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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Association of Jewish Libraries conference (June 2008) in Cleveland

The tentative schedule for the annual Association of Jewish Libraries conference in Cleveland, Ohio may be found at the AJL website (Acrobat format). This year's convention will be held from June 22nd to the 25th.

Per diem registration for Monday or Tuesday (which includes all of the day's sessions, as well as that day's breakfast & lunch) is $200 USD. Registration for the post-conference program on Wednesday (which includes breakfast, the luncheon & the dessert reception) is $75 USD. The registration form may also be found on the AJL website (Acrobat format).

4 sessions at the conference should be of interest to readers of this blog.

Session 2A - Mon., June 23rd, 10:30-11:45 AM, Salon IV
Jewish Wit and Wisdom
"From Jewish Wisdom to Jewish Comics" by Steve Sheinkin, author-illustrator of the graphic novels The Adventures of Rabbi Harvey and Rabbi Harvey Rides Again

Session 2C - Mon., June 23rd, 10:30-11:45 AM, Salon V
Speak Memory
"Mendel's Daughter : The Art of Remembering", Martin Lemelman, author-illustrator of Mendel's Daughter : A Memoir

Session 3D - Mon., June 23rd, 2:00-3:15 PM, Salon VI
Yikes! Pow! Zap! Oy! Israel Graphically
"From Tintin to Migdal David : Representations of Israel and Israelis in Comic Books, Comic Strips, and Graphic Novels", Steven M. Bergson, blogmaster of The Jewish Comics Blog
"Tales of a Tank Secretary : IDF Comix with a Twist", Miriam Libicki, author-illustrator of jobnik! : an american girl's adventures in the israeli army

Post-Conference Program, Session 2A, 2:00-3:15 PM, Salon V & Salon VI
Illustrated Non-Fiction with Christos Nicola & Peter Lane (the author & illustrator of The Secret of Priest’s Grotto: A Holocaust Survival Story), Deborah Heiligman (author of 10 books in the Holidays Around the World series), and Bill Rubin (Executive Editor of Nachshon Press, publisher of the graphic history book Homeland : The Illustrated History of the State of Israel

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