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PAULA GRIBETZ GOTTLIEB
JWB Jewish Book Council
1985-1986
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underwent changes this year in its
leadership and relationship with JWB and it emerged strong and
vibrant. Ruth S. Frank, who brought the Council up to a high
standard of quality programs, publications and community serv­
ice, left at the end of November and moved to Washington, D.C.
Dr. Marcia Posner served as the interim director, and in January
Paula Gribetz Gottlieb was appointed director.
The JWB and the Jewish Book Council ratified a Memo of
Understanding clarifying the relationship of the two organiza­
tions. JWB restated its commitment to the Book Council in terms
of financial support and aid in organizing development pro­
grams.
Among the highlights of the year were the Jewish publishing
night at the American Booksellers Association (ABA) meeting in
New Orleans on May 24-27, and the 37th National Jewish Book
Awards on June 3, 1986.
CONFERENCES
The Jewish Book Council attended Everychild, the second
biennial conference on young people and media sponsored by
the Children’s Book Council at the New York Hilton on August
23-25. The Council took a booth and sold a record number of its
publication,
SelectedJewish Children’s Books
by Dr. Marcia Posner.
Contacts were made with librarians who shared their concerns
about Jewish publishing with the Book Council staff. Discussions
were also held with publishers who were considering starting a
program of Jewish children’s book publishing.
The Book Council had a successful booth at the JWB Biennial
Convention in Toronto on April 9-13. Copies of posters,
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