23 Mar

Constantine Zurayk: Knowledge at the Service of Life

In Collections,News and Announcements,Projects by AUB Libraries / March 23, 2017 / 0 Comments

The AUB Libraries, Archives Department, is pleased to announce the launch of the online exhibit: “Constantine Zurayk: Knowledge at the Service of Life“. The exhibit was curated on the 150th anniversary of AUB in conjunction with a seminar, entitled “Seminar in Remembrance of Constantine Zurayk”, which took place at AUB on October 31st, 2016. It showcases select items from the archive of Dr. Zurayk (1909- 2000), which was generously donated to the AUB Libraries, Archives Department, by Dr. Zurayk’s family. The documents, photos and letters on display here provide a glimpse onto the multi-faceted personality and rich life that Dr. Zurayk led, as well as onto some aspects of the socio-cultural and political context of a formative period in Arab modern history. The exhibit also contains excerpts from oral history interviews with Dr. Zurayk, as well as a link to the introduction of the Seminar.

We hope you enjoy!

Visit our other online exhibits at the following link.

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16 Mar

Workshop by Euromonitor International: Passport Database

In Workshops by AUB Libraries / March 16, 2017 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries are glad to announce an upcoming workshop by Euromonitor International about its renowned database PASSPORT .

Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Place: Antoun Ghattas Karam e-Classroom – Jafet Library

Presenter:

Fatima-azahra Jamal-Regional Business Development Consultant – Euromonitor International

Please register at: http://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/event/3228119

Passport is a global market research database used by the top leading companies and universities worldwide. It supports several courses in the university mainly Marketing, Economics, International Business, Logistics, Finance, hospitality & tourism, Strategy, and many others.

For additional information, please call extensions 2659/2606, or email: libinfo@aub.edu.lb

09 Mar

Upcoming Exhibit: Fields of Vision and Mediation: Arab Cinema and Political posters

In Collections,Events by AUB Libraries / March 9, 2017 / 0 Comments

The AUB University Libraries and the Arab Council for the Social Sciences invite you to an exhibit entitled: “Fields of Vision and Mediation: Arab Cinema and Political posters”, curated by the Archives and Special Collections Department, Jafet Library.

The exhibit, which will showcase a number of political and cinema posters is presented  in support of a conference organized by the Arab Council for the Social Sciences third conference,  entitled: “State, Sovereignty and Social Space in the Arab Region: Emerging Historical and Theoretical Approaches”

Exhibit Dates: March 10-12, 2017

Time: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Place: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hamra, Beirut

For more information about the exhibit, contact the Archives and Special Collections Department by email: asc@aub.edu.lb or on extensions 2609/10.

07 Mar

AUB Libraries Arabic Books Online: The Arabic Collections Online Project

In Collections,News and Announcements,Projects by AUB Libraries / March 7, 2017 / 0 Comments

In 2014, the American University of Beirut (AUB) Libraries joined the Arabic Collections Online (ACO) project to digitize and make freely accessible worldwide over 15,000 pre-1956 Arabic books.

The project, funded by New York University Abu Dhabi, has just made accessible more than 200 digitized books from the AUB Libraries’ collection: http://dlib.nyu.edu/aco/search/?q=aub&page=1. These 200 items are the first out of 6,000 books to be digitized and shared by the AUB Libraries within the next two years. For more about AUB’s role in this project, please see this article: http://wordp.aub.edu.lb/?p=23.

Other contributing members include the libraries of New York University, Princeton, Cornell, Columbia, and the American University in Cairo. The ACO digital library currently provides online access to 5,675 volumes across 3,779 subjects. You can read more about the project here: http://dlib.nyu.edu/aco/about .

We invite you to check the ACO digital library regularly to view newly uploaded Arabic books from AUB Libraries and other partner institutions.

For more information about this project, please contact Elie Kahale, Head of Digital Initiatives and Imaging Department on ext. 2603, or by email:ekahale@aub.edu.lb.

06 Mar

Workshop: Web of Science, Journal Citation Reports and EndNote

In News and Announcements,Workshops by AUB Libraries / March 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries are holding a workshop about Web of Science, Journal Citation Reports (JCR) and EndNote

Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Presenter: Dr. Walid Hassan (Web of Science)

Place: Antoun Ghattas Karam e-Classroom – Jafet Library

Register here: http://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/event/3209683

 

Join the workshop to learn more about:

Web of Science  and JCR

  • Find what is essential to a research project in Web of Science
  • Identify the most recent and influential papers in the field
  • Use the power of citations to establish links between publications and subjects
  • Identify key opinion leaders in the field and find potential collaborators
  • Perform Citation Analysis
  • Retrieve Citation Report

EndNote 

  • Learn about what EndNote offers
  • Collect and Manage references
  • Format references

For additional information, please call extensions 2620/9, or email: libinfo@aub.edu.lb

20 Feb

To all University Libraries users: we are listening

In Library Staff by AUB Libraries / February 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries would like to inform users, and especially students, that they can now write and submit their comments in the Libraries’ “Suggestions Box”.

The notes will remain anonymous and will be checked on a regular basis by the Library Staff.

The box has been placed at the entrance of Jafet Library for your convenience.

Feel free to tell us your opinions and suggestions . . . we are listening, to serve you better.

 

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17 Feb

Undergraduate Workshop: Start your Research and Writing Experience

In Events,Workshops by AUB Libraries / February 17, 2017 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries, in collaboration with Student Affairs and the Writing Center at AUB are holding a workshop for all AUB undergraduate students .

Start your Research and Writing Experience:

  • Find resources at the Library
  • Learn how to conduct research effectively
  • Avoid plagiarism
  • Get free writing consultations
  • Have a stress-free university life

When? Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 11:30am till 12:30pm

Where? Antoun Ghattas Karam e-Classroom- Jafet Library

Register here: http://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/event/3149838

Join us and learn something new to help you with any upcoming research project.

For further details, call Jafet library on ext. 2621/9 or e-mail: libinfo@aub.edu.lb

16 Feb

Arabic Manuscripts Conference: Formation Doctorale Études Critiques des Manuscrits, Archives et Inscriptions Arabes

In Events,Workshops by AUB Libraries / February 16, 2017 / 0 Comments

FORMATION DOCTORALE ÉTUDES CRITIQUES DES MANUSCRITS, ARCHIVES ET INSCRIPTIONS ARABES du 13 au 17 février 2017 à Beyrouth et Balamand

Friday February 17, 2017

Antoun Ghattas Karam e-Classroom

Jafet Library- American University of Beirut – AUB

Agenda

  • 09h00-10h30 Samar Mikati Kaissi & Kaoukab Chebaro (AUB): «History of the AUB Manuscript Collection»
  • 11h00-12h00 Mario Kozah (AUB): «Dadisho and Isaac Qatraya: The Garshuni translations of The
    Compendious Commentary and The Fourth Part»
  • 12h00-13h00 Nadine Abbas (Université Saint-Joseph, ILO – CLP): «Corrections et commentaires dans les manuscrits»
  • 13h00-14h30 Pause déjeuner
  • 14h30-15h30 Naila Kaidbey (AUB): «Muhammad Malik al-Ashrafani: ‘Umdat al-ʿÂrifîn
    A 17th c. Druze manuscript»

Institutions partenaires
Institut Français du Proche-Orient (DEAMM)
Université de Balamand
Université Libanaise
Université Saint-Joseph
Service de Coopération et d’Action Culturelle de l’Ambassade de France au Liban

16 Feb

Upcoming Exhibit: Lebanon: ethos, scenery and gastronomy

In Events,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / February 16, 2017 / 0 Comments

The AUB University Libraries are showcasing a rare collection of posters donated by the Lebanese Ministry of Tourism, depicting Lebanon’s culture from a unique point of view.

“Lebanon: ethos, scenery and gastronomy”

When? February 20- March 3, 2017 – all day

Where? Jafet Library- Lobby

The exhibit features posters showing culinary goods, views from breathtaking Lebanese villages and locations, and other beautiful scenes from Lebanon.

Enjoy the exhibit and enjoy our Lebanon!

15 Feb

Upcoming Event: Unpacking Sa’dallah Wannous’ Private Library at AUB

In Collections,Events,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / February 15, 2017 / 0 Comments

In celebration of the donation of the private library of the renowned Syrian playwright Sa’dallah Wannous to the American University of Beirut, you are cordially invited to

Unpacking Sa’dallah Wannous’ Private Library at AUB

When? Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Where? Issam Fares Institute – Auditorium

Organized by: The Department of English, the Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages, the Theater Initiative, the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies, and the University Libraries