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RAS Cataloging Committee Charge and Membership

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AJL RAS Cataloging Committee





(based upon the 10/27/99 revision of the AJL Handbook and later comments or corrections)


The charge of the RAS Cataloging Committee is to act a liaison with the Policy and Standards Division (PSD) of the Library of Congress on issues affecting Judaica cataloging including subject problems raised by RAS Division members, and suggest possible solutions; and to educate members as to new policies or procedures affecting Judaica cataloging in the form of workshops at AJL conventions and/or a cataloging column in one of the AJL publications.




The committee consists of five members and the chair; with the approval of the RAS Division president, the chair may ask a member to serve in the capacity of vice-chair.  The RAS president shall be an ex-officio member to advise on organizational policy, etc.; a senior cataloger at the Library of Congress also serves as an ex-officio member.  The chair is appointed by the president of RAS in consultation with the RAS Executive Board. Members are appointed by the chair for a period of two years with the possibility of one additional term at the discretion of the chair. After completion of two complete terms, the member is asked to rotate off the committee.  In other words, members may not serve more than two consecutive terms (four years) on the committee.  However, at the discretion of the chair, members who have served two consecutive terms may rejoin the committee after a term off the committee.  Before consenting to the committee appointment, members should be strongly encouraged to attend the AJL annual conventions, since this is the only opportunity for the committee to meet.


Current Members (as of July 2018):


Name Institution Membership Email
Neil Frau-Cortes
University of Maryland
Chair: 2020-2022 nfrau@umd.edu
Daniel Scheide
Florida Atlantic University
Member, term 1: 2020-2022


Gabriel Angulo
Brandeis University
Member, term 1: 2019-2021
Jasmin Shinohara
University of Pennsylvania

Member, term 2: 2020-2022

Member, term 1: 2018-2020

David Roth
National Library of Israel
Member, term 1: 2020-2022
Haim Gottschalk Library of Congress

Member, term 2: 2019-2021

Member, term 1: 2017-2019

Joan Biella
Library of Congress, emerita
Member, ex officio, lifetime

Amalia S. Levi

HeritEdge Connection, RAS president
Member, ex officio, 2020-2022



Past members




Agendas & Minutes

See home page for full list of Agendas, Minutes, etc.








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