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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
The 38th National Jewish Book Awards ceremony was held on
June 10th, 1987, at the Kaufman Auditorium of the Ramaz
School. This year’s event attracted a record crowd. The evening
began with a private buffet dinner for award winning authors,
publisher representatives, award donors and judges. At the cere­
mony which followed awards were presented. The author accept­
ance speeches were particularly moving and the evening was
made extra special by two citation presentations — the Yiddish
citation to Berl Kagan, compiler of the
Lexicon of Yiddish Writers
(distributed by the Workmen’s Circle) and a Special Citation to
the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, for its generous support of
the work of a large number of scholars and authors.
NATIONAL JEW ISH BOOK AWARDS CEREMONY
LIBRARY AND PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE
At the National Jewish Book Awards Ceremony, Dr. Leonard
Gold, chairman of the Library and Publications Committee, pres­
ented citations to the following libraries which met the criteria
established by the Council:
Birmingham Jewish
Day School Library
Birmingham, Alabama
Solomon Schechter School of
Westchester Library
White Plains, New York
Katz Library/Beth El Temple
Springfield, Massachusetts
Yosef & Batya Gootman Library/
Yavneh Day School
Cincinnati, Ohio
Last year the Council surveyed the Judaica libraries which had
been granted certification during the past three decades. The
results of the survey were published in the June issue of
Judaica
Librarianship,
published by the Association of Jewish Libraries.
JEW ISH BOOK WORLD
This quarterly publication, initiated in 1982, was considerably
expanded in 1986—1987. More pages of advertising and revenue
were reported and the layout and design were upgraded. Fea­
ture articles were added and the audience response has been
favorable.