07 Aug

Attention RefWorks Users: Move to the New RefWorks

In Uncategorized by AUB Libraries / August 7, 2017 / 0 Comments

Attention Current RefWorks Users!

RefWorks is moving to a new platform very soon (January 2018)

Join our upcoming workshop to know more about the updated features of RefWorks and to learn how to migrate your citations to the new platform.

Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Place: Antoun Ghattas Karam E-Classroom

To Register:http://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/event/3478172

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

17 Jul

Workshop: Designing Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews

In Workshops by AUB Libraries / July 17, 2017 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries  invite you to

“Designing Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews Workshop”

Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017

Time: 11:00 am- 12:30 pm

Location: Antoun Ghattas Karam e-Classroom- Jafet Library

To register: http://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/event/3435104  

This workshop includes a quick introduction about systematic reviews and provides methods in designing effective and high-sensitive search strategies, translating the strategy across resources, and ensuring transparent reporting. The presentation will also highlight the available library tools supporting this process.

For more information, contact Ms. Aida Farha, Head of the Saab Memorial Medical Library via email: af02@aub.edu.lb or via ext. 5911

11 Jul

University Libraries now Member of De Gruyter’s Institutional Membership Scheme

In News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / July 11, 2017 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries (UL) are pleased to announce that they are now an Institutional Member of De Gruyter’s Institutional Membership Scheme.

Authors affiliated with AUB are now entitled to a 15% discount on all Article Processing Charges (APCs) and Book Processing Charges (BPCs) in Pure Open Access publications as part of De Gruyter Group’s the Open Access model.

Detailed information on the Institutional Membership program is available on De Gruyter’s website: https://www.degruyter.com/dg/page/institutional-memberships

To know more about all our institutional Open Access Publishing offerings and discounts:

06 Jul

Newly renovated reading room inaugurated at AUB University Libraries

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

This article was posted on the AUB Website: http://www.aub.edu.lb/news/2017/Pages/libraries-ghandour.aspx and was written by Dana Abed- Office of Advancement

The American University of Beirut announced the opening of the newly renovated Reserve Reading Room at Jafet Library. The renovation was made possible through a renewed contribution from Trustee Emeritus Ali Ghandour. The announcement of the Reserve Reading Room was made in a ceremony attended by President Fadlo Khuri, Trustee Ali Ghandour, Vice President for Advancement Imad Baalbaki, AUB staff, and friends.

Ali Ghandour was an AUB student and later an AUB Trustee serving from 1979 to 2008. Ghandour has been serving as Trustee Emeritus since 2008. Ghandour is co-chairman of Aviation Pioneers and Consultants, Lebanon, and President of ARAM Trading and Technology, Jordan. He is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Jordanian Airlines and has held multiple advisory positions in the aviation field, in addition to various Non-Governmental Organizations.

“Providing a comfortable room like this for students is to me a noble cause, AUB means a lot to me because it made me who I am today,” said Ghandour.

President Fadlo Khuri considered the provision of a space such as this room important for the psyche of the students and thanked Ghandour for his generosity.

“The enhancement of student life starts with better, more open, and more welcoming study spaces,” said President Khuri. “This reading room is an ideal study and relaxation space.”

The American University of Beirut announced the opening of the newly renovated Reserve Reading Room at Jafet Library. The renovation was made possible through a renewed contribution from Trustee Emeritus Ali Ghandour. The announcement of the Reserve Reading Room was made in a ceremony attended by President Fadlo Khuri, Trustee Ali Ghandour, Vice President for Advancement Imad Baalbaki, AUB staff, and friends. Ali Ghandour was an AUB student and later an AUB Trustee serving from 1979 to 2008.

Ghandour has been serving as Trustee Emeritus since 2008. Ghandour is co-chairman of Aviation Pioneers and Consultants, Lebanon, and President of ARAM Trading and Technology, Jordan. He is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Jordanian Airlines and has held multiple advisory positions in the aviation field, in addition to various Non-Governmental Organizations. “Providing a comfortable room like this for students is to me a noble cause, AUB means a lot to me because it made me who I am today,” said Ghandour.

President Fadlo Khuri considered the provision of a space such as this room important for the psyche of the students and thanked Ghandour for his generosity. “The enhancement of student life starts with better, more open, and more welcoming study spaces,” said President Khuri. “This reading room is an ideal study and relaxation space.”

20 Jun

AUB Libraries’ schedule during Eid Al Fitr

In News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / June 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

Below is the AUB Libraries’ schedule during Eid Al Fitr:

  • Jafet Library will be closed on Sunday, June 25 and Monday, June 26. On Tuesday, June 27, Jafet Library will open from 7:30 am to 3:00 p.m.
  •  Engineering and Architecture & Science and Agriculture Libraries will be closed from Saturday, June 24 till Tuesday, June 27.
  •  Saab Medical Library will be closed on the first day of the Eid, on the second day, it will open from 12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight. 

 Happy Eid!

AUB Libraries

20 Jun

Workshop: Introduction to Data Management

In Workshops by AUB Libraries / June 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries are holding a workshop entitled

Introduction to Data Management

Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Time: 11:00 am- 12:00 pm

Location: Antoun Ghattas Karam e-Classroom- Jafet Library

To register:  http://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/calendar/rdm

This session is meant to introduce researchers to current data management practices including planning, organization, documentation, storage, and archiving.

Attendees will learn how to make use of the library services, especially the AUB data bank, in order to address issues they face while managing their data.

19 Jun

Walid Gholmieh’s rich archive donated to AUB University Libraries

In Collections,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / June 19, 2017 / 0 Comments

This article was posted on the AUB Website: http://www.aub.edu.lb/news/2017/Pages/walid-gholmieh.aspx and was written by Dana Abed- Office of Advancement

The American University of Beirut (AUB) received the musical heritage of the late Dr. Walid Gholmieh, which will be kept in the archives of the University Libraries to be utilized by researchers and musicians. Dr. Gholmieh’s widow, Mrs. Elham Gholmieh, and family worked with Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Salma Oueida and Associate University Librarian for Archives and Special Collections Dr. Kaoukab Chebaro, among others, to compile the archive and prepare for its transfer to AUB, which was accomplished on June 14.

Dr. Walid Georges Gholmieh, who passed away in 2011, was director of the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music. He earned a degree in Mathematics from AUB before dedicating his life to music. He is considered to be one of the most prominent Middle Eastern conductors and composers. Gholmieh held a PhD in musicology and composed numerous symphonies and other musical compositions. He collaborated with many conductors and performers and was the recipient of multiple international awards.

According to Mrs. Gholmieh, AUB was very dear to Dr. Gholmieh’s heart and he always wanted his collection to be transferred to the University.

“AUB is the most important institution in the Middle East that preserves the cultural heritage of prominent artists. Walid wanted dearly to preserve that and keep it in safe hands for generations to come,” said Mrs. Gholmieh. “Walid made sure his intentions of transferring his collection are expressed to Dr. Nabil Nassif [director of the Zaki Nassif Program for Music at AUB] and, after his passing, we started with the execution of his wishes in collaboration with AUB.”

Dr. Chebaro explained the importance of the archival papers to be kept in Jafet Library, saying that Dr. Gholmieh was “a forward looking humanist, one who is simultaneously deeply rooted in his culture, language, and heritage.”

“The AUB Archives, University Libraries is thrilled to receive the archival papers of Dr. Gholmieh: preserving our cultural heritage, availing it to researchers, upholding and demonstrating its continued scholarly and humanistic relevance for a wide audience, both within the realm of academia and beyond, is a core mission of AUB,” said Chebaro.

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31 May

University Libraries’ summer schedule (June 5 – August 27, 2017)

In News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / May 31, 2017 / 0 Comments

Below is the AUB Libraries’ summer schedule from (June 5 – August 27, 2017):

 JAFET (June 5   – July 31, 2017)

Monday-Friday: 7:30 am – 11:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday: 12:00 noon – 9:00 pm

 JAFET (August 1 – August  27, 2017)

Monday-Friday: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

 ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE LIBRARIES (from June 5 – August 27, 2017)

Monday-Friday: 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

26 May

Exhibit – “Crucial Turns: A Critical Mapping of Art at AUB”

In Events by AUB Libraries / May 26, 2017 / 0 Comments

AUB faculty, students and staff gathered on the evening of Tuesday, May 23rd at the Nami Jafet Memorial Library for the opening ceremony of a capstone exhibition curated by three AUB Art History students displaying material depicting critical turns in Art at AUB since in the foundation of the Fine Art Department since the 1950s.

The exhibit is curated by Katharine Gordon, Lama El Khatib and Nour Osseiran, all three of which are AUB students, who initiated and completed this project as part of the “Theories, Methods, and Practices of Curating” (AHIS284) seminar at AUB; a seminar that acts as a capstone for the students within the Art History major.

The course is instructed by Angela Harutyunyan, Associate Professor at the Department of Fine Arts and Art History at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, AUB, who said that the importance of this exhibit is that it is a first attempt to bring to light the rich history of art at AUB as formed by and formative of the art scene in Beirut and Lebanon at large. For the students, it is an opportunity to understand and historicize art and art history education that they themselves are undergoing.

The exhibit gives tribute to artists such as Walid Sadek, Daniele Genadry, David Kurani, Arthur Frick, and John Carswell. The material displayed include original paintings that were generously provided by the artists, in addition to photos, sketches, posters and other primary sources found at the Archives and Special Collections department at the University Libraries.

The exhibit will remain on display at the lobby at Jafet Library until Friday, June 2nd.

The curators believe that the exhibition brings together a montage of key moments and figures in and around the Art Department at AUB since its inception and throughout its tumultuous history by using archival material, which provide a general overview of what has been documented – from 1946 until today. Presenting these documents alongside contemporary art works, the curators hope to engage the audience in a critical journey of the art department at AUB.

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18 May

Exhibit: AUB 150th memorial silver coins at Jafet Library

In Uncategorized by AUB Libraries / May 18, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Advancement Office and the University Libraries are pleased to invite you to an exhibit featuring several memorial silver coins which were issued by the Lebanese Central Bank on the occasion of AUB’s 150th anniversary.

The coins come in five distinguished shapes, and are issued in limited editions. They represent Main Gate, College Hall, Assembly Hall, The Observatory and the Green Field.

The coins will be on display next to some historical photos of the featured monuments in the lobby of Jafet Memorial Library until July 31st, 2017.

To inquire about the possibility of acquiring a coin or a set (a box of all five coins), please visit this webpage or contact the Office of Advancement at: Tel: 961-1-340176 Ext: 2530- Email: advancement@aub.edu.lb. 

Click here to read AUB’s Press Release about the topic.