Archive for March, 2018

23 Mar

Thesis Write-In

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

As part of the Graduate Research, Thesis and Publishing Series, the Graduate Council, the University Libraries and the Writing Center invite you to their upcoming event:

” Thesis Write-In” 

April 3-5 from 9:00 am till 4:00 pm daily

College Hall – Room B1

Graduate Students only!

Bring your student ID to get in

Come with everything you need to research and write. 

  • Writing Center tutors will be available to offer writing support
  • AUB Librarians will be available to offer research support
  • Power strips, pens, paper and snacks will be provided
23 Mar

Exhibit: Compendiums of Giving

In Collections,Projects by AUB Libraries / March 23, 2018 / 0 Comments

In this exhibit, the University Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections showcase around 25 recently donated archival collections to the AUB Libraries. We hope that these unique archival collections will go a long way to support AUB’s liberal arts education mission, and will also support and encourage novel grassroots research about and from the region, in a variety of disciplines and topics (art, education, history, visual culture, economic history, social studies, Arab intellectuals, urban planning and architecture, gender studies, comics and caricature, etc.).

We thank all our donors, without whom this would not have been possible.

Location: Jafet Library lobby

Opening: March 22nd, at 12:00 p.m.

Until March 29th, 2018

16 Mar

Discussion: Intellectual Property and Fair Use

In Events,Workshops by AUB Libraries / March 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

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

“Intellectual Property and Fair Use”

Speaker: Dr. Pierre El Khoury, Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Legal Lead of Creative Commons Lebanon

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Location: West Hall – Auditorium B

Register here: 

For information, contact Jafet Library via email: or by calling ext. 2620/1

15 Mar

Graduate Research, Thesis, and Publishing Series- Writing Your STEM Thesis: Advice from a Panel of AUB Professors

In Events,Workshops by AUB Libraries / March 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

Graduate Research, Thesis, and Publishing Series – STEM Thesis

The Graduate Council, the University Libraries, and the Writing Center invite you to the thesis workshop:

Writing Your STEM Thesis: Advice from a Panel of AUB Professors

Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Location: College Hall-Auditorium B1

Register here:

Join us to lean about the thesis

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


  • Dr. Ahmad Dhaini (Computer Science, FAS)
  • Dr. Assaad Eid (Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiology, FM)
  • Dr. Mutasem Fadel (Civil and Environmental Engineering, FEA)
  • Dr. Pierre Karam (Chemistry, FAS)
  • Dr. Samir Mustapha (Mechanical Engineering, FEA)

Moderator: Dr. Erin Zimmerman (English, FAS; Director of The Writing Center)

This workshop is also beneficial to students from other disciplines

All graduates students are welcome to attend. 

For more information, contact Jafet Library via email: , or via extension 2629

12 Mar

University Libraries’ research data services librarian co-authors scholarly article about Research Data Management

In Library Staff,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / March 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

AUB University Libraries’ research data services librarian, Dalal Rahme, joined efforts with Dr. Gladys Saade, Professor at the Faculty of Information at the Lebanese University to co-author and publish an article entitled “Research Data Reshaping Cultural Society: Case of the Lebanese University”

The article is published through Springer, but is also openly accessible through Academia.

In their article, the authors discuss Research Data Management (RDM) as a new practice at the level of Lebanese academic institutions and then assess technological and organizational needs specific to the Lebanese University (LU) as a case study.

The methodology comprised a questionnaire that was sent to academics in the different faculties/branches of the University.

Results of the questionnaire revealed the concerns, challenges and commitment levels of researchers when it comes to data management and information sharing, such that there was a moderate level of awareness of information literacy and RDM practices.

The paper serves as a guiding example for educational institutions to develop services that support different activities in this field of work.

When asked about the paper, Rahme said: “We really enjoyed working together on this research paper. Dr. Gladys and I experienced some challenges, especially in the data collection part. We took the Lebanese University as an example, but the case is not really different in any other academic institution in Lebanon or the region. We hope to draw the attention to the importance of adopting good research data management practices in academia, as this will foster collaboration among academics across both disciplines and institutions in Lebanon and the region. We started data service two years ago at AUB but still, so much work needs to be done in this area.”

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

09 Mar

AUB Libraries opening hours on Sunday, March 25

In Library Staff,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / March 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Dear AUB Libraries Users,

The below are the opening hours of the AUB Libraries on Sunday, March 25, 2018:

  • Jafet Library: 12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight
  • Engineering and Architecture, Science and Agriculture, and Saab Medical Library will be closed.

AUB Libraries

07 Mar

The AUB University Libraries’ Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services publishes first Arabic book about digitization and digital preservation

In Library Staff,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / March 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

Basma Chebani, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at the AUB Libraries published a first-of-its-kind book in Arabic, entitled “Digitization and Digital Preservation: a guide to digital and digitized files in libraries and information centers” / “الرقمنة والحفظ الرقمي: دليل ارشادي لحفظ الملفات الرقمية والمرقمنة في المكتبات ومراكز المعلومات”.

Through her vast expertise in the field, Chebani focuses on best practices for digitization and digital preservation, including the relevant standards and strategies applied by most of the digital preservation institutions at the international level.

The Arabic book, published by OxLit, Oxford Studies and Publication, contains all the technical terms in English.

In her book, the author investigates and probes the need for digital preservation, a digitization process, digital preservation strategies, as well as metadata and digital file formats. She also examines issues such as secured digital storage and control, Optical Characters Recognition (OCR), the Semantic web for digitization projects both, in Arabic and in other languages at international level.

Chebani also describes the experience of digitization and digital preservation at the AUB Libraries and at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina through her extensive hands-on experience.

To know more about the author or the book, contact Ms. Basma Chebani via email:; or via phone: 01-350 000 ext. 2614.

02 Mar

Exhibit: The gendered Archive: AUB Libraries Collections related to women

In Collections,Events by AUB Libraries / March 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

On the occasion of Women’s International Day, the University Libraries- Archives and Special Collections invite you to an exhibit


The gendered Archive: AUB Libraries Collections related to women


Date: March 8, 2018-March 15, 2018

Place: Jafet Library- Main Lobby

For more information, contact the Archives and Special Collections department at Jafet: , ext.2609/10