Association of Jewish Libraries 49th Annual Conference, June 22 - 25, 2014
Las Vegas, NV
The Association of Jewish Libraries will hold its 49th Annual Conference at the Westin Las Vegas Hotel from June 22 - 25, 2014. We invite librarians, educators, authors, archivists, scholars and others to participate and share their interest in Judaica librarianship and related topics. This is the only professional conference attended by most of the librarians in the Judaica field.
The Association of Jewish Libraries promotes Jewish literacy through enhancement of libraries and library resources, and through leadership for the profession and practitioners of Judaica librarianship. The Association fosters access to information, learning, teaching and research relating to Jews, Judaism, the Jewish expression and Israel.
What does Full Registration include?
Full registration includes all sessions as well as Glatt Kosher (Va'ad Kashrut of Las Vegas) meals, Sunday dinner through Tuesday lunch: Sunday dinner, Monday breakfast, lunch and dinner, Tuesday breakfast and lunch. This does not include Tuesday night dinner or Wednesday morning breakfast. A Kosher box meal can be pre-ordered for Wednesday breakfast or lunch with your registration here.
How do I make my payment?
Credit cards are accepted through Paypal for your convenience, although Paypal charges AJL an additional fee to process them. If you would like to pay by check, select 'Show Other Payment Options' to pay offline. After completing your online registration, mail your check to Debbie Stern, AJL Treasurer, 502 Arbutus St., Philadelphia, PA. 19119.
Where can I make hotel reservations?
The Conference will be held at the Westin Las Vegas Hotel. Contact the hotel to make reservations and to obtain the special conference rate by May 30, 2014. The $105 per night rate plus a mandatory $5 resort fee and tax of 12% will be honored 3 days prior to the conference and 3 days after the conference. A wifi package can be added for an additional $10.
For registration information, please contact Marsha Lustigman at firstname.lastname@example.org
For conference information, please contact Suzi Dubin at email@example.com
For advertising and exhibits information, please contact Jackie Ben-Efraim at firstname.lastname@example.org
Where can I find the AJL Conference Program?
Podcasts and past conference program information are available on our website at www.jewishlibraries.org. The Preliminary Program schedule will be available on our website in December 2013.
Where can I find information about Advertising, Exhibiting and Sponsorship?
There are many opportunities to support our conference through ads in our Program book, sponsorship of members, presenters, sessions and meals. Please contact Jackie Ben-Efraim at email@example.com or go to our website www.jewishlibraries.org for complete information.
What is the refund policy?
Refund requests must be submitted prior to May 24 to Marsha Lustigman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Refund requests before May 24 are subject to a $36 cancellation fee. After May 24 refund requests are subject to $100 cancellation fee. Refunds will be processed and mailed after July 16.
Conference Subsidies and Scholarships?
Subsidies and scholarships to help with the costs of conference attendance are available to AJL members only. To learn more about becoming a member please go to the AJL website at www.jewishlibraries.org.
Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino and Spa
160 East Flamingo Road
Susan Dubin, AJL Conference Chair
For conference and hotel information please contact Susan Dubin, AJL Conference Chair at email@example.com
For registration information please contact Marsha Lustigman, AJL Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org
For advertising and exhibits information please contact Jackie Ben-Efraim at email@example.com
Early-Bird Registration Fee Extended to April 25!
Due to the Passover Holiday, we have extended the Early-Bird Registration fee date until April 25.
Children’s Literature Writing Workshop
This workshop is limited to the first 12 who register. It will be offered on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 9 AM – 1 PM. The cost is $50.
Sacramento, CA 95826
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Conference Subsidies and Scholarships
The application for financial support to attend the AJL 2014 Conference in Las Vegas is now available on the AJL website.
Applications must be received by March 21, 2014.
You must be a current member of AJL at the time of application.
Applicants will be notified about stipend amounts by April 7.
Acceptance and full conference registration are required by April 16.
For more information, please contact Lenore Bell: firstname.lastname@example.org
AJL 49th Annual Conference will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Westin Hotel, 1 block from the famous Las Vegas Strip. The hotel offers a quiet casino, showroom, and several restaurants on site as well as a rooftop pool and spa with a spectacular view of the Las Vegas lights. Our program will feature Lisa Hansel, one of the educational innovators who presented the Common Core curriculum. She will speak about this movement weeping the country and its implications for libraries. We will also present a series of LIFE (Libraries Involved in the Future of Education) talks patterned after the TED talks in addition to many opportunities for networking, sharing ideas, and professional development.