Mission Statement

Association of Jewish Libraries of Southern California (AJLSC) is a chapter of The Association of Jewish Libraries, Inc. (AJL), an international corporation. This professional group fosters access to information and research in all forms of media relating to all things Jewish. The Association promotes Jewish literacy and scholarship and provides a community for peer support and professional development.

The mission of AJLSC is to foster the growth and development of Jewish libraries by:
• exchanging ideas on ways and means of solving specific library problems;
• raising standards for Jewish libraries and librarians by encouraging and supporting education for Jewish librarianship.

In addition, AJLSC seeks to promote knowledge of Judaic literature and sources of information among the general public.