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National Library of Israel training and developing opportunity

The National Library of Israel together with the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe is pleased to announce the launch of 'At the Source' a new training and development programme at the National Library of Israel (NLI) for archive and library professionals working with Jewish documentary heritage acrossEurope.

At the Sourceis a core project of Gesher L'Europa, an initiative funded by the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv)Europe, to provide opportunities for exchange and enrichment between the National Library of Israel and European scholars, library and museum professionals, and educators working within Jewish settings.

Two courses will be offered for selected applicants in 2015 which will be delivered by expert NLI staff drawing on the Library's unparalleled resources.

1.Methodology and Practice: Developing Jewish Libraries and Archives

For staff responsible for Jewish archival and library materials who are familiar with the Jewish cultural context and are seeking to improve their knowledge and skills in archive or library methodologies and practices.

Course dates: 15 June – 2 July 2015

2.Text and Context: Understanding Jewish Materials

For archive and library professionals working in institutions with significant Jewish collections, who are qualified and experienced in library and archive operations, and are seeking to increase their knowledge and understanding of Jewish textual, historic and material culture.

Course dates: 2 19 November 2015

Guidelines for applicants and funding information can be foundhere

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 3 March 2015.

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