We get a lot of announcements in our in-box and can't post them all but this one stood out: On January 25, the Scone Foundation will present its Archivist of the Year Award. This year’s award will be shared by Dr. Yehoshua Freundlich, the Israeli State Archivist, and Mr. Khader Salameh of the Al-Aqsa Library and Muslim Museum. This annual award recognizes an archivist who has made a contribution to his or her profession or who has provided support to scholars conducting research in history and biography. Dr. Freundlich has served for many years as the general editor of the series, “Documents on the Foreign Policy of Israel'; he has also edited studies on the Jewish Agency and lectured on the relations between the U.N. and Israel. Mr. Salameh has served as director of the Islamic Museum and director of the al-Aqsa Mosque library for over two decades. He has published several catalogs on Arabic manuscripts, not only at the al-Aqsa library, but at private foundations as well. Mr. Salameh has played an important role and has lectured on the importance of digitization of archives.As part of the program, Professor Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies, Columbia University and Dr. David N. Myers, Director, UCLA Center for Jewish Studies will discuss “History and Memory”. Dr. Merav Mack of the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute will introduce the award winners.The event will take place Monday, 25 January 2010 at 6 pm at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34 Street in New York. The event is free, but an RSVP is required: firstname.lastname@example.org.