Pearl Berger, the Benjamin Gottesman Librarian and Dean of Libraries at Yeshiva University, is the 2011 recipient of the Life Membership Award from the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL). The Association of Jewish Libraries promotes Jewish literacy through enhancement of libraries and library resources and through leadership for the profession and practitioners of Judaica librarianship, and fosters access to information, learning, teaching and research relating to Jews, Judaism, the Jewish experience and Israel. Life Membership is granted in recognition of outstanding leadership and professional contributions to the Association and to the profession of Jewish librarianship. The award will be presented at the AJL Annual Convention in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in June 2011.


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