Joseph Galron

Associate Professor
Faculty

The Jewish studies faculty at Ohio State cannot say enough about the excel­lence of the Jewish Studies Library and its director, Professor Joseph Galron. Ohio State’s Judaica collection of over 300,000 volumes grows constantly under Professor Galron’s care. One of his most important accomplishments has been his contribution to the creation of ALEPH, the automated catalogue system used in Israel which allows display of Hebrew, Arabic, and English simultaneously. Professor Galron is also a scholar of the Jewish book, with many substantial publications in the field. He has compiled bibliographies of several major Jewish literary figures, including Yisrael Yeshayahu, Dov Sadan, and Yeshayahu Avrech. He recently launched the Online Bio-Bibliographic Lexicon of Modern Hebrew Literature (http://library.osu.edu/sites/users/galron.1/index.htm), which focuses on authors of original Hebrew prose, poetry, and drama as well as translators of belles-lettres into Hebrew and authors of literary criticism who contribute to modern Hebrew literature.

Areas of Expertise
  • Jewish Studies Librarian
Education
  • MLS, Hebrew University

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Phone:
(614) 292-3362
355A William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library (Main Library)
1858 Neil Ave Mall
Columbus, OH 43210