Daniel D. Stuhlman
Faculty Librarian


  • Doctor of Hebrew Literature, Jewish University of America, Skokie, IL
  • Master of Hebrew Literature, Jewish University of America, Skokie, IL
  • Master of Science -- Library Service, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Bachelor of Hebrew Literature in Bible and Education, Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, NY
Additional graduate studies
  • Administration, Teachers College, New York, NY
  • German Language, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • Jewish studies, Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, OH
  • Computer science, Loyola University of Chicago, IL
  • Knowledge management, Dominican University.
Additional undergraduate studies
  • Business and accounting, Truman College, Chicago, IL
  • Science, University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO
  • Humanities, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

Professional Experience

  • 2006-present. Tech services and instruction librarian. Malcolm X College Library, one of the City Colleges of Chicago. Previously with Wright College Library. Circulation and reference. Previously cataloged print books, e-books, non-print media, and electronic resources. Served on district library committees for library education and purchase of new library management system; college committed on assessment.
  • 2002-2010. Adjunct instructor in the library schools of: Rutgers University, Drexel University, North Carolina Central University, Clarion University, San José State University, and Texas Woman's University, Courses include on-line searching, text retrieval, cataloging, advanced bibliography, collection development, reference, school library administration, science and technology literature and computer networking protocols.
  • 2000-Present. President, Stuhlman Management Consultants. Chicago, IL. (Clients included Temple Shalom, Center for Research Libraries, Harvard University, YIVO, Anshe Emet Congregation, Catapult Learning Center)
  • 1995-2000. Director of Libraries, Hebrew Theological College, Skokie, IL.
  • 1990-1995. Local Area Network Administrator, quality assurance administrator, programmer/analyst,  Illinois Student Assistance Commission, Deerfield, IL.
  • 1976-1991. Librarian and assistant principal, Beth Hillel Academy, Wilmette, IL.
  • Owner BYLS Press, Chicago, IL.
  • 1976-1990. part-time librarian for several small libraries.
  • 1974-1976. Judaica Librarian, Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Former Member, Judaica Library Network of Metropolitan Chicago. Secretary and publicity chairmen. Previously editor of the newsletter.
  • Presentations

    • "Using Library Databases and Google" Training sessions for City College Faculty, August 8-9, 2011
    • "Search, Read Think: how the library can help students learn." Training session for City College Faculty, August 11, 2010 also on August 10, 2011.
    • "Search Engines, data bases, books and me: technology in the library." Faculty training session for City College Faculty, Scheduled for April 9, 2010.
    • Cataloger training for Center for Research Libraries, April 23-24, 2008
    • "Using Information Technology to Help Your Class." Faculty training session for City College Faculty, April 13, 2007.
    • "Introduction to Cataloging for Library Technical Assistants." Training session for Chicago Public Schools, November 16, 2006.
    • "From Torah to Rabbinics: What a librarian needs to know about Jewish bibliography— al regel ehat.(while standing on one foot)" Presentation for the American Theological Library Association annual conference, June 2006. Slides available: Click here.
    • "Educating the Next Catalogers" for the Heads of Cataloging Discussion group at American Library Association 2005 Annual Conference.
    • Levinson Memorial Lecture, "Why an Academic Library Needs Multiple Versions of the Hebrew Bible" San José State University, September 8, 2003. http://www2.sjsu.edu/depts/jwss/lect-03.html
    • "Judaica Reference Sources" for Judaica Library Network of Metropolitan Chicago, February 2003.
    • "Judaica in American Libraries." Midwest Association of Jewish Studies, October 2001. Written version available online http://home.earthlink.net/~ddstuhlman/crc45.htm
    • "Judaica Reference" American Theological Library Association, 53rd annual conference, June 9-12, 1999.
    • "How Librarians Help Researchers." Midwest Association of Jewish Studies, October 1996.

    Current Research Interests

    Teaching Interests

    • Cataloging and classification
    • Library marketing and publicity
    • On line searching and information retrieval
    • Judaica bibliography and reference
    • School library and media center services



    • Whole wheat bread recipes. 1979 2d ed. 2008.
    • Teacher my stomach hurts! : a guide to student health complaints / by Daniel D. Stuhlman and Arnold G. Brody.
    • Library of Congress subject headings for Judaica 1982-1988

    Works Edited

    • How can I best manage my classroom? / by Martha McCarthy. BYLS Press, 1980.
    • Responsa : papers submitted to the Rabbinical Assembly Committee on Jewish Law and Standards / David Lincoln. BYLS Press, 1983. Revised 2004.


    • "A variant text from the Isaiah scroll." In: The Jewish Bible Quarterly, July-Sept, 1997 v. 25:3.
    • "Copy of oldest Bible on view at HTC." In: JUF News, Aug. 1998.
    • "Librarian as detective solves rare book mystery." In: Library Light, the Association of Jewish Libraries of Southern California, March 1998.
    • "Judaica reference" In: Summary of proceedings, fifty-third annual convention of the American Theological Library Association, June 9-12, 1999.
    • "Cataloging" In: Judaica Library Network of Metropolitan Chicago Newsletter, Fall 1998, Winter 1998, Summer 1999.
    • "Librarians and knowledge" In: Judaica Library Network of Metropolitan Chicago Newsletter, Fall 2000
    • "The Center for Jewish History" In: Judaica Library Network of Metropolitan Chicago Newsletter, Fall 2000
    • "Authority control in libraries" In: Judaica Library Network of Metropolitan Chicago Newsletter, Winter 2001
    • "Purim Torah" In: Judaica Library Network of Metropolitan Chicago Newsletter, Winter 2001
    • "How do you spell the name?" In: Judaica Library Network of Metropolitan Chicago Newsletter, Spring 2002
    • "Library public relations for the small library" In: Judaica Library Network of Metropolitan Chicago Newsletter, Fall 2002
    • "Survey question." In: Moment magazine, Feb. 2003
    • "Think like a business, act like a library : library public relations" In : Information Outlook, v. 7:9, September 2003.
    • "Professional preparation for Judaica librarianship." In: AJL Newsletter September/October 2003, v. 23:1.
    • "The Journey to a Doctorate" In: The SLIS Descriptor. v. 1:1, September 2004.
    • "Jewish Storytelling." In : Judaica Library Network of Metropolitan Chicago Newsletter, Winter 2005.
    • "Why Jacob and Joseph Start with a "J"" In: The Jewish Bible Quarterly, vol. 34:4 Oct.-Dec. 2005.
    • "Banning Books." In: Judaica Library Network of Metropolitan Chicago Newsletter, Winter 2006.
    • Library Newsletter of Wright College Library. Editor and writer of most of the copy. Click here to download November 2006 v. 1, no. 1
    • "Lost on the Amazon" In:American Libraries v. 37:10, Nov. 2006. p. 24.
    • "Preservation of Torah Scrolls" In:The Bonefolder : an e-journal for the bookbinder and book artist v. 3:1, Fall 2006.
    • "Tall Torah Lesson" In:American Libraries v.38:6, June/July 2007. p. 13.
    • "Knowledge Management Terminology" and "Knowledge Management Experts" two chapters in the book Perspectives in Knowledge Management Scarecrow Press, May 2008.
    • "The translation of the Biblical word shofar" in The Jewish Bible Quarterly, April-May 2012 v. 40:2.

    Fiction and Games

    • My own Hanukah story. 1980. Revised version published as an e-book. 2004 Click here to download.
    • My own Pesah story. 1981. Revised version published as an e-book. 2004 Click here to download.
    • Seder cards. 1981. Game cards to accompany above book.
    • "Fiddler on the roof : the sequel." In : JUF News, Year-end 1991.
    • Stories by Stuhlman v. 1 : My own Pesah Story and other stories Stories on CD. For more information click here.

    Book Reviews

    • AAAS science books & films Issue: May 1975, vol. 11:1. Three books reviewed on pages 33, 34, 38.
    • [Review of] Alpert, Bernard. Archaeology and the biblical record. In: Catholic Library World 83:4 (June 2013)
    • [Review of] Berkovits, Eliezer. Crisis and faith. In: Library Journal. v. 101:13; July, 1976.
    • [Review of] Ben-Sasson, Haim Hillel. Trial and achievement.In: Library Journal. v. 101:2; Jan. 1, 1976.
    • [Review of] Bin Gorion, Micha, ed. Mimekor Yisrael : classical Jewish folktales In: Library Journal, Nov. 1, 1976.
    • [Review of] Bechhofer, Yosef Gaviel. The Contemporary Eruv. In: AJL Newsletter, October 1998.
    • [Review of] Blidstein, Gerald J. Honor thy father and mother : filial responsibility in Jewish law and ethics. In: Library Journal, Apr 1, 1976.
    • [Review of] Butler, Rebecca P. Copyright for teachers & librarians for the 21st century. In: Catholic Library World v.82:4; June 2011. vol. 82:3, March 2012. p 226
    • [Review of] Chowdhury, G. G. Digital libraries and information access : research perspectives. In: Catholic Library World. v.83:3, March 2013.
    • [Review of] Comins, Mike. Making prayer real: leading Jewish spiritual voices ... In: Catholic Library World. p. 125 v. 81:2 Dec. 2010
    • "He was a living bridge" [review of] Living Bridges, by Alexander Dushkin. In : Jewish Education, Fall 1977.
    • [Review of] Ferencz, Benjamin B. Less than slaves. In: Conservative Judaism v. 33:4, Summer 1980.
    • [Review of] Greengard, Alison. Rebecca. In: AJL Newsletter September/October 2003, v. 23:1.
    • [Review of] Grypeou, Emmanouela and Spuling, Helen. The book of Genesis in late antiquity : encounters between Jewish and Christian exegesis. Scheduled for AJL Reviews. Summer 2014.
    • [Review of] Harduf, David Mendel. Otsar ha-shemot ha-tanakhiyim ba-agadah... In: AJL Newsletter May/June 2003; v. 22:4.
    • [Review of] The Hebrew prophets : selections annotated & explained / translation & annotation by Rami Shapiro. In: AJL Newsletter May 2005.
    • [Review of] Hoffman, Lawrence A. All the world : universalism and particularism and the High Holy Days. In: AJL Reviews February/March 2015.
    • [Review of] Isbell, Charles David. Sermons from a Southern rabbi. In: Catholic Library World. p. 128 v. 81:2 Dec. 2010
    • [Review of] Kane, Laura Townsend. .Working in the virtual stacks ... In: Catholic Library World v. 82:4; June 2012. p. 312.
    • [Review of] The Librarian's legal companion for buying and licensing information resources / Tomas A Lipinski. In: Catholic Library World 83:4 (June 2013).
    • [Review of] Lubetski, Edith and Lubetski, Meir. The Book of Esther : a classified bibliography. In: Catholic Library World v. 80:3; March 2010. p. 204-5.
    • [Review of] Marketing your library's electronic resources : a how-to-do-it manual. In: Catholic Library World v.84:1.
    • [Review of] Matassa, Freda. Organizing exhibitions : a handbook for museums, libraries and archives. Scheduled for: Catholic Library World v.85:1 (September 2014)
    • [Review of] To mourn a child : Jewish responses to neonatal and childhood death / edited by Jeffrey Saks and Joel B. Wolowelsky. In: Catholic Library World v.84:1
    • [Review of] McAdoo, Monty L. Fundamentals of library instruction . In: Catholic Library World v. 83:2; December 2012
    • [Review of] Mandel, Neville J. The Arabs and Zionism before World War I In: Library Journal, v. 110:9; May 1, 1976.
    • [Review of] Park, Abraham. The Genesis genealogies ... . In: Catholic Library World v.82:4; June 2011. vol. 82, no. 4, June 2012 p. 312.
    • [Review of] Radner, Ephraim. Leviticus In: Catholic Library World v.80:2; December 2009.
    • [Review of] Resinicoff, Steven H. Jewish law In: Catholic Library World September 2012
    • [Review of] Septien, Pia. Women of the Old Testament : their lives are our hope In: Catholic Library World v. 83:2; December 2012
    • [Review of] Taylor, Derek. Chief Rabbi Hertz : the Wars of the Lord. In: AJL Reviews February/March 2015.
    • [Review of] Vital, David. The origins of Zionism In: Library Journal. v. 101:7; April 1, 1976.
    • [Review of] Wagner, Stanley M and Drazin, Israel. What's beyond the Bible text? Thought provoking comments on the Bible that stimulate and stretch the imagination. Scheduled for Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter. September 2014.
    • [Review of] Warburg, A. Yehuda. Rabbinic Authority : the vision and the reality. Scheduled for Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter. Summer 2014.


    • Librarian's Lobby 1996- Monthly on the web There are more than 100 columns on-line on library topics. In print published by the Chicago Rabbinical Council.
      Recent Columns
    • "Hebrew Yiddish Name Pairs" May 2009
    • "Name Statistics" June 2009
    • "Transliteration of Hebrew" September 2009
    • "The Spelling of Yerushalayim" November 2009
    • "The Translation of Shofar" March 2010
    • Kol Safran (Voice of a librarian) 2008- Personal blog containing columns dealing with library and book topics. These are less academic than the articles in Librarian's Lobby. The more than 220 columns discuss: a song from my grandmother, problem patrons, compound words, manuscript style sheets, publishing in scholarly publications, making connection, NCIS(TV show)and books, rumors, critical thinking, library marketing, teaching research skills , copyright , lost library arts , and and interview with a new college president.
      There is no schedule; one to five columns appear monthly.

    • Selected columns

      Ten Commandments
      June More Ten Commandments; Subway Librarian Moment
      July Urge to Yell!; Fun with employment ads; Targum or Targum Publishing
      August Etymology of Yarmulke
      September Tetragramaton in St. Louis; A Monty Python moment
      October Jewish Chaplaincy
      November At what point does "sehel" kick in?; Finding an artist; Education and clarity of thought; A disagreement between a student and a teacher
      December The printer won't work; Bean Counters and Librarians; Overtime?; Reference Service Management Issues 1; Counter productive? ; Emerging Ideas in Libraries: Positive ideas; What libraries should do better -- part 1

      Remembering Aunt Evie; What libraries should do better -- part 2, 3, 4; Triumph of the Readers; In the next ten years -- What should libraries do better?; Searching strategies
      Februrary Ethics and Closed libraries; Whole Wheat Bread Recipes new revisions; Important Challenges that encourage quality; Never Stop Learning
      March Reference Interviews -- continued 2; Electronic books and reading them
      April This Week in Reference; Names and reactions
      May Visiting the Chicago Art Institute; Visit to the Illinois Holocaust Museum
      June Untitled Art Works
      July Installing a new computer.
      August Manuscript Style Sheets; Submitting articles; Scholarly communications and copyright
      September Visual Information; This Week in Reference; Using First Names; Asking the best questions
      October Song My Grandmother Sang -- Lady Moon; How Language Grows -- Compounds Problem Patrons; Publishing in Scholarly Publications
      November Hello November -- Last Night in Reference
      December Spelling of Hanukkah; Lady Moon Song

      January Additional Books for sale; No Good Deed goes ....; Visiting other libraries
      February Difficulty in Translation "Shofar"; Information Needs in Star Trek
      March Translation of Shofar; This week in Reference -- It's only Wednesday; Bibliographic Citations ; This week in reference
      April I'm Not a Lawyer; Telling the World; Style Sheets; Weeding a collection
      May Studying the Encyclopedia Judaica; NCIS (TV show) and Books; Above and Beyond Books
      June Creating a podcast; What were they thinking?; Another sad day for Illinois libraries; Style Sheets II; Name Authority; Library Data Base Access; Sad Day for NSLS
      July Making Connections; Out of State; Search Engine Test; Creating a podcast II; Rumor, fraud, and dumb mistakes; I've "Made it"
      August Humor is hard work; Marketing and Public Relations - parts 1-6; Critical Thinking; Dumb Blond or Clueless Librarian?
      September New Rules for Communications Chapter 10 - News Releases; A Jewish Lamp with David and Goliath's Names in Greek Letters; Marketing and Public Relations - Parts 7-9 Obsolete or inaccurate Information; Volunteers in the Library ; Staying Connected to Your Public
      October Teaching Research Skills; Building Your Plan; Appreciate Success
      November Apples for Teachers; Getting to Yes; What is Copyright? Parts 1-2;
      December What is Copyright? Part 3; Goodbye Ol'e Mixer

      January Judging a Science Fair; Can Hairstyle be Protected with Copyright?; Privacy in the Library; What is Copyright? Parts 4-5
      February Copyright of Art Objects - Copyright part 7; Privacy in the Library -- Part 2
      March New President Interview: Parts 1-3; Filing Catalog Cards; Catalog Card Drawers
      April New President Interview: Parts 4-6
      May New Dean Interview - Parts 1- 2; New President Interview: Part 7
      June Where is WorldCat when you need it?; Marketing and Public Relations -- 13 Ed Dean Interview: Part 1
      July Creating a Community; New President Interview: Part 8; Mistaken Attribution parts 1-2; Searching for the Prussian Emancipation Act of 1812
      August Copyright of Art Objects 2; Attribution and Fair Use
      September Preparing Labels for Library Books
      October The Electric Eraser; New Dean for the School of Education part 2
      November The Golden Picture Frame; Improving Student Services
      December New President Interview -- Part 10 Management Style; Stuhlman and the iPad; Judging a Science Fair – Lincoln Park; The Golden Haggadah

      January Finding My Father; Customer Service
      February Shoulders of Giants?; Confidential Library Research; Remembering My Father
      March Spellbinding, Yet Clueless; Goodbye Paper Encyclopedias?
      May Setting an Example for Academic Research
      June The Story of the Two Brothers -- Revisited
      July The University of Chicago Library Visit
      September Visit to Three Libraries in Israel; A Trip to Beit El
      October Executive Communications -- New President Interview: Part 12
      November A Question of Ethics -- New President Interview: Part 13
      December Where Has the Leadership Gone -- Stuhlman and the iPad -- This week in Reference --Just Give Me A Smile

      January Leadership When We Need It; Car in the Lobby
      March New President Interview -- Part 16 -- Intellectual Freedom
      New President Interview -- Part 17 -- Customer Service
      May New President Interview -- Part 18 -- The Set Table Theory
      New President Interview -- Part 19 -- Search for a Provost
      New President Interview -- Part 20 -- Completing projects
      June On Account of a Hat; This week in Reference; Are You in a Bookstore or Library?
      July Library Behavior; Spelling of Humus; Black Bean Burgers
      August Customer Service for Libraries; Artzneybüech -- a 16th Century Medical Book; When Library Catalogs, Discovery Tools and Google ...
      September New President Interview -- Parts 21 & 22 Living Bridges
      October New President Interview -- Part 23 Living Bridges; Typewriters in the Library
      November New President Interview -- Part 24 Culture of Excellence; Ambiguous Language

      January Signage and Mr. Google
      Fuzzy Logic
      New President Interview -- Part 25& 26 Becoming Human
      March I Am Not Omniscient
      New President Interview -- Part 27 Investigative Reporting
      May New President Interview -- Part 28 A Wonderful Job

      March Pesah and Wisdom
      The Calendar
      April What’s a Book?
      May New President Interview -- Part 29 Is TQM Connected to a College Education?
      New President Interview -- Part 30 What is Leadership?

      January Searching for Plastic Bags
      May No APA
      New President Interview -- Part 34 Management and Leadership
      New President Interview -- Part 35 Ethics and Academia
      July New President Interview -- Part 36 What is stupidity? Part 1
      August New President Interview -- Part 37 What is stupidity? Part 2

      January Children In the Synagogue
      April Haggadah 2017 update
      May Emotional Intelligence in the College
      June Library Magic and Plundered Books
      July Can you turn on the Internet?
      August The Search for Newspaper Coverage
      September Cataloging Postcards

    • Podcasts
    • Interview with Ezra Pollack
    • World of Hebrew Bibles
    • Interview with Dr. Robert Friedman
    • From the editor's desk 1999- In: Newsletter of the Judaica Library Network of Metropolitan Chicago. Also on-line
    • ISAC: Network News daily 1989-92 Illinois Student Assistance Commission.


      Wright College 1     Wright College 2     Wright College 3

    Personal Website

    Computer Programs

    • Subject : the library subject headings data base system. 1986.
    • Print*File 1985.

    Citations -- The following books and articles have cited my works

    These are only the ones that I found. There are probably more.

    • Beránková, M., M. Houska, and R. Kvasnicka. "Interoperability of Knowledge Units in Plant Protection: Case Studies." AGRIS on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics v. 2.4 (2010).
    • The Evolution of a Documents Digitization Project within the American Library Association’s New Members Round Table, by Anna M. Ferris. [online] http://libres.curtin.edu.au/libres15n1/Ferris%20-%20Final.htm.
    • Hicks, Deborah. "Advocating for Librarianship: The Discourses of Advocacy and Service in the Professional Identities of Librarians." Library Trends 64.3 (2016) [online] https://muse.jhu.edu/article/613927
    • "Hillcrest Country Club (Los Angeles)"
    • [online] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillcrest_Country_Club_(Los_Angeles) Last modified on 21 March 2011
    • Kostenarov, Krasimir, et al. "Value Added Creation by Intellectual Capital in Bulgarian Public Companies." " In: Dialog v.4 (2011) http://www.ceeol.com/aspx/getdocument.aspx?logid=5&id=ae9541ee61bf4ce2b31f94444533e1c5
    • Knowledge Management in the Public Sector: A Blueprint for Innovation in Government, By David E. McNabb. Armont, New York : M.E. Sharpe, 2006.
    • Leadership Paradigms in Chaplaincy, by Joel Graves and Joel Curtis Graves. Boca Raton, Florida : Universal-Publishers, 2007.
    • "Leningrad Codex"
    • [online] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leningrad_Codex Last modified on 26 March 2011.
    • "Library Marketing into the 21st Century," Compiled by Patrick Meyer. [2006?] http://www.aallnet.org/sis/allsis/toolkit/marketing_bib.pdf
    • "Moses Mescheloff"
    • [online] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moses_Mescheloff Last modified on 25 November 2010.
    • Najafi, A., and A. Afrazeh. "Analysis of the Environmental Projects Risk Management Success Using Analytical Network Process Approach." International Journal of Environmental Research v.5.2 (2011): p.277-284.
    • New Age Competencies for Information Professionals, by Sajjad Ur Rehman. Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education & Practice, 2006.
    • Osif, Bonnie. "Branding, Marketing, and Fund-raising" In: Library Leadership and Management V. 20:1 Winter 2006, p. 39-43
    • "Strategies For Improving Productivity Of Knowledge Workers - An Overview," by G.C. Mohanta, V. Kannan, K.P.Thooyamani. In : Strength Based Strategies, 2006.
    • The Value of Service in Library and Information Science. by Diana Miranda Murillo. Master's Thesis, Information School, University of Texas at Austin (US), 2005.