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26 Feb

FORMATION DOCTORALE 2018: ÉTUDES CRITIQUES DES MANUSCRITS, ARCHIVES ET INSCRIPTIONS ARABES

In Collections,Events by AUB Libraries / February 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

Du 5 au 9 mars, 2018 à Beyrouth et Balamand

En partenariat avec Université Saint Joseph (USJ), Université Libanaise (UL), Université de Balamand (UoB), l’American University of Beirut (AUB) et l’Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik (USEK)

Coordination scientifique : Frédéric Imbert (Ifpo)

For more information: Contact the Archives and Special Collections Department at Jafet Library: asc@aub.edu.lb ; ext.2609/10

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20 Feb

Librarians from the AUB University Libraries take part in the eighth international conference on effective teaching and learning in higher education

In Events,Library Staff,Workshops by AUB Libraries / February 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

Two Librarians from the University Libraries participated in the eighth international conference on effective teaching and learning in higher education, an annual meet-up for academics and researchers from different local, regional and global educational institutions. This year, the conference focused on endorsed trans-formative learning and was co-hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), the Office of Information Technology, and the Communication Skills Program at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) at AUB.

Nabila Shehabeddine, Research and Instruction Librarian, presented with Jasmina Najjar, Instructor at the Communication Skills Program. They discussed the collaboration between them to help students understand and identify fake news.

The presentation, entitled: “The Medium is the Message: two different writing assignments to aid students in identifying fake news” explained how integrating creative assignments into the classroom helped students realize how easy it was to create their own fake news and provided them with hands-on experience to know what elements construct fake news. The Libraries supported the learning process by providing best-practice tools and reference material and then published a Research Guide about fake news to benefit the AUB research community.  The session was attended by more than 50 people, and was followed by an interactive Q&A session.

Joyce Aways, Research and Instruction Librarian, presented a poster about an ongoing initiative she is working on at the University Libraries, which assesses the effectiveness of the Libraries’ instruction program.

Taking the library sessions of English 102, English 203 and English 204 classes as a sample, Aways presented the data collected through pre and post tests completed by the attending students before and then after the one-shot session offered by the Libraries. The assessment helps in evaluating the content and the effectiveness of the sessions and it allows the Libraries to methodically revisit the sessions and improve as needed. The project is ongoing and the plan is to integrate such assessment tests into other library instruction sessions. Several attendees stopped by the poster and asked interesting questions about this initiative.

The conference was an ideal platform for education professionals to share knowledge and network.

Click here to read more about the eighth international conference on effective teaching and learning in higher education.

24 Jan

New Student Orientation at Jafet Library, (Feb. 6-8)

In Events,Library Staff by AUB Libraries / January 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

New to AUB?

Join us for a quick library tour in Jafet Library-Main Lobby on February 6, 7 and 8, 2018

 Register here to choose your preferred time.

Know more about:

  • Borrow and return books
  • Find Journal/News articles
  • Research Help
  • Study Areas
  • Computer Lab
  • And more

Looking forward to seeing you!

For more information, contact Jafet via email: jftref@aub.edu.lb , or via phone on  extension 2620.

11 Jan

Mohammed Al-Sharekh, Chairman of the SAKHR Software Company, visits AUB to discuss Artificial Intelligence and Modernization of Arabic Language

In Events,News and Announcements,Workshops by AUB Libraries / January 11, 2018 / 3 Comments

More than 70 AUB faculty members, visitors, librarians, as well as professionals and researchers from universities and institutions across Lebanon gathered on the morning of Thursday, January 4, 2018 at West Hall, Auditorium B, to attend a discussion about “Artificial Intelligence and Modernization of Arabic Language” by Mohammed Al-Sharekh, Chairman of the SAKHR Software Company.

The discussion was in Arabic and was moderated by Dr. Ghassan Mourad, Computational Linguistics professor at the Lebanese University.

The head of the Research and Instruction Services department at the University Libraries, Mrs. Fatmeh Charafeddine, welcomed the attendees and introduced Al-Sharekh and Mourad.

Mr. Al-Sharekh spoke about his journey of founding Sakhr Software Co. in 1982 and its achievements in developing technical solutions to meet the unique requirements of Arabic language. The company became a pioneer in introducing Arabic language to the computer and proceeded in developing solutions including an Arabic OCR software, an Arabic Natural Language Processing technique, an automated dictionary for modern and automated solutions for Arabic verb tenses and letter punctuation. Sakhr is the only company in the MENA to hold multiple US patents for Arabic computational linguistics.

Dr. Mourad commended al-Sharekh on his many achievements and highlighted the importance of Sakhr innovation and software, which, after all these years, still represent a valuable tool for modern-day computer/communication experts. Mourad inquired about the challenges that faced – and still do face- the company. Al-Sharekh explained that the company had to stop its activities due to the lack of support from governmental agencies in funding research activities and in protecting the company’s products from plagiarism.

Asked about what he was doing now, Al-Sharekh explained that he was working on collecting and digitizing an archive of Arabic intellectual journals and posting them online for the public to access and read.

Al-Sharekh also writes short stories and articles and is an art collector with a very valuable and elite art collection http://alsharekhcollection.com/alsharekh.

Click on the following link to see the video of the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtNnPDw7A0U&t=68s

20 Dec

الذكاء الاصطناعي وتحديث اللغة العربية

In Events,Workshops by AUB Libraries / December 20, 2017 / 1 Comment

تدعوكم مكتبة الجامعة الأميركية في بيروت لحضور محاضرة بعنوان

الذكاء الاصطناعي وتحديث اللغة العربية

Artificial Intelligence and Modernization of Arabic Language

للأستاذ محمد الشارخ، مؤسس شركة “صخر” للحاسوب العربي

 (Computational Linguistics ) يحاوره الدكتورغسان مراد، أستاذ اللسانيات الحاسوبية في الجامعة اللبنانية

الزمان: الخميس في 4 كانون الثاني/يناير، 2018 –  الساعة 11 صباحاً

 West Hall, Auditorium B – المكان: الجامعة الأميركية في بيروت

The lecture will be in Arabic only

للمعلوملت عن الأستاذ محمد الشارخ يمكن الاطلاع على الروابط التالية

السيرة الذاتية

معلومات أخرى

https://tinyurl.com/yb9v3p9f

https://tinyurl.com/y9xagcae

 http://fw.to/uBVPRRb

للمزيد من المعلومات، يرجى التواصل مع مكتبة الجامعة الأميركية في بيروت عبر البريد الالكتروني

jftref@aub.edu.lb

أو الهاتف على المقسم2620

11 Dec

Jerusalem: a Photographic Exhibit

In Collections,Events by AUB Libraries / December 11, 2017 / 0 Comments

The AUB University Libraries-Archives and Special Collections and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at AUB invite you to an exhibit entitled

“Jerusalem: a Photographic Exhibit”

Opening Ceremony: Wednesday December 13 at 5:30pm

Exhibit Dates: December 13 till 22, 2017

Place: Jafet Library -Main Lobby- AUB

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

28 Nov

“Elsewhere”: a painting Exhibit

In Events by AUB Libraries / November 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

“Elsewhere”

A painting Exhibit

By Henry Matthews

Opening: Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at 7:00 pm

Continues from Thursday November 30 to Friday December 8, 2017

Daily from 12 noon to 10 pm

Jafet Library Lobby

American University of Beirut

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.

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