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library director , Secondary school educator

Ralph Melnick, American library director, secondary school educator. Research fellow American Philosophical Society, 1980, Loewnstein fellow American Jewish Archives, 1981, fellow National Endowment of the Humanities, 1984. Founding member, archivist Avery Institute for Afro-American History and Culture, Charleston, 1980-1984. Member American Library Association, Association for Jewish Studies, Authors Guild, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Melnick, Ralph was born on September 14, 1946 in New York City. Son of Lester and Evelyn Melnick.

Education

Bachelor, New York University, 1968. Master of Science in Liberal Studies, Columbia University, 1970. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1974.

Master of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1977.

Career

Library., archivist American Jewish History Society, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1971-1972, freelance archivist, 1985-1989. Library, archivist Zionist Archives and Library., New York City, 1975-1977. Head special collections College of Charleston, South Carolina, 1977-1984.

Library director, teacher religion Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, Massachusetts, 1984—2003. Library director, English teacher Covnent of Sacret Heart, New York City, 2003—2005. Library director The Child School/Legacy High School, since 2006.

Assistant director Westfield Atheneaum, Massachusetts, since 2006. Library consultant Sierra Canton School, 2006—2009. Visiting professor Judaic studies University Massachusetts, Amherst, 2002—2003, since 2008.

Works

Membership

Founding member, archivist Avery Institute for Afro-American History and Culture, Charleston, 1980-1984. Member American Library Association, Association for Jewish Studies, Authors Guild, Phi Beta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Book collecting, antiques, travel.

Connections

Married Rachel Shana Levy, June 1, 1969. Children: Joshua Jacob, Ross David.

father:
Lester Melnick

mother:
Evelyn Melnick

spouse:
Rachel Shana Levy

children:
Joshua Jacob Melnick

Ross David Melnick