Ina Rubin Cohen has been a public services librarian and the music librarian at The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary since 2001.
At JTS she handles reference desk responsibilities, the Music Library, information literacy sessions, new student and new faculty orientations, access to the microfilm collection of Hebrew manuscripts, and stack maintenance/shifting.
At the reference desk, she particularly enjoys tracking down obscure citations and introducing library users to our varied electronic resources.
In the Music Library, she is eager to assist users in finding recordings and identifying appropriate sheet music. She provides individualized guidance to cantorial students as they do library research for their master's theses.
Before coming to JTS, Ina Cohen was a Judaica librarian at HUC–NY and a librarian at Ramapo College, the Paramus Public Library, and Ernst & Young. She is an active member of the Association of Jewish Libraries, serving as reference workshop co-coordinator and board member of the New York metropolitan chapter for the past six years. In earlier stages of her career, Ms. Cohen was a computer programmer and a graphic artist.
Her publications include: