Ernest Newbrun, D.M.D., Ph.D., is a retired professor from the University of California San Francisco and an academic who teaches at the Fromm Institute for Life Long Learning at the University of San Francisco, a Jesuit university.
I first joined the Board of the Jewish Community Library back in the 70's. About 10 years ago, I was invited back by Howard Freedman its Director because I used the Library regularly - it makes sense that I was invited back. The Library is an amazing resource. I'd love to see younger people get involved with the Board
The Library is a jewel of a resource - the staff is so well versed with the holdings; if you're researching something they are so helpful, and the atmosphere is great. Because it's at the high school, there is a lot of youthful energy. I've used the library for course preparation, for personal education and growth.
Times are changing and people are getting more and more information online, but if you're a novice in a field, you have a hard time knowing what's factual. At the Jewish Community Library, the librarians help guide you. As concerns programming, I'm always amazed by the caliber of speakers which is very impressive. I've never been disappointed and wish I had more time to spend there.