Rachel joined ASU in 2002 as a bibliographer of Jewish Studies and served as subject librarian for Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Medieval and Renaissance Studies (2004–2017). As Open Stack Collections Curator, a position she took on in 2017, Rachel is responsible for strategy and management of ASU Library's openly accessible resources and print collections.
Based on her education in the fields of Hebrew linguistics and theoretical translation studies and background in publishing, Rachel established the IsraPulp Collection of Hebrew-language popular litrature, a special collection of rare pulps, uncanonical literature, and subversive political print material (1930s–current). She is the curator of this collection since its inception in 2004.
Rachel is the editor of Judaica Librarianship, the peer-reviewed journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries, which she transferred from print to online publishing in 2013, and to open access in 2020.
Master of Arts. Information Resources and Library Science. University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ. 2007.
Master of Arts. Translation Studies. Tel Aviv University. Summa cum laude. 2002. MA Thesis: Yaʻakov Orland as a Translator of Children’s Literature. [Hebrew; OCLC 233405350]
Editing Certificate. Bar Ilan University. 1993.
Bachelor of Arts. Comparative Literature and General Studies (Hebrew Linguistics, Classics). Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 1991.
History of the Book, Translation Studies, Hebrew Linguistics, Popular Literature, Library and Information Science.
Leket-Mor, Rachel. "My Heart Is in the West and I Myself Am on the Eastern Edge: Hebrew Pulp Westerns and the Sabra Cowboy." In The Literary Western in the Global Imagination, Eds. David Rio, Marek Paryz, and Christopher Conway. Leiden: Brill. Forthcoming.
Leket-Mor, Rachel et al. "Israel Studies Collections in Research Libraries and Archives outside of Israel: A Survey." Under review.
Leket-Mor, Rachel, and Fred Isaac. 2020. “The Sydney Taylor Book Award at Fifty: Trends in Canonized Jewish Children’s Literature (1968–2020). ” Judaica Librarianship 21, 58–94. https://doi.org/10.14263/jl.v21i.537.
Ornan, Uzzi and Rachel Leket-Mor. 2016. "Phonemic Conversion as the Ideal Romanization Scheme for Hebrew: Implications for Hebrew Cataloging." Judaica Librarianship 19: 43–72. doi:10.14263/2330-2976.1169.
Leket-Mor, Rachel. 2011. “The Israeli Popular Literature Collection at ASU Libraries.” Judaica Librarianship 16/17: 1–53. http://dx.doi.org/10.14263/2330-2976.1003.
Leket, Rachel. 2004. "'Unspeakable' Translation Norms: Ya'akov Orland as a Translator of Children's Literature." Olam Katan, Journal of Children's Literature Studies 2: 141–168.
Leket, Rachel. 1998. "In the Sanctum Sanctorum of des Esseintes." In Huysmans, J.-K., Benny Ziffer, Yoram Bronowski, and Rahel Leket. Le-hefekh. Mif`al le-targum sifre mofet. Yerushalayim: Karmel. Joris-Karl Huysmans' Á Rebours (Against Nature), Hebrew translation.
Jewish Refugees in Shanghai. Co-curated with Qian Liu. Hayden Library, ASU Libraries. November–December 2015. Revised posters from Shanghai’s Jewish Refugees Museum; ASU’s Confucius Institute and Center for Jewish Studies, and the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center in Phoenix.
The Nature of Creation: Joseph Haydn’s Oratorio and Beyond. Hayden Library, ASU Libraries. March–May 2015. In conjunction with ASU’s Creation Project.
Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible. A Traveling Exhibition sposored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association, and a local exhibit based on ASU Libraries materilas. Part of a sponsored project that included free panel discussions for the public and student competition. Hayden Library, 2011. http://repository.asu.edu/items/25410.
Teach Them Diligently to Your Children: Jewish Ritual and Music. In conjunction with the semester-long project, "Ways of Happiness, Paths of Peace: Bernstein, Bloch, and Music of the Jewish Tradition. ASU's Music Library. 2007. http://repository.asu.edu/items/25408.
Living with Jewish Books. In honor of Edward and Mae Zipperstein, donors of a 10,000 book collection of Judaica, Religious Studies, and Philosophy. Hayden Library. 2004.
Leket-Mor, Rachel. 2005. "Jewish Translation History: A Bibliography of Bibliographies and Studies." Target: International Journal of Translation Studies 17 (1): 171–178. http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/target.17.1.13lek.
Leket-Mor, Rachel. 2012. “ha-Migdal nifrak: hidushe milim shel yeladim ve-nituham. Michal Segal. Tel Aviv: Mekhon Mofet, 2012. (The Tower Falled [sic!]: Words Innovations Created by Children, and Their Analysis).” Association of Jewish Libraries Reviews, May/June 2012, Vol. 2: 40–41.
Leket-Mor, Rachel. 2010. “Milon ha-Tserufim: nivim u-matbe’ot lashon ba-‘Ivrit ha-hadashah: gilgulim, mekorot, shimushim. Rosenthal, Ruvik. 962 p. Dictionary of Hebrew idioms and phrases. Jerusalem: Keter Books, 2009.” Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter,May/June 2010; XXIX (4): 38.
Leket-Mor, Rachel. 2006. “Learn to Write the Hebrew Script: Aleph through the Looking Glass. Orr-Stav, Jonathan. Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter, September/October 2006; XXVI (1): 42.
Leket-Mor, Rachel. 2005. “Talk: 101 Hebrew Roots and the Stories They Tell. Lowin, Joseph.” Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter, September/October 2005; XXV (1): 47.
Leket-Mor, Rachel and Ashley Gohr. A Teachable Moment: Teaching with Zines at ASU, Funded by Institue for Humanities Research July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022.
Leket-Mor, Rachel and Ronald Broglio. Arizona Zines: A Claimed Space in Print Form, Funded by Institute for Humanities Research, July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021.
Leket-Mor,Rachel L*. Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible. NEH (8/1/2011 - 7/31/2012).
Editor-in-Chief, Judaica Librarianship (peer-reveiwed journal). 2012–present.
The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing, 2017–present
Western Literature Association, 2020–present
Association of Jewish Libraries, 2003–present
Middle East Librarians Association, 2022–
Arizona Library Association, 2007–present
American Library Association; Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), 2006–2015
American Theological Libraries Association, 2011–2017
Association for Jewish Studies (intermittent)