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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
Dr. Jacob Kabakoff continued to serve as editor for a fourth
year. A promotion campaign for the volume initiated in the Fall
o f the year proved most successful in increasing its distribution. A
decision was made to increase the size o f the printing o f volume
38 and to raise the price to $15.00. A number o f standing orders
placed by Synagogue, Center and University libraries was aug­
mented this year.
L IB R A R Y A N D PU B L IC A T IO N S COM M IT TE E
Dr. Leonard Gold, chairman, Deborah Brodie, Dr. Paula E.
Hyman, Philip E. Miller and Dr. Menahem Schmelzer, members.
The committee decided to review all publications and evaluate
which needed updating and which were to be discontinued. The
following publications are currently being revised and updated:
A
M anua l f o r Jewish Community Center, School and Congregation L ib­
raries,
by Margot Berman, and a
Selected Children’s List,
by Bea
Stadtler and Marcia Posner. A new list o f
Large P r in t Books o f
Jewish Interest
is in preparation by Helene Tuchman. All are
projected for publication during the Fall o f 1980.
The brochure about the activities o f the Council was rewritten,
updated and distributed for the first time at the JWB Biennial. It
was recommended that the criteria for the presentation o f Li­
brary Citations be reevaluated.
L IA ISO N W IT H P U B L ISH E R S
A strengthening o f the ties with publishers was pursued further
this year. The efforts o f William Epstein resulted in a cooperative
display o f Judaica with the Association o f Jewish Book Publishers
at the Moscow Book Fair. The following publishers’ titles were
displayed in addition to the Council’s Jewish Book Month poster
and the
Jewish Book A nnua l:
Avon Books, Bantam Books, Crown
Publishers, Doubleday
8c
Co., Farrar, Straus
8c
Giroux, Fawcett
World Library, Harper & Row, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, Random
House, Charles Scribner’s Sons, and Simon
8c
Schuster. Dr. Sid­
ney B. Hoenig, of blessed memory, represented the Council at the
Fair. The decision to invite general publishers to affiliate with the
Council was a new effort in working with publishers this year.
JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL