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Rachel Leket-Mor

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Associate Librarian
Academic Professional, Tempe Campus, Mailcode 1006
Associate Liaison Librarian
Academic Professional, Tempe Campus, Mailcode 1006
Biography

Curator, IsraPulp Collection. ASU Libraries. 2004-present.

Editor-in-Chief,  Judaica Librarianship (peer-reveiwed journal). 2012–present.

Convener, Popular Cultures Discussion Group. Association of College and Research Libraries. 2013–2014.

President, Research Libraries, Archives, and Special Collections Division. Association of Jewish Libraries. 2010–2012.  

Vice-President, Research Libraries, Archives, and Special Collections Division. Association of Jewish Libraries. 2008–2010.

Chair, International Interest Group. Arizona Library Association. 2010.

Refereed Publications

  • Leket-Mor, Rachel. 2011. “The Israeli Popular Literature Collection at ASU Libraries.” Judaica Librarianship 16/17: 1–53.Reviews the history of Hebrew non-canonized literature and the unique collection I established at ASU Libraries. Featured on journal cover. http://dx.doi.org/10.14263/2330-2976.1003.
  • Leket-Mor, Rachel. 2005. "Jewish Translation History: A Bibliography of Bibliographies and Studies." Target 17 (1): 171–178.
  • 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.

Posters

  • Leket-Mor, Rachel.(2014, March). "A Portrait of the Librarian as an Emerging Publisher: A Proactive Approach." Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. Poster presented at the Library Publishing Forum, Kansas City, MO. http://dx.doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309/lpf.1009.
  • The Israeli Popular Literature Collection at ASU Libraries. Association for Jewish Studies 39th Annual Conference (poster session with continually run PowerPoint slides, 2007).

Edited Publications

  • Hebrew Dictionaries. Guide to Reference. 2009-present.
  • 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.

Exhibits Curated

  • 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. 

Presentations

  • So You Want to Get Published: Some Dos and Some Don'ts in Scholarly Publishing. Association of Jewish Libraries Annual Conference (2014).
  • Scholarly Communication JS Style: Mapping Jewish Studies Acadmic Journals. Association of Jewish Libraries Annual Conference (2013).
  • Fostering Leadership: The AJL Survey and Its Implications. Association of Jewish Libraries Annual Convention (with Joyce Levine, 2011). 
  • Bring the World to Your Library: A Conversation about International Collection Development . A Roundtable Discussion. Arizona Library Association Annual Conference (with Melissa Guy, 2010). 
  • When Kliff G’ones Spent the Night at Stalag 13: Valuing Popular Israeli Literature in Academic Libraries. 15th World Congress of Jewish Studies (2009).
  • It’s Bond, the Hebrew Bond: the Israeli Popular Literature Collection at ASU Libraries. Arizona Library Association Annual Conference (2008).
  • Library Exhibits and International Collections: Moving into the Future. Arizona Library Association (2008).
  • Hebrew Publishing in America: the Forgotten Shainberg Library Book Series. Association of Jewish Libraries  Annual Convention (2008).
  • Haredi [Ultra-Orthodox] Movies on CD-ROMs: Current Trends in Israeli Cinema. Association of Jewish Libraries Annual Convention (2008). 
  • Israeli Librarianship: Collecting, Representing, and Balancing. Arizona Library Association Annual Conference (2007).
  • Israeli Popular Literature Collection at ASU Libraries. Association of Jewish Libraries Annual Convention (2006).

Book Reviews

  • 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): p. 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.
Research Interests

History of the Book, Translation Studies, Scholarly Publishing, Digital Humanities, Library and Information Science.

Research Activity