21 Nov

UL Opening Hours: Wednesday, November 22 and Thursday, November 30, 2017

In Library Staff,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / November 21, 2017 / 0 Comments

Dear AUB Libraries Users,

 Below is the schedule of the AUB Libraries on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 (Independence Day) and Thursday, November 30, 2017 (Prophet’s Birthday) :

– Jafet Library: 12:00 noon – 9:00 p.m.

Agriculture and Science , Engineering and Architecture, and Saab Medical Libraries: Closed


AUB Libraries

16 Nov

(Re-Run): Graduate Research, Thesis, and Publishing Series – Workshop 2

In Workshops by AUB Libraries / November 16, 2017 / 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 (Re-Run)

  • 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?
Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Location: Antoun Ghattas Karam E-Classroom- Jafet Library
Register here: http://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/event/3735026
16 Nov

University Libraries’ Faculty Open House

In Events by AUB Libraries / November 16, 2017 / 0 Comments

The University Librarian, Dr. Lokman Meho, cordially invites you to attend the University Libraries’ Faculty Open House.

The Open House is an opportunity for faculty members to meet their subject librarians, learn about the libraries’ new services, and share their teaching and learning needs and ideas with the librarians.

Date: The Open House will take place over 2 days to accommodate faculty members’ busy schedules

Thursday, November 23, 2017 (Register here)

Friday, November 24, 2017 (Register here)

Time: anytime between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm

Location: Jafet Library- Main Lobby

  • Meet your subject and instruction librarians
  • Add library resources to your course readings
  • Design a Research Guide for your course
  • Get information on where to publish and authors’ rights
  • Discover the libraries’ Archives and Special Collections
  • Get Research Data Management guidance
  • Check the libraries’ new arrivals
  • Order books, journals and articles

One lucky faculty member will win a 200€ voucher for books from Brill Publishers.

01 Nov

Undergraduate Workshop 2 (Re-Run)

In Workshops by AUB Libraries / November 1, 2017 / 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.) 

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.

Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Antoun Ghattas Karam E-Classroom- Jafet Library

Register here: http://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/event/3710264

31 Oct

Graduate Research, Thesis, and Publishing Series – Workshop 2

In Workshops by AUB Libraries / October 31, 2017 / 0 Comments

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

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?
Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm
Location: Antoun Ghattas Karam E-Classroom – Jafet Library

Register here: http://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/event/3493860?f=h

For more information, contact Jafet Library via email: jftref@aub.edu.lb or via extension 2629.

26 Oct

The Graduate Students Workshop Series: a 4-year prevailing partnership that continues to prosper

In News and Announcements,Projects,Workshops by AUB Libraries / October 26, 2017 / 0 Comments

In 2014, the University Libraries began a collaboration with The Graduate Council and The Writing Center to initiate the “Research and Thesis Writing Workshop Series” catered for AUB Graduate students.

The workshop series was established to introduce continuing graduate students to key concepts in research and academic writing, and to inform them about academic support available at AUB.

Since 2014, more than 15 workshops have been held, and the partnership has proved to be a great success, with more than 500 graduate students from different faculties attending the workshops overall. In fact, several of the sessions were re-runs due to the overbooking of seats at the workshops.

Workshop attendees from different backgrounds joined the conversation to learn more about the library resources covering their fields of study, as well as about the AUB thesis formatting and submission process and about the use of Citation Management software (RefWorks and EndNote) to import, organize and generate citations. They also learned about the support provided by the Graduate Council and the Writing Center during their thesis writing process and whenever they have research or writing related concerns.

Assessments done after the sessions have shown a high percentage of satisfaction from the graduate students, who found the sessions informative and constructive for their research knowledge and skills. The concerned partners are also assessing the graduate students’ needs through the “Student Development and Success Survey”.

A new workshop entitled “Humanities/Social Sciences Thesis: Advice from a Panel of AUB Professors” has now been introduced to the series to address the specific topics related to certain fields of study. The workshop was held on Wednesday, October 25 in College Hall-B1 and included a panel of AUB faculty members, who are specialists in the field and who can provide their hands-on expertise and insight. Moderated by Dr. Erin Zimmerman, Director of the Writing Center, the panel comprised of Dr. Carmen Geha (Public Administration, FAS), Dr. David Currell (English Literature, FAS), Dr. Fida Afiouni (Human Resource Management, OSB), Dr. Mahmoud Al-Batal (Arabic Language, FAS) and Dr. Rim Saab (Psychology, FAS).

There are three more research writing workshops planned for this academic year, with the first, “Before the Thesis: Preparing your Literature Review and Proposal,” happening on Tuesday, November 7, from 11:30am till 1:00pm. In addition, a STEM-focused thesis-writing panel, similar to the Humanities/Social Sciences one, is planned for the Spring 2018 term. A list of similar graduate related events, including the series, is available at the Graduate Council web site. The page contains presentations from past events and information about future events.

To know more about the series and about upcoming workshops, contact the University Libraries by email: jftref@aub.edu.lb or by phone: 01-350 000 ext. 2629.

25 Oct

Community Book Exchange and Booklet Launch- 46 Streets: AUB’s Imprint on the Streets of Beirut

In Collections,Events,Projects by AUB Libraries / October 25, 2017 / 0 Comments

Bring any books that you would like to swap and join the AUB Neighborhood Initiative and the AUB Libraries for this term’s

Community Book Exchange

Monday, October 30th, 2017 between 3:00 and 5:00 pm

Participation is simple: Bring a book to take a book!

At 4:00 pm, there will be a launching of the booklet “46 Streets: AUB’s Imprint on the Streets of Beirut” in the presence of the author, Maria Bashshur Abunnasr.

The AUB Neighborhood Initiative collaborated with The University Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections to produce this 150-page booklet . The project identified and located 46 streets in Beirut that carry AUB-related names to emphasize the shared history of the university and the city. The goal of this project is to bring awareness to the connections between people and place through the actual names of Beirut’s streets and to those in whose honor they are named. The booklet is published by AUB’s Communications office in both English and Arabic and includes a pull-out map of Ras Beirut highlighting the 28 AUB-related streets in your neighborhood.

Copies of the booklet will be available so come grab your own copy during the event.

You can stay updated through The Community Book Exchange Facebook page.

Looking forward to seeing you there…

19 Oct

Panel Discussion: Open Data for Teaching and Learning

In Events,Workshops by AUB Libraries / October 19, 2017 / 0 Comments

On the occasion of Open Access Week, the University Libraries invite you to join a discussion on:

“Open Data for Teaching and Learning”

Panelists:

  • Rachel Bahn, Food Security Program
  • Imad Bou Hamad, Olayan School of Business
  • Shady Elbassuoni, The Department of Computer Science
  • Hazem Hajj, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
  • Najla Jarkas,  English Department

Date: Thursday, October 26th

Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Location: West Hall – Auditorium B

Register here: http://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/event/3680582

For information, contact Dalal Rahme via email: dalal.rahme@aub.edu.lb or by calling ext. 2958

18 Oct

Graduate Research, Thesis, and Publishing Series – Humanities/Social Sciences Thesis

In Workshops by AUB Libraries / October 18, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Graduate Council, the University Libraries, and the Writing Center invite you to the thesis workshop 1:
Writing Your Humanities/Social Sciences Thesis: Advice from a Panel of AUB Professors

  • General format
  • Unique features
  • Literature review
  • Research methods, results, discussions
  • What readers look for
  • Useful advice
  • Other related topics

Place: College Hall-Auditorium B1

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

To register: http://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/event/3493859

Panelists:

  • Dr. Carmen Geha (Public Administration, FAS)
  • Dr. David Currell (English Literature, FAS)
  • Dr. Fida Afiouni (Human Resource Management, OSB)
  • Dr. Mahmoud Al-Batal (Arabic Language, FAS)
  • Dr. Rim Saab (Psychology, FAS)
  • Moderator: Dr. Erin Zimmerman (Director of the Writing Center)

For additional information, call extensions 2621/2629 or email: jftref@aub.edu.lb

17 Oct

Introduction to Data Management

In News and Announcements,Workshops by AUB Libraries / October 17, 2017 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries invite you to an upcoming workshop:

“Introduction to Data Management”

This session is meant to introduce AUB 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, a tool that can help while working with research data. Related LibGuide: Research Data by Dalal Rahme

When?  Wednesday, October 25, 2017  from 10:00am till 11:30am
Where?Antoun Ghattas Karam E-Classroom- Jafet Library

Register here: http://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/event/3665713?f=h