Judith Nadler

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Judith Nadler is an American librarian and former director of the University of Chicago Library.

Early life[edit]

Nadler was born in Romania. She studied at the University of Cluj and finished her undergraduate studies at Hebrew University. She was awarded a Master of Library and Information Science from Israel Graduate School.[1]


In 1966, Nadler's first job at the University Library was cataloging foreign-language materials.[2] She was successively promoted to Head of the Social Sciences Section, Head of the Cataloging Department, Assistant Director for Technical Services and then Associate Director of the Library.[1]

In October 2004, she was named to replace Martin Runkle as head of the library.[2] While serving as head, she oversaw the planning and construction of the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library. Nadler retired on June 30, 2014.[3]


Nadler raised much of the funding to build the Library’s Judaica Collection.[1]

Professional activities


  1. ^ a b c Sanders, Seth. "Nadler, longtime colleague of Runkle, named library director," University of Chicago Chronicle, Vol. 24, No. 1, September 23, 2004.
  2. ^ a b "Reading the Future," University of Chicago Magazine, Vol. 97, Issue 3, February 2003.
  3. ^ Allen, Susie. Library Director Judith Nadler to retire. Library in the News. 18 March 2014. (Retrieved 14 August 2014)
  4. ^ The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies, Judith Nadler

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