Barbara Young-Leff, MSLS

 

Title:Board Member
Company: Bureau of Jewish Education
Location: Encino, California, United States

Barbara Young-Leff, Board Member at the Bureau of Jewish Education, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in library science.

Renowned for being hardworking and dedicated, Ms. Young-Leff has been active in the library science community for more than 50 years. Her current roles include board member of the Bureau of Jewish Education, library media consultant in Los Angeles, CA, webmaster and corporate secretary of the Association of Jewish Libraries of Southern California, and president of the Friends of the Encino-Tarzana Branch of Los Angeles Public Libraries. Additionally, Ms. Young-Leff is the liaison between the Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education Curriculum Bank and the Coalition for Alternatives in Jewish Education.

Ms. Young-Leff prepared for her endeavors by first earning a Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1953. She later returned to her studies, completing a Master of Library Science from the University of Southern California in 1979. Further, she is certified in operations and administration of microcomputers in libraries by California State University.

A respected voice in the field, Ms. Young-Leff decided to use her experiences to write her own books. She coauthored “Collection Development in Smaller Judaica Libraries: Resource Guide, Collection Development in Smaller Judaica Libraries: An Introduction and Guide” for the Association of Jewish Libraries in 2006, and authored “Research Puzzles for Judaica Resources” and “Holocaust Library Program” in 1979. She also contributed chapters to books and articles to professional journals, and edited “Association of Jewish Libraries of Southern California Library Light” from 1973 to 1980. Ms. Young-Leff is a member of such prominent organizations as the American Library Association and she has served as an instructor for workshops, seminars, and conferences.

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