For its last
year - July 2013 to July 2014 - the library
and its users were supported by www.GarberLibrary.org. Though that website is no longer active, its Home,
Tour pages have been saved here.
is a full size image of the
the above image was captured in June
the background of the Home page had
changed from gray to purple to honor
the memory of six year old
|Why there was an Aaron Garber Library website for only one year
Editing these Cleveland Jewish history pages made me a frequent user of the library and of the pages it had on the website of the Siegal College of Jewish Studies. The pages (see menu at the right) had links to its catalog, OhioLINK and the online 2007 Encyclopaedia Judaica, a page on the Friends, and more.
In June 2013, with the college closed, its adult education programs now part of Siegal Lifelong Learning at Case Western Reserve University and supported by a new site (SiegalLifelongLearning.org), the old website (Siegal.edu) went offline.
Almost overnight the library lost its web presence. A search would find links to the old Siegal College pages, but clicking on those links would show "page not found" errors.
Contacting the JECC revealed that they had no plans to add web pages for support of the library.
In July 2013, believing that awareness of and use of the library would decline further without web pages supporting it, I registered the name GarberLibrary.org and created a website. The JECC and Access Jewish Cleveland agreed to link to it, and soon did.
A year later, in July 2014, knowing that
the library's closing
was near, I did not renew its domain name. The website's end went unnoticed, as
had its start, but I had done what I