Heidi G Lerner

Metadata Librarian for Hebraica/Judaica Resources

(650) 725-9953

Using traditional cataloging standards as well as existing and emerging metadata schemas and techniques, I support creation, organization, and maintenance of metadata to facilitate discovery and access to library information resources predominantly in Hebrew and Yiddish and in various formats.

Education 

  • MLS, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • BA, Music History, University of Southern California

Professional activities 

Association of Jewish Libraries (Member since 1991-Present; R&S Division, Cataloging Committee, Association of Jewish Librariies, member; 1998-Present; Chair, 1999-2007, 2012-Present

Association of Jewish Studies (Member, 2001-Present; Member of Editorial Board of AJS Perspectives, 2004-Present)

NACO Hebraica Funnel (Contributor, 1991-Present; Coordinator, 2000-Present)

SACO Judaica Funnel (Contributor, 2006-Present; Coordinator, 2006-Present)

Selected Publications 

“Access vs. Cost: a Look at Hebraica Cataloging in the
U.S." Cataloging and Classification Quarterly, v. 17,
nos. 1-2 (1993): 115-131

‘’Current Practices and Standards of Cataloging Hebraica in RLIN.” Judaica Librarianship, v. 8, nos. 1-2 (1993-1994): 25-27

“Searching for Hebraica in the American Academic Library: a Workshop Proposal for the Teaching of Romanization.” Higher Hebrew Education, v. 10 (2002): 127-149

“New Technologies and Old Methodologies: Jewish Studies Research in the Digital age.” Shofar: an Interdisciplinary Journal for Jewish Studies, v. 20, no 4 (2002): 81-95

“Penn Boost for Online Catalog.” Genizah Fragments: the Newsletter of Cambridge University’s Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit at Cambridge University, no. 45 (April 2003): 4

“Historic Jewish Periodicals/Newspapers and the Web.” AJS Perspectives: the Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Autumn/Winter 2003: 26-27

“The Role of Multilingual Computing in Jewish Studies.” (co-author) Jewish Studies Quarterly v. 12, no. 3 (2005), 281-290

“Hebrew in Bits and Bytes: an Introduction to Coding and Formatting of Hebrew Electronic Resources.” AJS Perspectives: the Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Spring/Summer 2004, 18-19

“Electronic Books in the Academic World and the Implications for Jewish Studies.” AJS Perspectives: the Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Fall/Winter 2005: 18-20

“Sharing knowledge: Recent Trends in Search and Delivery Tools for Scholarly Content.” AJS Perspectives: the Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies, Spring 2005, 32-34

“The Penn/Cambridge Genizah Fragment Project: Issues in Description, Access, and Reunification.” (Co-author) Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, v. 42, no.1 (2006), 21-39

“Anticipating the use of Hebrew Script in the LC/NACO Authority File.” Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) v. 53 (2006), no.2, 252-263

“Jewish Political Studies on the Internet.” AJS Perspectives: the Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies, Fall 2006, 24-26

“Johann Heinrich Hottinger and the Systematic Organization of Jewish Literature.” (co-author) Judaica Librarianship, v. 13 (2007), 1-25

“Internet Resources for Jewish Biography and Autobiography.” AJS Perspectives: the Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies, Spring 2007, 36-39

“Resources for Jewish Biography and Autobiography on the Internet.” Shofar: an Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, v. 26, no. 2 (2008), 128-142

“Web-Based Learning and Teaching Resources for Jewish Studies.” AJS Perspectives: the Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies, Fall 2007, 40-42

“Researching Orthodox Judaism Online.” AJS Perspectives: the Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies, Spring 2008, 36-38

“New Tools for Jewish Linguistics.” AJS Perspectives: the Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies, Fall 2008, 36-39

“Internet Resources for Researching Orthodox Judaism.” Journal of Religious & Theological Information , v. 7, issue 3/4, 161-169

“The RDA Test and Hebraica Cataloging: Applying RDA in One Cataloging Community.” (co-author) Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, v. 49, no. 7/8 (2011), 676-695