Collection Development for Judaica Materials Workshop

 While completing your purchase, fill in the name and e-mail address of the participant who will sign in to the event by clicking the "Attendees" button to the right of the item in your cart. This individual will receive an e-mail from WebEx confirming registration before the event begins. Attendees should add messenger@webex.com to their approved email sender list, so they can ensure that they receive the automatic notifications.

$75.00
ALA Member: 
$ 67.50
Item Number:
1541-9262
Date: 
Day:  December 14, 2017
Time:  2:30pm to 4:00pm EST
Delivery Method: 
Live
Duration: 
90 minutes
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This workshop is a collaboration between ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions and the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL).

Collection Development for Judaica Materials Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Thursday, December 14, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

This workshop addresses the needs of non-specialist librarians who wish to build or enhance their library’s Judaica holdings or for anyone interested in building a collection of Judaic materials. The session includes an overview of the different types of Judaica libraries and collections (who collects what and why), as well as an overview of notable vendors of Judaic resources and bibliographic resources.

This will be followed by step-by-step guidance on collection building, which will take into account traditional collection development techniques, such as environmental scanning, patron needs assessments, and institutional mission alignment, together with other considerations such as library funding. The workshop will also cover just-in-time purchasing for access to core resources versus just-in-case purchasing designed to augment, preserve, and provide access to limited resources.

While completing your purchase, fill in the name and e-mail address of the participant who will sign in to the event by clicking the "Attendees" button to the right of the item in your cart. This individual will receive an e-mail from WebEx confirming registration before the event begins. Attendees should add messenger@webex.com to their approved email sender list, so they can ensure that they receive the automatic notifications.

This is an online event hosted through WebEx. Further technical information is available at the ALA Store FAQ page.

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Rebecca Jefferson

Rebecca Jefferson is the head of the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica at the University of Florida, where she is in charge of collection management and development. Her Ph.D. in medieval Hebrew is from King’s College, University of Cambridge. She previously worked with the famous Cairo Genizah manuscript collection, serving as its bibliographer for 12 years. Her published research focuses on the history of this collection. Jefferson is currently the principal investigator, together with Dean Judith Russell, on a National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant to protect, preserve, and promote hidden or endangered Jewish community materials from Florida, Latin America, and the Caribbean. She also serves as the president of the Research Libraries, Archives and Special Collections Division of the Association of Jewish Libraries.

If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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Accommodations are offered based on user needs. For transcription, live captioning, or other accessibility requests, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.