Conference: 2007 Conference Proceedings

The 42nd Annual AJL Conference was held at the Scottsdale Hilton Resort and Villas in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, June 17-20, 2007.

Scottsdale, AZ


The Jewish National and University Library, through its David and Fela
Shapell Family Digitization Project has digitized and made openly available via the
Internet hundreds of thousands of pages of books, newspapers, maps and manuscripts as
well as selected sound recordings. The technology of providing information via the
Internet includes logging every file sent with the address to which it was dispatched.
Analysis of this mass of information can provide interesting insights as to what is being


In December 2005 the Stanford University Libraries acquired collection of
rare archival documents, ephemera, maps, posters, photographs, books, pamphlets, and
journals devoted to Tel Aviv—the “first Hebrew city “—from its founding in 1909 until
Israel declared its independence in 1948. These materials belonged to Eliasaf Robinson,
one of Israel’s leading antiquarian booksellers, and he assembled this collection over a
period of four decades. This presentation will focus on the collection’s contours and on


What is Mother Goose doing in a synagogue or JCC library? The Mother
Goose Program, presented to families with infants and toddlers, at Congregation Beth
Am, Los Altos Hills, CA, was modeled after a program in the Sunnyvale Public Library.
An important component of young children’s language development includes rhymes,
songs, finger plays and stories. The purpose of the Mother Goose Program at Beth Am
was to welcome young families to the synagogue, provide opportunities for them to meet