The personal Judaica collection of Touro College’s founder and long-standing first President, Rabbi Dr. Bernard Lander, is available for all to use at the Lander College for Men in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens.
Shortly after the passing of Touro College founder and long-time President Rabbi Dr. Bernard Lander, of blessed memory, the Touro College Libraries were privileged to receive his personal library as a donation from the Lander family. His Judaica books were cataloged and given their rightful place of honor at the Lander College for Men.
Touro College quickly built a solid foundation after admitting its charter class of 35 students in 1971. The first graduates received their diplomas in 1975, and the school continued to grow and flourish, slowly but surely. The library was then manned by a staff of five, including Touro’s first Director of Libraries, Max Celnick, two assistant librarians, and two library aides.
Although the state of the internet is far more advanced, and there is a far larger body of credible, useful information available to be discovered, many of the guidelines the Touro Libraries first put forth in the Fall 1998 edition of our newsletter are still sound advice. The original article, titled “Research on the Internet,” aimed to address the mistaken impression, if you’ll forgive the archaism, “that ‘surfing the web’ is the best way to retrieve information.”