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m er ica
at the Americana and Hilton hotels in New York attracted thou­
sands of librarians from public and college libraries throughout
the United States as well as from overseas. Mrs. Charles Schwartz
was chairman of the exhibit committee.
Library Citations
In keeping with its avowed policy of aiding and encouraging
the growth of Jewish libraries, the Jewish Book Council grants
citations of merit to Jewish Community Centers, synagogues,
Jewish schools, and similar groups which have libraries that meet
the minimum requirements for a Jewish library according to a
plan of certification adopted by the Council. Among the criteria
and minimum requirements for the citation are: the library
must be organized at least one year; at least one room must be
set aside for its exclusive use; there must be a librarian either
full or part time; a fixed annual budget; a minimum of
books of Jewish interest regardless of language; an accession of
a minimum of 100 books of Jewish interest during the previous
year; a catalogue accessible to readers; the library must be open
at least ten hours a week. In addition to the above requirements,
the library must participate actively in Jewish Book Month activi­
ties and render various services for the enrichment of Jewish cul­
189 citations have already been granted. The following were
the recipients in 1966:
Congregation Keneseth Israel
Allentown, Pa.
Temple Sinai Library
Brookline, Mass.
Ruth A. Lipsky Memorial Library
Cambria Heights Jewish Center
Cambria Heights, N.Y.
Jordan E. Feuer Library
Congregation K. I. N. S.
of West Rogers Park
Chicago, 111.
Burdick Library
Temple Israel
of Northern Westchester
Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.
Temple Isaiah Library
Forest Hills, N.Y.
Harry S. White Memorial
Temple B ’nai Jehudah
Kansas City, Mo.
Jewish Community Center'
Long Beach, Calif.
Temple B ’Nai Israel Library
Monroe, La.
Temple Emanuel Library
New Hyde Park, N.Y.
Bess and Nathan P. Jacobs
Beth El Synagogue Center
New Rochelle, N.Y.