News of AJLSC Members

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AJLSC Member News – Archives

In order to keep our current News fresh, we transfer some member news to this – our Archives page.


AJLSC Members who serve on the AJL Council, 2014-2016

Dr. Yaffa Weisman – AJL President.
Library Director, Frances-Henry Library, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles, CASheryl Stahl – AJL Vice President for Membership.
Senior Associate Librarian, Frances-Henry Library, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles, CASharon Benamou – President of RAS (Research Libraries, Archives, and Special Collections Division).
UCLA Hebraica/Judaica & Music Catalog LibrarianJackie Ben-Efraim — Chairperson, AJL Advertising
Special Collections Librarian, American Jewish University.Enid Sperber — — Chairperson, AJL Bibliography Bank
Library Consultant/Archivist, Temple Israel of Hollywood

AJLSC Members who participated in the 2015 AJL Annual Conference in Washington, DC – June 21-24, 2015:

Committee Members:Dr. Yaffa Weisman, AJL President – Conference Advisor
Sharon Benamou, RAS President – Conference Advisor
Susan Dubin – Chairperson of Meals, Conference Advisor
Sheryl Stahl – AJL Vice President for Membership
Jackie Ben-Efraim, Chairperson, Exhibits & AdsProgram Moderators:David Hirsch and Dr. Yaffa Weisman. Program Presenters/Participants:Lisa Silverman:  What Are We Reading – The Latest and Greatest of Jewish Fiction for Adults; and Writing an Excellent Book Review – Tips & Tools for Librarians. Director, Sinai Temple Blumenthal Library, Los Angeles, CAAJL Past Presidents Honored during 50th anniversary celebration:Our AJLSC members: Susan Dubin (2008-10), Ronda Rose (2004-06), Barbara Y. Leff (1980-82), Harvey Horowitz (1978-80)

Resources by AJLSC Authors (continued from Resources and Links webpage)

Silverman, LisaArticlesSay It With Song: Children’s Books for the Festival of Lights, Jewish Journal, December 4, 2014. Three New Kids’ Books, and some Poetry for Adults, Jewish Journal, September 19, 2014. (Includes a Rosh Hashanah story and a biography of Golda Meir). ‘Hidden,’ A Child’s View of the Holocaust in Graphic FormJewish Journal, April 25, 2014. Holiday Tales will Tantalize Tots and ParentsJewish Journal, April 2, 2014. Favorite Children’s Books Old and New, Jewish Journal, November 21, 2013. Holiday Reading Round-Up for KidsJewish Journal, August 22, 2013. Resistance and Rescuers: Holocaust Books for Kids, Jewish Journal, April 3, 2013. Families Reading Together: Two Summer Novels for Children(Gr. 4-6). Jewish Journal, August 14, 2012. Books for Children and Teens (High Holy Days), Jewish Journal, September 5, 2012.  For the Kids, Beyond the QuestionsJewish Journal, March 29, 2012. Books that make perfect Chanukah gifts (for kids and teens), Jewish Journal, November 21, 2012. Chanukah for the Kids, Jewish Journal, November 23, 2011. Jewish Children’s Book Awards: Winning Literature Tackles Complex IssuesJewish Journal, 2011. It’s Christmastime for Chanukah Books – Jewish Journal, December 3-9, 2010, print edition, p. 39, and in the Journal’s online edition. What’s New For Kids to Read? Jewish Journal, August 4, 2010. Bibliography of Illustrated Books on the Holocaust, February 1, 2009 – presented at AJL Convention, June 2009, under session title, “Teaching the Holocaust through Picture Books.” “Bearing Witness Through Picture Books.” School Library Journal, 3/1/2007. Using Picture Books to Introduce Children to the Holocaust. Originally published in The Five Owls, Volume XVI, No. 4, 2002; pp. 38-39, and reprinted in Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter, May/June 2003, Volume XXI, No. 4, p.1 ff.For recent articles by Lisa Silverman, see Resources and Links.