HUC-JIR Library Announces New Homepages

Monday, July 2, 2007

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These pages are the culmination of a redesign process which began last spring with a usability study under the direction of Sheryl Stahl, the Library Webmaster. Library staff interviewed students and faculty on the three stateside campuses to learn how we might redesign the site to better serve our users needs. 

While the Library worked to add quality, content and organization to the site, our Web Manager, Brendan Rice, worked to make it both elegant and functional. 

In the very near future, we will be adding images from our manuscript collections, as well as from HUC-JIR's Artist in Residence programs, and those of local artists. 

The latest trend in web pages is to "keep it in beta." Thus, these pages will continue to be works-in-progress as we respond to the input of our users and find new resources to include. If you have additional suggestions or requests, please send them to Sheryl Stahl ( And, as always, please feel free to ask an HUC-JIR librarian for assistance.

Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's first institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to 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, 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.