avenue (@ Eastern Parkway)
Bus: B43 (to Kingston Avenue and Eastern Parkway); B45 (St. Johns Place and Kingston Avenue)

Please note that no outside food may be brought into the facility and a light lunch will be provided.

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