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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”


  • 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:

For information, contact Dalal Rahme via email: or by calling ext. 2958

02 Oct

AUB Library Open Day 2017: Library Comic Con

In Events by AUB Libraries / October 2, 2017 / 0 Comments

Hundreds of AUB students enjoyed a day of competitions that were both, fun and challenging on Thursday September 28 during the “Library Open Day 2017: Library Comic Con”.

The event was packed with fun competitions, helping students learn about the library services and meet library staff. The Comic Con also featured an exhibit of comics and other valuable material from the Archives and Special Collections of the AUB University Libraries, in addition to collectables and special edition items from the Library staff’s personal collections.

The Exhibit will be on display in the Lobby at Jafet Library until Friday October 6th, so pass by and have a look if you can.

Students and Library staff had fun using the geeky props and took so many pictures as souvenirs of this memorable event. Pictures speak for themselves…so please visit our social media channels for more: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blog (#LibComiCon) Here is the Facebook Photo Album. Feel free to tag your friends/colleagues and share!

The prizes this year included 2 iPads, 1 tablet, 1 Apple watch, 5 BLOM Shabeb Prepaid cards worth $200 each, collectible items related to the theme, in addition to more than 100 books and vouchers offering free trips inside Lebanon. More than 1,500 giveaway material, coffee, and snacks were also distributed.

All this is thanks to the generosity of our sponsors:

  • Main Sponsors: Levant Distributors, Techknowledge, EBSCO, Elsevier, Thomson Reuters, Emerald Publishing, Proquest, Brill, Gale, BLOM Shabeb, Giftmania, Footprints Nature Club, Benetton.
  • Special Thanks to: Springer, World Scientific, Dunkin Donuts, AUB Cafeteria, Advanced Construction Technology Services, De Gruyter, Cambridge, Five Stars Tours, Oxford University Press, Sage, Touchè Chocolate. Abou Naji (Epi D’or).

Our games this year were as geeky as our theme:

  • The Riddler: Use augmented reality via your smart phone to solve the Riddler’s challenges scattered all over Jafet . . .
  • Test your X-Ray Vision: While blind-folded, identify items in the mystery box using your bare hands . . . was that Kryptonite you just touched?!
  • Geek Jeopardy: The good old Jeopardy game, with an evil-genius Librarian’s twist…
  • Guardians of the Library: Save the books from the infinite shelves of the Library stacks. Take a book home with you.
  • Heroes Strike a Pose: Dress up as your favorite superhero or use the props at the Library, follow the UL Libraries on Instagram.
  • Quick like the Flash: Test your visual memory. Can you spot small details in 15 seconds or less?

We are genuinely grateful to all our sponsors who made this happen and to all of those who attended the event. We look forward to see you all in next year’s Open Day and in other upcoming University Libraries events.

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.

Read more →

24 Apr

Children’s Literature Book Fair – 2017

In Events,Projects by AUB Libraries / April 24, 2017 / 0 Comments

The AUB University Libraries have the pleasure of inviting you to a special event featuring children’s books written and illustrated by AUB students as part of their final project for their Children’s Literature (Education 218) course, taught by Dr. Amal Bou Zeineddine.

The event will include an exhibit of the students’ projects, as well as short presentations by students about their books.

The event will be held on Tuesday,  May 2nd at 12:30 pm

at Jafet Library’s main lobby, AUB.

The books will remain on display at Jafet Library until the 10th of May, 2017.

21 Apr

Happiness Challenge at Jafet Library

In Events by AUB Libraries / April 21, 2017 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries and the AUB Center for Research and Innovation present: Happiness Challenge at Jafet Library

At the University Libraries, we’re always looking for ways to make your experiences at the Libraries happier.

 New at Jafet Library: Self-Checkout Machine!

Using this machine as a self-service to checkout materials during the library opening hours, helps you avoid the queue at the circulation desk.

 Come to Jafet on Wednesday, April 26th at 12:00 pm and learn about this machine.

Complete the challenge and enter a draw to win a camera. . .

 Register here:

 For more information contact Jafet Library on extensions 2620/2659 or email

06 Apr

Workshop: Get the most out of SAGE Video

In Events,Workshops by AUB Libraries / April 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries are organizing an upcoming workshop about Sage Video,Bringing teaching, learning and research to life”.

Get the most out of SAGE Video

Presenter: Karim Othman, Sales Manager – Middle East & North Africa

When?  Wednesday, April 12, 2017  |  Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Where?  Antoun Ghattas Karam e-Classroom – Jafet Library

 Register here:

This training session will help users find the best way to use SAGE Video and its platform via the AUB subscription to access a wide-array of videos. Attendees will leave knowing how to use SAGE Video content as a teaching tool in the classroom and/or how to use and cite videos in research papers.

For additional information, please call extensions 2621/2620, or email:

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: or on extensions 2609/10.

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:

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:

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


Friday February 17, 2017

Antoun Ghattas Karam e-Classroom

Jafet Library- American University of Beirut – AUB


  • 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