Conference Proceeding: What’s a Nice Jewish Book Group Doing in a Catholic University? The Book Group as a Community Outreach Tool

This presentation addresses the question of how academic libraries can support Jewish culture on their campuses and beyond by describing the experience of designing and delivering a Jewish literature reading and discussion group. The presenter will discuss the features that distinguish this academic book group from more traditional recreational reading groups, describe the surprising membership of the group, and illustrate how over time a program like this can act as outreach to an entire community.