11 Dec

Community Book Exchange and Hakawati event on Dec. 19

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AUB University Libraries and the Neighborhood Initiative at AUB, in collaboration with ASSABIL and Taawon, invite you to

Community Book Exchange and Hakawati event

Date: Wednesday, December 19th 2018

Time: 3:00 – 5:00pm

Place: Nami Jafet Library

At 4:00 pm, Hakawati storytelling with Khaled El Naanaa and Rajaa Bechara

To participate, bring a book to take a book.

 

03 Dec

Schedule of the AUB Libraries during the Reading and Exams periods

In News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / December 3, 2018 / 0 Comments

Below is the schedule of the AUB Libraries during the Reading and Exams periods:

 Jafet Library: December 6 to December 20, 2018: On the first day of the reading period (Thursday, December 6), the Library will open at 7:30 am and remain so until the last day of the exams period (Thursday, December 20), when it will close at 9:00 pm

 Jafet Library: December 21: 7:30 am-5:00 pm

 Jafet Library (Archives and Special Collections Reading Room):

Monday – Friday (7:30 am – 5:00 pm)

Saturday (Closed)

Sunday (Closed)

 Science and Agriculture Library:

December 6-16: Monday-Friday: 7:30 am-12:00 am; Saturdays: 8:00 am-8:00 pm; Sundays: 12:00 pm-12:00 am

December 17-20: 7:30 am-9:00 pm

December 21: 7:30 am-5:00 pm

 Engineering & Architecture Library:

Monday – Friday (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)

Saturday (Closed)

Sunday (Closed)

 We count on your cooperation to maintain a calm and quiet atmosphere.

 Good luck in your exams.

 AUB Libraries

26 Nov

Hands-On Overleaf Pro Training Workshop

In Workshops by AUB Libraries / November 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries invite you to

“Hands-On Overleaf Pro Training Workshop” 

Register here: https://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/event/4742625 

  • Presenter: Khaled Noubani, Head of Engineering and Architecture Library
  • Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
  • Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
  • Location: Antoun Ghattas Karam E-Classroom,  Jafet Library

The workshop will cover:

  • Overleaf Unique Features
  • LaTeX Basics

Overleaf is an online LaTeX and Rich Text collaborative writing and publishing tool that makes the whole process of academic writing, editing and publishing much quicker and easier.

Related Research Guide: Overleaf Pro+ at AUB by Khaled Noubani

23 Nov

The Lebanese LAM Sector: Collaboration Amongst National Heritage Institutions: Reality and Implementation

In Events,Workshops by AUB Libraries / November 23, 2018 / 0 Comments

The AUB University Libraries invite you to a presentation about

“The Lebanese LAM (Library, Archive, Museum) Sector: Collaboration Amongst National Heritage Institutions: Reality and Implementation”

Register here: https://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/event/4798907

Presenter: Ghada Dimashk, Cataloger at the Lebanese National Library

Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Time: 3:00pm

Location: Antoun Ghattas Karam e-Classroom, Jafet Library, AUB

For additional information, call us on extensions 2620/2621 or email: libinfo@aub.edu.lb

16 Nov

AUB Libraries’ schedule on Tuesday, Nov. 20 and Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018

In News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / November 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

AUB Libraries’ schedule on Tuesday, November 20 (Prophet’s Birthday) and Thursday, November 22, 2018 (Independence Day):

  • Jafet Library: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Science, and Engineering Libraries will be closed 
  • Saab Medical Library: 12:00 noon – 12 midnight

  AUB Libraries

12 Nov

New at the University Libraries: Student Library Ambassadors Program

In News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / November 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries are very glad to have cooperated with the Center of Civic Engagement and Community Services (CCECS) to recruit Library Student Ambassadors.

The role of these student ambassadors is to help the library reach out to the student body and better communicate with AUB students. The main projects include launching a campaign to raise awareness about fair space and quiet study in the Libraries, planning and marketing library events and serving as a library focus group to provide feedback, suggestions and ideas for library outreach within the AUB student Community.

The partnership with CCECS and with the student volunteers started this fall and the plan is to keep it running to make sure students’ perspective is always taken into consideration when planning any service launch or any event at the Libraries.

So far, 6 very committed and enthusiastic students have joined the Library Ambassadors Program and have assisted the Libraries in several projects.

Mounir Arab, one of the student volunteers, says that at first he was hesitant to undergo this experience. He then realized that being a Library Student Ambassador is not only about performing the allocated tasks and enforcing library rules, but is also about making Jafet Library a better place for his fellow students.

The University Libraries will always welcome student volunteers to add value to the student-library relationship and experience. For more information about this, please contact CCECS or contact Jafet Library.

05 Nov

Before the Thesis: Preparing your Literature Review and Proposal

In Workshops by AUB Libraries / November 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Graduate Council, the Institutional Review Board (IRB), the University Libraries, and the Writing Center invite you to the second workshop of the series

Before the Thesis: Preparing your Literature Review and Proposal

  • What do you have to do to write a proposal?
  • What tools and resources are available at AUB to help you write and research ethically?
  • What can you do to prepare yourself to write and research the literature review section of your proposal?

Register here: https://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/event/4742501

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Location: West Hall Auditorium A

02 Nov

Hands-On Overleaf Pro Training Workshop

In Uncategorized by AUB Libraries / November 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries invite you to

“Hands-On Overleaf Pro Training Workshop” 

Register here: https://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/event/4742625 

  • Presenter: Khaled Noubani, Head of Engineering and Architecture Library
  • Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
  • Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
  • Location: Antoun Ghattas Karam E-Classroom,  Jafet Library

The workshop will cover:

  • Overleaf Unique Features
  • LaTeX Basics

Overleaf is an online LaTeX and Rich Text collaborative writing and publishing tool that makes the whole process of academic writing, editing and publishing much quicker and easier.

Related Research Guide: Overleaf Pro+ at AUB by Khaled Noubani

31 Oct

Joseph Rouhana, Assistant Librarian at the Science and Agriculture Library retires after many years of service

In Library Staff by AUB Libraries / October 31, 2018 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries’ staff members got together on the morning of September 19 for a farewell gathering to honor a long-standing and proud member of the University Libraries, Mr. Joseph (Joe) Rouhana, Assistant Librarian at the Science and Agriculture Library, who has retired after serving at AUB for more than 35 years.

Joe started working at AUB in June of 1983 as a Library Clerk at the Circulation Department in Jafet Library. When he first applied for a job at AUB, he was offered two options: 1) a library clerk, or 2) an information clerk at AUH. Joe opted to take the library offer, although it was in a lower grade, because he needed more flexibility in the working hours to attend his last few courses at BUC (now LAU) to pursue his BS in Business Management/Auditing.

During his probation period, Dr. Fustokjian, who was the University Librarian back then, congratulated Joe for attaining an outstanding performance and wished that he would keep working at the library after getting his degree, promising him an upgrade and a chance to be sponsored for studying library automation in the United States of America. Unfortunately, Dr. Fustokjian resigned and left the country in 1984 when fighting broke out again in Beirut.

In 1985, the American librarian of the Science and Agriculture Library left the country as well due to the unstable situation in Lebanon. The Science and Agriculture Library was left supervised by a Library Assistant; but a few months later during the war, the Library Assistant was kidnapped at the demarcation line between what was known as Eastern Beirut and Western Beirut. Joe was then assigned to be in charge of the Science and Agriculture Library in February of 1986.

In February of 2012, Salpy Naalbandian was assigned as the librarian of the Science and Agriculture Library after getting her MS in Library Science. Salpy, with her professional background, and Joe, with his long years of experience, combined efforts for the best of the Science and Agriculture Library.

Joe says that he “will never forget the good work and cooperation of the Library Assistants: Aristo, Amer, and Bahaa (who left to the USA two years ago). They have always been doing an excellent job, and have shared the effort and hard work in many, many projects.”

When asked about any special moments or memories at the University Libraries, Joe says that he does not have specific ones, and that he will always remember all the moments spent in the library.

Joe admits that he was not enthusiastic about working at the Library at the beginning, as his ambition was to find a job in his field of study. Yet, he later started liking his library job, especially when he joined the Science and Agriculture Library to work as acting head, where he was able to put his management skills and educational background into use.

Talking about his work, Joe says, “I liked helping students and faculty members in searching for articles for their research. I was also keen on ensuring cooperation with various library departments, which broadened my knowledge about most of the library functions and helped me initiate better strategies and procedures.” Adding, “Being in charge of the Science and Agriculture Library for 26 years gave me self-satisfaction and pushed me to stay enthusiastic.”

For Joe, the AUB University Libraries mean “an enjoyable place for continuous knowledge” and a place where he built a successful, long-term career.

As an ending note, Joe said, “As I say good bye to my colleagues, I will also say, “see you”, and “we will stay in touch””.

From all of us at the University Libraries, we wish you the best of luck, Joe, and we hope that you have a long, peaceful and healthy retirement . . .

29 Oct

2nd Undergraduate Workshop: Avoid Plagiarism, Get Help Citing your Sources

In Workshops by AUB Libraries / October 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries and the Writing Center invite you to attend the 2nd Undergraduate Workshop

Avoid Plagiarism, Get Help Citing your Sources (MLA, APA, Citation tools, etc.)

Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018

Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Location: Antoun Ghattas Karam E-Classroom, Jafet Library

Register here: https://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/event/4736930 

Join us to:

  • Learn how to avoid plagiarism
  • Find out why, when and how to cite
  • Discover tips and tricks to help you simplify the citation process

Bring along your questions and citations and we will be more than glad to assist you.