Librarian wins national Jewish book award

TINTON FALLS — Rosalind Reisner’s annotated bibliography “Jewish-American Literature: A Guide to Reading Interests” was awarded the Association of Jewish Libraries’ Best-Reference-Book-of-the-Year prize at its annual conference in California this past summer.

Published in 2004 by Greenwood as part of its Genreflecting Advisory Series, the book organizes titles by genres, such as mystery, historical fiction, fantasy, romance and biography, and is intended to guide librarians and the general public in selecting literary works that match specific reading interests. The introductory essays for each genre provide the reader with short historical surveys of the literature in the subject area.

Reisner, whose career in professional librarianship spans two decades on both the local and national level, is currently program coordinator of the Central Jersey Regional Library Cooperative.

She also directs the library at the Monmouth Reform Temple in Tinton Falls and was instrumental in the establishment of the Central Jersey Chapter of the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL).

Membership in the Central Jersey Chapter is open to anyone who supports the AJL’s mission of promoting Jewish literacy, libraries and librarianship and the enhancement of Jewish life within the community. Meetings are held bimonthly at various library sites throughout the region.

For more information, call Jean Klerman at (732) 842-2886.