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RUTH S. FRANK
JWB Jewish Book Council
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T
h e
w o r k
o f
the Committee on Objectives ended with the selec­
tion of Ruth S. Frank as director of the Council. She was formerly
the head librarian at the Jewish Day School in Rockville, Mary­
land, and has an MLS degree in Library Science from Catholic
University. The committee expressed confidence in her ability to
further the aims and objectives of the Council.
NATIONAL JEW ISH BOOK AWARDS COMMITTEE
Mrs. Frank Cohen and William Epstein, co-chairmen, Deborah
Brodie, Dr. Alan A. Mintz, Joseph Mlotek and Eve F. Roshevsky,
members.
Much effort was invested by this committee in rewriting and
publicizing the award rules and in the selection of judges for the
awards. The rules were sent to all publishers in the Jewish literary
marketplace. In the interest of continuity, it was decided to main­
tain two of the three judges on each panel and rotate one each
year. As of 1981, three nominees for each award are to be an­
nounced in January and the Final winner is to be determined in
March. The increased effort at promotion brought the awards to
the attention of the public in ads and news stories in the following:
N.Y. Times, Publishers Weekly, N.Y. Jewish Week and Boston
Advocate.
JEW ISH BOOK MONTH
The Szyk poster featuring the theme “Books: Our Heritage”
and bearing the dates of Jewish Book Month (November 14-
December 14, 1979) was well received in the Jewish community.
The poster was also reproduced in bookmark form.
In the interest of artistic expression it was decided to omit a
theme for Jewish Book Month 1980.
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