JTS in Partnership with the Association of Jewish Libraries Awarded Grant to Launch Innovative Certificate Program in Judaica and Hebraica Librarianship


New York, NY – The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) has been granted $249,581 by the Institute of Museum and 凯时国际网站服务 (IMLS) 劳拉·布什st Century Librarian Program to launch a groundbreaking initiative in response to a pressing need for specialized expertise in Judaica and Hebraica collections. The newly established Certificate in Judaica and Hebraica Librarianship 程序, developed in partnership with the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL), aims to equip library and archival professionals with the skills necessary to serve diverse communities across the United States.

作为拨款的一部分, over 30 specialists will be trained to address the documented workforce demand for Judaica and Hebraica librarians and archivists.

The Certificate 程序 is designed as a comprehensive 12-month curriculum, 由8个在线模块组成, which will be repeated in three cycles. Each module will enroll 10-15 participants, offering flexible and accessible learning opportunities. Targeted at individuals completing their MLS or Ph.D. 度, or those already working in Jewish archives and 库, the 程序 aims to elevate careers and enrich the capabilities of participants. Applications are currently being accepted.

“Certificate participants will learn from expert librarians how to develop and curate collections of Judaica and Hebraica as well as learn state-of-the-art reference, 编目, 以及档案处理技术,娜奥米·斯坦伯格说, 凯时国际网站服务主任. “Graduates will be well-equipped to curate and develop collections of Judaica and Hebraica, both as stand-alone archives and as integral parts of broader collections. They will also have the necessary knowledge to work in 研究, 学术, and special collection 库 and archives focused on the collections relating to Jewish Studies.”

米歇尔·马戈利斯, President of the Association of Jewish Libraries, said “We’re thrilled to be able to fill this critical need in the field through this wonderful partnership with JTS.” 

Partnering with the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL), the Certificate 程序 leverages the collective expertise of over 75 库 in the United States, along with more than 400 individual members working in the U.S. 以及国际机构. This collaboration ensures that the 程序 remains current and relevant and that graduates receive guidance from seasoned professionals in the field.

JTS is grateful to the Institute of Museum and 凯时国际网站服务’ 支持 for the 程序 and for the opportunity to strengthen the library and archival skills of a new generation of library professionals in the field of Jewish Studies.

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凯时国际平台app The Jewish Theological Seminary 

JTS is a preeminent institution of Jewish higher education, 培训的, 创新leaders-rabbis, spago, 教育工作者, 把领导人, and scholars—who strengthen our communities with a vision of Judaism that is deeply grounded in the Jewish past and thoroughly engaged with contemporary society. JTS还提供高质量, lifelong learning and professional development to our alumni, 成人学习者, and Jewish communities throughout North America. 透过凯时国际网站, JTS preserves and makes accessible to students and scholars throughout the world the greatest collection of Judaica in the Western Hemisphere. 

凯时国际平台app the Institute of Museum and 凯时国际网站服务

The Institute of Museum and 凯时国际网站服务 is the primary source of federal 支持 for the nation’s 库 and museums. 我们提前, 支持, 并赋予美国博物馆权力, 库, and related organizations through grantmaking, 研究, 政策发展. IMLS envisions a nation where individuals and communities have access to museums and 库 to learn from and be inspired by the trusted information, 的想法, and stories they contain about our diverse natural and cultural heritage.