MemberMichelle Chesner

…Librarian for Jewish Studies…
…BA, History (Minor: Ancient Studies), Summa Cum Laude, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (2006)

MA, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, New York University (2008)

MLIS (Concentration: Rare Books and Manuscripts), Long Island University (2008)…

Blog (ongoing): Jewish Studies @ CUL:
Presentation: “Footprints Redux: Looking back, looking forward” (Association of Jewish Libraries Conference, Boston, MA, June 2018)
“Jewish Studies/Digital Humanities Resources: An Introduction,” Judaica Librarianship 20 (doi:
Exhibition: “Yiddish at Columbia,” January 2018-June 2018 (Chang Gallery, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University)
“Old Texts and New Media: Jewish Books on th…

Michelle Chesner is the Norman E. Alexander for Jewish Studies at Columbia University, as well as Council Member-At-Large for the Association of Jewish Libraries.  She is a co-director for Footprints: Jewish Books Through Time and Place (, and edits a column in Judaica Librarianship on Digital Humanities and Jewish Studies.