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HUC-JIR Library Appointments

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Monday, July 1, 2002

Dr. David Ellenson has announced new appointments for distinguished administrators of HUC-JIR's Libraries:

Dr. David Gilner, Director of Libraries and Associate Director of the American Jewish Periodical Center, has been appointed Chair of the Board of Editors of Studies in Bibliography and Booklore and Bibliographica Judaica, publications of the HUC-JIR Library. Studies in Bibliography and Booklore is the oldest scholarly journal in English devoted to the study of Judaica and Hebraica books and bibliography; Bibliographica Judaica is the Library's monographic series devoted primarily to the publication of Judaic bibliographies (a full list of titles can be found on the HUC Press catalog at

Dr. Gilner has also been elected President of the Council of Archives and Research Libraries in Jewish Studies (CARLJS) of the National Foundation of Jewish Culture. His election took place at the 37th Annual Convention of the Association of Jewish Libraries in Denver, Colorado.

Laurel Wolfson, Deputy Librarian of the Klau Library in Cincinnati has been appointed Managing Editor of Studies in Bibliography and Booklore and Bibliographica Judaica. In addition, she has been installed as Treasurer of the Association of Jewish Libraries, where she has served for twelve consecutive years on its Council, begins her fifth year on its Executive Board, and has previously served two terms as Vice President for Publications.

Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates leaders to serve North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, museums, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding.