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. He was also featured in AnNahar Newspaper, talking about his book and his experience. You can check the article 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.

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: jftref@aub.edu.lb

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: http://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/event/4125127 

Date: Thursday, April 26

Time: 3:30pm

Location: Antoun Ghattas Karam e-Classroom, Jafet Library

For more information, contact: jftref@aub.edu.lb , 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.