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Renate Evers has been working as LBI's Director of Collections since 2016 in order to coordinate the efforts of the three collection departments at the Leo Baeck Institute – archives, art, and library. Prior to this appointment, she worked as LBI's Head Librarian for almost 14 years and as an archivist at LBI for 3 years. As a trained librarian, she worked in a number of academic libraries in Germany before she came to the US as part of an exchange program between Konstanz University and Rutgers University. She is currently pursuing an MA in Jewish studies at Columbia University.
Recent publications include 'Philipp Alexander & Crona David: a conversion, divorce, and custody case, Braunschweig, 1752/53' in Jewish Culture and History. 20:2, 2019. ‘Der Vollkommene Pferdekenner, 1764: Jewish Horse Traders in the Margraviate of Brandenburg-Ansbach and Their Language at the Threshold of Modernity’ in The Leo Baeck Institute Year Book. 2018; ‘The Schockenbücherei in the Collections of the Leo Baeck Institute’ in Konsum und Gestalt: Leben und Werk von Salman Schocken und Erich Mendelsohn vor 1933 und im Exil Berlin, 2016. 'The Challenges of Reconstructing Cultural Heritage: An International Digital Collaboration' in IFLA: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. 41:3, 2015. 'Digitizing the Rare Book Collection of the Leo Baeck Institute' in Digitization in the real world: Lessons learned from small and medium-sized digitization projects. New York : Metropolitan New York Library Council, 2010.