Judith B. Rosenfeld, 69, librarian at Park School


Judith B. Rosenfeld, a former librarian at Park School and book collector, died of heart failure Thursday at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital. She was 69 and lived in Reisterstown.

Judith Bram was born and raised in New York City. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1973, and a master's degree in library science in 1975 from Drexel University in Philadelphia.

In 1950, she married Paul George Rosenfeld, a social worker. Mr. Rosenfeld died in 1997.

Mrs. Rosenfeld was middle school librarian from 1965 to 1973 at Sidwell Friends School in Washington and was librarian at Moorestown Friends School in New Jersey from 1973 to 1980.

After moving to Baltimore, Mrs. Rosenfeld taught at St. Paul's School and at the Park School from 1980 until retiring in 1991.

Mrs. Rosenfeld also was an adjunct professor of children's literature from 1980 to 1991 at Loyola College. In 1992, she founded The Open Book, a quarterly newsletter and review of children's books, which she edited until last year, when she sold the publication.

An avid collector of children's books, Mrs. Rosenfeld recently donated her collection of 4,000 volumes to the Odyssey School in Stevenson.

She volunteered at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St.

Mrs. Rosenfeld is survived by a son, Dr. Andrew J. Rosenfeld of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two daughters, Dr. JoAnn Rosenfeld of Reisterstown and Rachel Rosenfeld Frumin of Israel; and 10 grandchildren.

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