News and Notices

News and Notices

MAY 2017

Invitation to the National Library Readers Association

Tenth Annual General Meeting

 

Date: Sunday, 11 June 2017

(Place: National Library of Israel (Hadas Study Room, behind the Judaica Reading Room

Time: 14:00

:On the program

            Administrative matters

Appointment of a Chair and a Secretary for the AGM

(Elections for Committee Chair and the Board (Va’ad

Candidate for chair: Cana Werman

Current va’ad members up for reelection: Nadia Zeldes, Dena Ordan, Cana Werman, Dan Bitan, Benjamin Richler

Election of an Audit Committee (Va’adat bikoret): Current members—Motti Nahmani and Levi Cooper

Presentation and approval of 2016 accounts

Summary of our activity for 2016

If there is no quorum (one-fourth of the amuta membership) present at 14:00, the annual meeting will be delayed for half an hour and any decisions made y those present will be binding

NOTE: Only dues-paying members of the Amuta can vote. Agudah members on the e-mail list who wish to sign up as amuta members are invited to do so at the meeting

Please send an e-mail to info@nlreadership.org.il if you plan to attend

Lockers at the National Library

Lockers are now available for rental by readers

For details: http://web.nli.org.il/sites/NLI/English/library/visitus/openinghours/Pages/services-information.aspx

Summary of Meeting with the Administration

A summary of our January meeting with the administration is available here

January 2017

Membership dues for 2017

We are collecting our annual dues for Readers Association membership

For details and to download our membership form, visit our Membership and Mailing List page

Dues continue to be 50 shekels for regular members; 25 shekels for students. Dues can be mailed to the address on the form or given to Dena Ordan in the library

JULY 2016

Ninth Annual General Meeting

The Ninth Annual General Meeting of the National Library Readers Association was held on 19 June 2016 at the library. A short summary of the minutes is available here. For the full protocol, click here.

JUNE 2016

 

 

Cornerstone laying ceremony for the new library building

Information on the cornerstone ceremony for the library and simulations of the new library building are available on the library website:

http://web.nli.org.il/sites/NLI/English/library/aboutus/renewal/Pages/Cornerstone.aspx

http://web.nli.org.il/sites/NLI/English/library/aboutus/renewal/new_sifria_en/Pages/Design-Intent.aspx

Articles from the internet on the new library

“Accessibility is the word in National Library’s new home, due in 2020”

Jessica Steinberg

http://www.timesofisrael.com/accessibility-is-the-word-in-national-librarys-new-home-due-in-2020/

“דף חדש: זו תהיה הספרייה הלאומית בתכנון אדריכלי העל   “הילה שמר

http://xnet.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-4787143,00.html

“ההדמיה משקרת: הספרייה הלאומית תישאר ריקה, אז מה רע   “דקל גודוביץ

http://xnet.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-4788229,00.html

We welcome your responses and input!

New service at the library: updates via SMS

It is now possible to sign up for updates (changes to hours, preparations for events) via SMS by filling out a card with your name and phone number at the library

January 2016

Membership dues for 2016

We are collecting our annual dues for Readers Association membership. For details and to download our membership form, visit our Membership and Mailing List page. Dues continue to be 50 shekels for regular members; 25 shekels for students. Dues can be mailed to the address on the form or given to Dena Ordan in the library.

Charging stand for smartphones

The library has made available a charging stand for smartphones on the cafeteria level

The following types of smartphones can be charged:

All android phones with micro-USB attachments

I-phones 3,4,5,6

 Continued meetings with the administration and the building committee

The board continues to meet with members of the administration to discuss issues in the current library

With respect to the new building, two Readers Association representatives sit with members of the building committee, and one of our members sits on a committee involved in the planning of the reading rooms in the future library.

June 2015

Eighth Annual General Meeting

The Eighth Annual General Meeting of the National Library Readers Association was held on 31 May 2014 at the library. For summaries, visit our News and Notices page

Membership dues for 2015

We are collecting our annual dues for Readers Association membership. For details and to download our membership form, visit our Membership and Mailing List page. Dues continue to be 50 shekels for regular members; 25 shekels for students. Dues can be mailed to the address on the form or given to Dena Ordan in the library

New document

We have posted a summary of a February 2015 meeting with the library administration
The document can be accessed on our News and Notices page

 New book shelving policy in the JRR/ORR

From Sunday, 19 April a new book shelving policy will be put into effect as a pilot project. Readers will be asked NOT to return books from the collection to the shelves but rather to place them in marked locations. The reading room staff will return the books to their places on the shelf

Eighth Annual General Meeting

The Eighth Annual General Meeting of the National Library Readers Association was held on 31 May 2014 at the library. A short summary of the minutes is available here

For a survey of Readers Association activity over the past year, click here

April 2015

Summary of February 2015 meeting with the library administration

The summary can be accessed here

New book shelving policy in the JRR/ORR

From Sunday, 19 April a new book shelving policy will be put into effect as a pilot project. Readers will be asked NOT to return books from the collection to the shelves but rather to place them in marked locations. The reading room staff will return the books to their places on the shelf

January 2015

Website forum on the new building

Readers are invited to post comments, observations, ideas, and their thoughts regarding the plans for the new building on our website page http://www.nlreadership.org.il/?page_id=1115

Membership dues for 2015

We are collecting our annual dues for Readers Association membership. For details and to download our membership form, visit our Membership and Mailing List page. Dues continue to be 50 shekels for regular members; 25 shekels for students. Dues can be mailed to the address on the form or given to Dena Ordan in the library.

Working paper
Following a meeting with the new Judaica curator, Yoel Finkelman, we drew up a working paper of points of concern to the Readers Association. The document can be accessed here
We welcome comments and additions. Use the "Contact Us" tab
 
 Summary of a meeting with the library administration, 11 Sept 2014
The members of the board of the National Library Readers Association met with the administration for updates on what's happening in the library. A summary is available here
Meeting with the reading room coordinator Oren Lev and Judaica librarian Gaia Lembi, 12 Dec 2014
Oren Lev was kind enough to summarize the points raised at the meeting. For the summary, click here. The reading room staff stressed that they are always prepared to listen to readers' comments.

September 2014

1. Important announcement: Due to a meeting of the Global Forum of the National Library, the library will be closed to the public on 20 and 21 October.

For details: http://web.nli.org.il/sites/NLI/English/library/visitus/openinghours/Pages/services-information.aspx

2. The library will be open until 16:00 during two days of Hol ha-Moed Sukkot (with limited services)—on 13 and 14 October. Note that the General Reading Room will be closed on those days (but the books will be accessible). The vacation calendar is available at: http://web.nli.org.il/sites/NLI/English/library/visitus/openinghours/Pages/vacations-2014-2015.aspx

 

July 2014

 

Seventh Annual General Meeting

The Seventh Annual General Meeting of the National Library Readers Association was held on 13 June 2014 at the library. A short summary of the minutes is available here. For a survey of Readers Association activity over the past year, click here.

May 2014

1. Event held in honor of the retired Judaica librarians

On 26 January 2014, the Readers Association held an event in appreciation of the retired Judaica librarians.

  • For photos, click here (thanks to Susan Fraiman for taking these photos and to Orly Simon for the panoramic photo).
  • A PDF version of the album of letters from readers that was presented to the four Judaica librarians—Elona, Alisa, Zipi, and Ruti–is available here. For an additional letter by a reader, click here. The photograph presented to Michael Riegler can be viewed here.
  • For the remarks of Readers Association chair Nadia Zeldes (in Hebrew), click here.
  • For Elona’s remarks (in Hebrew), click here.
  • The thank-you letter from the Judaica librarians can be found here.
  • Those wishing to add letters can use the “contact us” form on the website and we will post them to the website and send them on to the librarians.
  • If you wish to order a copy of the album, please send an email to info@nlreadership.org.il. We will then collect payment and submit a group order to the printer.

Thanks to all who made this event memorable!

We wish to take this opportunity to thank Avriel Bar-Levav for reading and editing the letters printed in the album.

2. Summary of a meeting with Orly Simon

A summary of our January meeting with Orly Simon is available here.

3. Letter of appreciation for retired GRR librarian Chochevet Ben-Shahar

The letter of appreciation for retired GRR librarian Chochevet Ben-Shahar (in Hebrew) can be accessed here.