24 May

University Libraries Schedule (May 25 – June 3, 2018)

In Library Staff,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / May 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

Below is the AUB libraries schedule from (May 25 – June 3, 2018):

Jafet library (May 25 – June 3, 2018)

Monday-Friday: 7:30 am – 7:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

National Liberation Day (May 25, 2018): 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Engineering and science libraries (May 25 – June 3 , 2018):

Monday-Friday: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

National Liberation Day (May 25, 2018): Closed

Saab medical library (May 25 – June 3, 2018)

Monday: 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Sunday: 12:00 noon – 12:00 pm

National Liberation Day (May 25, 2018): 12:00 noon – 12:00 pm

 

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18 May

The AUB University Libraries take part in the Lebanese Library Association’s fourth National Conference: “Innovative Libraries: Paths to the Future”

In Library Staff,Workshops by AUB Libraries / May 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

The AUB University Libraries staff members were active in planning, speaking and attending the Lebanese Library Association’s fourth national conference entitled “Innovative Libraries: Paths to the Future”, at Le Commodore Hotel- Beirut between May 9 and 11, 2018.

The 3-day conference featured speakers from the USA, Europe, Asia, Africa, Lebanon and the Arab world and covered topics related to the new, re-imagined role of libraries as dynamic meeting spaces and hubs, as well as digital repositories and boundary-free information providers.

Hundreds of professionals and students from the Library, Research and Information Science fields attended the conference, in addition to tens of Information and Data providers who sponsored the event and interacted with attendees in the exhibit area. Around 30 AUB University Libraries (UL) staff members attended the conference, networked and shared mutual insight with attendees from different institutions.

Dr. Lokman Meho, the AUB University Librarian, was an invited speaker during the first session of the conference and discussed the use of bibliometrics for collection development and for advancing the status of libraries and librarians on campus. The session was moderated by Dr. Mariette Atallah, Head of Collection Development department at the UL.

Basma Chebani, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at the UL, presented about contribution of OCLC Schema, IFLA/LRM entities and LC in the structuring of the Bibliographic Data and Authorities within the Linked Data for more visibility on the Web: Experience of the American University of Beirut Libraries.

Dalal Rahme, the UL’s Data Services librarian and Secretary of the Lebanese Library Association, spoke about Data Services at AUB and examined the opportunities and the challenges facing this field. Rahme was also an active member in the LLA Conference Organizing Committee.

Rudaynah Shoujaa, Head of Serials & Electronic Resources department at the UL and former Secretary of the Lebanese Library Association (LLA) was an active member of the LLA Conference Organizing Committee all through the organizing process.

The AUB Libraries are more than glad to have been a part of this successful LLA event, which provided opportunities for networking and information sharing amongst Librarians and professionals in the field.

To know more about the LLA National Conference visit their website.

17 May

“Al-Nakba” Research Guide: featured at the University Libraries

In Collections,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / May 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

 

On the Nakba anniversary, the University Libraries would like to remind its patrons of their research guide about “Al-Nakba – النكبة”.

The guide was created in support of The Palestinian Oral History Archives Project at AUB University Libraries and focuses on the various aspects of historiography of the 1948 Palestinian Nakba and highlights relevant library resources, projects and websites related to this topic.

The guide includes a collection of key reference and library items, as well as important timelines, and online resources about topics related to the Nakba, including: Historiography, Demographic Changes, Land Transformation, National Resistance, Refugees and their Right to Return, and other cultural resources and projects.

The research guide can be accessed through the following link: http://aub.edu.lb.libguides.com/c.php?g=342715&p=2307983

We hope that our researchers and students enjoy the guide and benefit from the valuable information it depicts.

Please do not hesitate to email us your feedback or your suggestions for additional resources via email: jftref@aub.edu.lb, or via phone on ext. 2629/2621.

17 May

The AUB University Libraries at the AMICAL 2018

In Events,Library Staff,Workshops by AUB Libraries / May 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

As an active member of the AMICAL consortium, the University Libraries was represented by Fatmeh Charafeddine, Head of Research and Instruction Services Department at the AMICAL 2018 conference, from 4 to 7 May, 2018 at the American University of Central Asia, marking AMICAL’s 15th annual meeting and conference.

The conference panels focused on the future of education at international liberal arts institutions after the major changes, which have altered the ways students and faculty members acquire, use, create and share information and scholarship. AMICAL members engaged with each other and with invited experts to discuss those issues, and many other questions related to libraries, technology and learning at academic institutions.

Invited speakers John Traxler, Professor of Digital Learning, Gina Siesing, Chief Information Officer and Constance A. Jones, Director of Libraries described, each from their own experience, the shift to digital collections, services and teaching methods.

Dalal Rahme, Data Services Librarian at the University Libraries and Najla Jarkas, faculty member at the English Department, gave a two-day pre-conference workshop on several tools for digital humanities. Rahme also gave two Data Management workshops during the conference.

09 May

AUB Libraries’ schedule during the reading and exams period (May 10, 2018 – May 24, 2018)

In News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / May 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Dear all,

Below is the schedule of the AUB Libraries during the reading and exams period (May 10, 2018 – May 24, 2018):

Jafet Library

On the first day of the reading period (Thursday, May 10, 2018), Jafet will open at 7:00 am and will remain open 24/7 until Thursday, May 24, at 9:00 pm, with the following exceptions:

– 3rd, 4th and 5th floors of Jafet library stacks will close every day at 12:00 midnight and reopen at 7:00 am.

– Archives and special collections reading room

o   Monday – Friday (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)

o   Saturday (closed)

o   Sunday (closed)

Science and agriculture library

– Monday – Friday (7:00 am – 12:00 midnight)

– Saturday (8:00 am – 8:00 pm)

– Sunday (closed)

– On Thursday, May 24, library will close at 5:00 pm

Engineering and architecture library

– Monday – Friday (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)

– Saturday (closed)

– Sunday (closed)

We count on your cooperation to maintain a calm and quiet atmosphere.

 

Good luck in your exams.

AUB Libraries

08 May

Ziad Kaj, University Libraries staff member, publishes “Sahlab”, his latest Arabic novel 

In Library Staff,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / May 8, 2018 / 0 Comments

Sahlab”, Ziad Kaj’s latest Arabic novel is now published in collaboration with Embrace, a non-profit organization (NGO) which works to raise awareness around mental health in Lebanon and the Middle East. Embrace was launched as an affiliation with the Department of Psychiatry at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) back in 2013.

The book signing event for “Sahlab” is planned for Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 6:00pm in Café Younes, Sodeco Square.

Kaj is currently a University Libraries staff member at AUB and has been a part of the AUB family for over 30 years.

The book is about an ambitious young man, who suddenly suffers from severe depression, which turns his life and the world around him “up-side-down”. It reflects upon the journey of going back to what is considered “normal”, and to rejoining social life as we know it. Work at AUBMC proves very challenging in the first few years for this young man, and finally, after 27 years of struggle and patience, he finds himself at peace with life and with society.

Kaj describes his novel as “a true story of building oneself from the ruins of oneself “and adds that “the main message is that a sane mind is the most precious gift one can have. What matters most in life is family, a few true friends, and a meaningful hobby that colors one’s life.” Kaj says that, although he loves to write, he considers writing as his last priority when compared to the other aspects of his life.

Watch a short video about the book launch here.

Kaj was interviewed on Future TV recently. See the full video here.

The design of the book’s cover is based on a photo taken by Youssef Doughan, another University Library staff member and a skilled photographer.

Read more →

08 May

Community Book Exchange and Book Reading- Arab Women Voice New Realities

In Events by AUB Libraries / May 8, 2018 / 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

Friday, May 11, 2018 between 3:00 and 5:00 pm

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

During the event, 4 authors from the book “Arab Women Voice New Realitieswill be reading extracts from their stories

  • Cyrine Bader : “Skin Map”
  • Yasmina Hatem: “The Way Back Home”
  • Amany Alsayyed: “Ameera’s Journey to Andalusia”
  • Mishka Mojabber Mourani: “Amira’s Mirror”

Twitter: @ArabWomenAntho and Facebook: “Arab Women Voice New Realities”

One copy of the book will be offered to one lucky winner participating in the book exchange.

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

Looking forward to seeing you there…

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.

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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.