Archive for April, 2018

30 Apr

The University Libraries at the Arab Renaissance: Renewal of the Civilizational Message Conference in Amman

In Collections,Events,Library Staff,Projects by AUB Libraries / April 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries partnered with The Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD) during the “Arab Renaissance: Renewal of the Civilizational Message” conference in Amman, held on April 25 and 26, 2018.

The conference was organized by The Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development and featured the discourse of  prominent Muslim and Arab philosophers concerning the need for a new renaissance in the Islamic and Arab political thinking. Dr. Mariette Atallah, Head of the Collection Development Department, participated in organizing an exhibit of library collections on the Arab Nahda. Fatmeh Charafeddine, Head of the Research and Instruction Services Department, gave a presentation on the importance of the Nahda collections held at AUB and about the wide interest of researchers from all over the world in this collection.

Among the attendees of the conference from AUB were Dr. Tarek Mitri as speaker and Dr. Rana Issa as moderator.

Read more about the event here and here.


27 Apr

Opening Hours: May 1, 2018

In Library Staff,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / April 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

Dear AUB Libraries Users,

 Below are the AUB Libraries’ opening hours on May 1, 2018 (Labor Day):

 Jafet Library: 12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight

Science/Engineering Libraries: Closed

Saab Medical Library: Closed


AUB Libraries

27 Apr

Children’s Literature Book Fair – 2018

In Events by AUB Libraries / April 27, 2018 / 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 8, 2018 at 12:30 pm at Jafet Library’s main lobby, AUB.

26 Apr

Happiness at the Library: May the force be with you

In Events by AUB Libraries / April 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

Event date has been changed to May 9 since no classes will be held on May 4

Have any questions about the Libraries or about your research topic? Can’t figure out how to properly complete that citation?

Don’t stay on the Dark Side.

Join us at the “Happiness at the Library” event and get answers from your colleagues in an interactive way.

All participants will enter a draw to win an Apple Watch.

 May the force be with you…

On Wednesday, May 9 (instead of  Friday, May 4 since no classes will be held on May 4)  

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Jafet Library- Lobby

  • Be a Librarian for a day
  • Give search tips to your colleagues
  • Come and challenge your librarian

For information, contact the Reference Desk on ext. 2620 or via email:

16 Apr

Archival Collections Finding Aids

In Collections,News and Announcements,Projects by AUB Libraries / April 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

Do you want to learn more about our Library archival and special collections? Do you want to discover unique historical primary source holdings to enrich your research and teaching, gaining a fresh perspective about the region?

Check out our newly revamped finding aids web page. With over 20 finding aids posted so far (more is coming soon, so stay tuned!), you will discover uniquely held documents that are certain to add a grassroots perspective to your teaching and research. Check out finding aids of collections from a variety of disciplinary outlooks and historical angles, including gender studies, intellectual history, posters, typography, economic and oil history in the region, and of course, the University archival collections that document the history of our beloved AUB!

Come visit the Archives and Special Collections Department in the basement of Jafet library to access these collections on site.

12 Apr

Webinar: “Overleaf: a collaborative, online LaTeX editor for research”

In Workshops by AUB Libraries / April 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries invite you to an upcoming webinar

“Overleaf: a collaborative, online LaTeX editor for research”

 Faculty members and Graduate students can learn about:

o    LaTeX basics

o    Unique features of Overleaf

o    How to create and use your free Overleaf Pro’ Account

o    And more…

Register here: 

Date: Thursday, April 26

Time: 3:30pm

Location: Antoun Ghattas Karam e-Classroom, Jafet Library

For more information, contact: , ext. 2620.

12 Apr

The University Libraries subscribe to “Global Health” Database

In Collections,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / April 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries are glad to announce their subscription to “Global Health”, a specialist bibliographic abstracting and indexing database dedicated to public health and completing the picture of international medical and health research by capturing key literature.

Global Health is part of CAB Direct, an extensive source of reference in the applied life sciences, incorporating two leading bibliographic databases: CAB Abstracts and Global Health.

Derived from over 7,000 journals, reports, books and conferences, Global Health contains over 3 million scientific records from 1973 to present. Abstracted publications are from more than 100 countries and in 50 languages. Most of the relevant papers are translated into English.

Approximately 185,000 records are added to Global Health each year, and over 96% of these records include an English abstract.

Global Health also has a growing number of full text articles of over 90,000 from journals, conferences, and reports.

11 Apr

Five UL staff members visit Koç University in Istanbul as part of the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility program

In Library Staff by AUB Libraries / April 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

Five staff from the AUB University Libraries visited Koç University in Istanbul from March 26 until March 30 to attend the first “International Library Staff Week” as part of the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility program.

During their visit, the UL staff had the chance to share information and expertise with fellow Library staff from different parts of the world including China, England, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, Albania, Azerbaijan, Morocco, and Turkey, of course.

Presentations and discussions were interactive and thought provoking, covering common Library challenges, along with ideas to overcome those challenges. The theme of the event was “Academic Libraries: Hubs without Borders”.

On the first day of the event, Sahar Ghandour, Business Information Specialist at the Research and Instruction Services department gave a general overview of the University Libraries and introduced the attending AUB staff. During the week, Sara Jawad, Web and Graphic Designer at the Library Systems and Applications Department presented about “Visual Communication in Libraries” and provided tips for non-designers.  Nina Ghannam, Digitization Quality Assurance Supervisor at the Digital Initiatives and Preservation Services presented “AUB University Libraries Digitization Overview and Best Practices” as part of the Turkish National Library Week Program – “International Librarians Meet Where Continents Meet”. Rola Mneimneh, Serials and e-Resources Assistant Librarian, and Hussein Mokdad, Acquisitions Assistant Librarian, also attended the event and participated in all the meetings and discussions.

The International Library Staff Week at Koç University Libraries not only allowed room for information sharing, but also created new networks and built new partnerships among the peer universities.

You can read more about the event here.

About the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility program

Supported by the European Union, the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility program is managed by the Office of International Programs (OIP) at AUB and allows full-time employees to receive funding for job shadowing, such as participating in the daily work at a partner university, business or organization.

05 Apr

Upcoming Workshop: Designing and Delivering Research Presentations

In Workshops by AUB Libraries / April 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

Graduate Research, Thesis, and Publishing Series – Workshop on Research Presentations

MSFEA, Writing in the Discipline Program, Graduate Council, the University Libraries, and the Writing Center invite you to a special workshop in the series 

Designing and Delivering Research Presentations

Presenter: Niveen AbiGhannam El-Mohtar, PhD
Lecturer in Engineering Communication at the University of Texas at Austin – Guest Lecturer at MSFEA, AUB.

Register here: 

Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018

Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: College Hall-Auditorium B1

Join us to

  • Learn how to craft message-focused PowerPoint presentations
  • Learn the basics of good public speaking
  • Plan a presentation about your research work


05 Apr

Upcoming Workshop: Introduction to Data Visualization Best Practices

In News and Announcements,Workshops by AUB Libraries / April 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

Data Services at AUB Libraries invites you to a mini-workshop

Introduction to Data Visualization Best Practices

Lead by Dr. Fouad Zablith – Assistant Professor of Business and Decision Systems at OSB.

On April 12, 2018 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Antoun Ghattas Karam E-Classroom, Jafet Library.

Registration is required:

For more information, contact Dalal Al-Hakim Rahmeh (