Speaker Profile Michelle Margolis Chesner

Michelle Margolis Chesner is the Norman E. Alexander Librarian for Jewish Studies at Columbia University and the Vice President/President-Elect of the Association for Jewish Libraries.

She co-directs Footprints: Jewish Books Through Time and Place, a digital project which maps the movement of Jews across time through their books. Michelle's research interests focus on the history of the Jewish book, history of Jewish libraries, and digital scholarship in Jewish Studies.