At the Source pilot course
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At the Source was developed as part of the National Library of Israel's Gesher L'Europa initiative to provide training and development for professionals working with Jewish heritage across the continent. Since its inception, the program has trained nearly 60 librarians, archivists, and museum professionals from across Europe, increasing their understanding of their Jewish collections and developing skills for managing and preserving them.
The courses are especially tailored by experts at the National Library of Israel and its Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People to address the needs of participants and their institutions. The courses give theoretical training, hands-on experience and individual mentoring – drawing on materials that reflect the contexts of participating institutions' collections.
In addition to learning critical professional skills, At the Source participants form strategic connections with National Library colleagues and with each other – relationships that will support them through their careers as the custodians of significant and sometimes endangered Jewish archives and libraries in numerous countries.
At the Source is just one example of the National Library of Israel serving as a beacon of excellence and knowledge for archivists and librarians working with Jewish heritage in Europe.