Pearl Berger Joins NYSHEI Board

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Pearl Berger, Dean of Libraries at Yeshiva University, has joined the NYSHEI Governing Board.

As a representative of large private academic libraries Ms. Berger will serve a three year term concluding in 2010.

Ms. Berger holds the Benjamin Gottesman Endowed Librarian Chair at Yeshiva University. She is a past president of the Association of Jewish Libraries, where she had previously served as president of the Research and Special Libraries Division, and is a past president of the Council on Archives and Research Libraries in Jewish Studies.

In 1997, Ms. Berger was one of three delegates to Vilnius to examine and report on Jewish collections amassed during the holocaust and housed in the National Library’s Bibliographic Center.

Ms Berger is a past vice president and board member of the Metropolitan New York Library Council. Her latest publication, “Jewish Libraries and Archives in America,” appeared in the journal Judaica Librarianship, 2006.

NYSHEI is pleased to welcome Pearl Berger to the Governing Board and looks forward to her active leadership for the public and private academic libraries of New York.

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One Comment

  1. Posted July 15, 2008 at 11:52 pm | Permalink

    I would like to ask a question of Ms. Pearl Berger.
    Is she the daughter of a Noah and Judith Berger who are from New York as I think I could be related to her through the Markovits family originally from Beregszarz, Hungary. I would appreciate this being passed on to her if possible.

    Olga Shepherdson (nee Markovits)


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