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Librarian's Lobby
by Daniel D. Stuhlman
Columns are written for anyone, interested in libraries, Jewish books, or Jewish learning including librarians and non-librarians. If you have any ideas or questions for new columns, please Many of these columns originally appeared in News and Views = Hadashot חדשות , a publication for the members of the Chicago Rabbinical Council. View my blog (Kol Safran) for comments and shorter articles.


    Choose year: 1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004    2005     2006    2007     2008     2009     2010     2012    
    Current article

               2012                      Contents

May
     The Story of the Two Brothers -- Revisted

           2010                 Contents

March
     The Translation of Shofar
October
     What is Copyright? Part 1
November
     What is Copyright? Part 2

           2009                 Contents

March
     Teaching about Ethics
April
     Hebrew Electronic Books
May
     Hebrew Yiddish Name Pairs
June
     Hebrew Name Statistics
September
     Transliteration of Hebrew
November
     The Spelling of Yerushalayim

           2008                 Contents

January

    Research Strategy
February
     Internet Research using Fuzzy Searches
March
     Community Resources, the Library and the Agunah Problem
June
    The Ten Commandments (the term. not the concept)
July
    Visting Jewish Theological Seminary Library
August
     The Yarmulke : part 1 Etymology of the term
September
     The Yarmulke : part 2 Head Gear in General.
December
     What is the Hebrew Word for Librarian?

           2007                 Contents

January

    Helping a High School Student Write About History: Learning about Congregation KINS
August
     Visit to the National Yiddish Book Center

           2006               Contents

January

   Self Censorship

February

   Preservation of Parchment

May

   Making a Compact Disc Album [Double length column]

June

   Reading Electronic Books

August
   Librarians and Their Expertise

        2005                Contents

January

   Jewish Storytelling

February

   Jewish Chaplaincy
March
   Naming a Baby, "Alter" [This is Purim Torah.]
April
   Not an Article About Saul Bellow (1915-2005)
May

   Library Special Collections
September

    Influential Books [In PDF format requires Acrobat Reader]
October
   Outwitting History --> Yiddish books part 1 [In PDF format]
November
   Yiddish Books part 2 [In PDF format]
December
   Banning Books

        2004              Contents  

January

   Leadership and Management

February

   Names and their Importance Part 1

March

   Biblical Names of God

April

   Names and their Importance Part II

May

   Why Do We Spell Joseph and Jacob with a J?

June

   Commencement Advice for Future Librarians

August

   The Journey to a Doctorate

September

   Davar Torah in Honor of My Son's Bar Mitzvah

October

   Musical Theater
November
   Special Purims part two

December

   Practical Halakha “What if?”

        2003             Contents
 

January

   Book Stores and New Students.

February

   The Ten Commandments and I.B. Singer

March

   Happy News: Kosher Meals as a University Recruiting Tool

April

   Haggadot shel Pesah 5763 update

May

   Interviewing Skills

June

   Book Prefaces (Written by a fictional scholar of library science)

July

   Professional Compensation
August
   Professional Preparation

September

   I'm taking a break while I prepare for classes.

October

   The Tanakh in Libraries

November

   Seeking Zion -- Tsevi Hirsch Kalischer

December

   Trademark Violation -- Cease and Decist

        2002            Contents
 

January

   American Judaica Collections [Note: The web version of the December column was a double column. The print version published half in December and half in January.]

February

   American Judaica Collections part 3

March

   American Judaica Collections part 4 -- What is Judaica?

April

   Zeda--In memory of Ephraim Fishel Stuhlman, 1919-2002

  May

   American Judaica Collections part 5 -- George Washington University Library

June

  Jewish Comedians part I -- Jack Benny

July

   Jewish Comedians part II --  Danny Kaye
August
   Jewish Comedians part III --  George Jessel and The Jazz Singer (1927)

September

  Precision of Language

October

  Lessons of History

November

   Too Many Books? -- Dealing with gifts and unwanted books

December

  The meaning of Abracadabra

       2001                 Contents  

January

   University of Chicago--Rosenberger Collection of Judaica

February

   Purim Torah A Question of Head Gear

March 

   Jewish Studies at Yale University

May 

   Jewish Studies at Washington University of St. Louis

June 

   16th and 17th Century Yiddish books

September 

   Simon Wiesenthal Center and Museum of Tolerance

October

   Knowledge Management and Habad

December 

   American Judaica Collections parts 1 and 2

       2000                   Contents

January

  Name Authority.

February

  Special Purims.

March

   Pesah story from Harvard University

April

  Pesah story from Harvard and Passover among American soldiers (Partly a rewrite of the March issue. Revised Nov. 11, 2009)

May

  Etymology and using the Right Reference Tools

July

  Summer Library Conferences

August

  Remembering the accomplishments

September

  Center for Jewish History; Cataloging knowledge

October

  Heroes of Jewish Learning  (S. Schechter, A. Dushkin)

November

  Heroes of Learning part two (Rabbi S.Jablon, G.F. Moore, A. Copland)

December

  Heroes of Learning part three (Rabbi B. Revel and Dr. Sylvia B. Fishman)

       1999             Contents  

January

   Jewish music exhibit, rabbinic history project, articles by faculty members

February

  Jewish music exhibit,  Mary Heisler z"l [First part is a repeat of January 1999]

April

  Recent gifts and a Torah scroll question.

May

  Roots of Librarianship

June

   Saving Jewish Books

July

  Using Periodicals

August

{No column}

September

  Recent gifts, Faculty publications.

October

Visiting Rabbi Harold P. Smith.

December

  Confidential UJA Report .

        1998              Contents  

February

   Haggadot shel Pesah

March
   The Leningrad Codex part 1

May

  The Leningrad Codex part 2

June

   Detective Questions, a Yiddish expression, and a teshuva.

July     More on Bankes and Summer reading

August

   Mahzorim for High Holy days

October

   Review of: American Rabbis, by David Zucker.

November

   Finding a manuscript in a Swiss library.

December

  6th century Halakha book, saving Yiddish books, and a Talmud Yerushalmi manuscript

  1997                    Contents

January

  Story of the Two Brothers

February

   Pesah 1997 Exhibit

May

  Library reference tools

July

  Association of Jewish Libraries Cleveland Convention

August

  Jewish Community of St. Louis

November

  Current library exhibit

December

   Finding an 18th century book, a reference question

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Dr. Daniel D. Stuhlman (MS LS, MHL, DHL) is president of Stuhlman Management Consultants, Chicago, IL, a firm helping organizations turn data and information into knowledge. We are looking for new clients and opportunities to help you with your information and knowledge needs. Click here for his academic CV.

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