Hebrew University Library School Names Wing After Sophie Udin

President Shazar was one of the dignitaries who took part in ceremonies here today dedicating a new wing of the Hebrew University Library School named in memory of Sophie Udin, one of the founders of Pioneer Women in the United States.

One of Israel’s earliest librarians, Mrs. Udin was also one of the leading library and bibliographical authorities in this country. The Ukrainian born expert revised the School of Library service at Columbia University and served as chief editor on bibliography on re-employment opportunities and changes in technological methods in 1926. She was the organizer and first secretary of the Red Mogen Dovid and was a delegate to the 19th World Zionist Congress.

As assistant to the director of the Hebrew University Library in 1925 she introduced the American system of cataloging and classifying at the library. She served as a member of the administrative committees of the Jewish agency for Palestine, the American Jewish Congress and Keren Hayesod.

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