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07 Aug

Attention RefWorks Users: Move to the New RefWorks

In Uncategorized by AUB Libraries / August 7, 2017 / 0 Comments

Attention Current RefWorks Users!

RefWorks is moving to a new platform very soon (January 2018)

Join our upcoming workshop to know more about the updated features of RefWorks and to learn how to migrate your citations to the new platform.

Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Place: Antoun Ghattas Karam E-Classroom

To Register:http://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/event/3478172

For additional information, please call extensions 2620/2621, or email: libinfo@aub.edu.lb

18 May

Exhibit: AUB 150th memorial silver coins at Jafet Library

In Uncategorized by AUB Libraries / May 18, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Advancement Office and the University Libraries are pleased to invite you to an exhibit featuring several memorial silver coins which were issued by the Lebanese Central Bank on the occasion of AUB’s 150th anniversary.

The coins come in five distinguished shapes, and are issued in limited editions. They represent Main Gate, College Hall, Assembly Hall, The Observatory and the Green Field.

The coins will be on display next to some historical photos of the featured monuments in the lobby of Jafet Memorial Library until July 31st, 2017.

To inquire about the possibility of acquiring a coin or a set (a box of all five coins), please visit this webpage or contact the Office of Advancement at: Tel: 961-1-340176 Ext: 2530- Email: advancement@aub.edu.lb. 

Click here to read AUB’s Press Release about the topic.

18 May

University Libraries schedule: May 19 – June 4, 2017

In Uncategorized by AUB Libraries / May 18, 2017 / 0 Comments

Below is the AUB Libraries’ schedule from (May 19 – June 4, 2017):

 

JAFET

Monday-Friday: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

 

ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE LIBRARIES

Monday-Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

 

National Liberation Day (May 25, 2017)

Jafet Library: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Engineering and Science Libraries: Closed

Saab Medical Library: 12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight

 

AUB Libraries

 

02 May

Community Book Exchange Meet-up: May 2017

In Uncategorized by AUB Libraries / May 2, 2017 / 0 Comments

The AUB University Libraries and the Neighborhood Initiative invite you to the next Community Book Exchange Meet-up

When? May 5, 2017  from 3:00 pm till 5:00 pm

Where? Jafet Library- Lobby

Be there at 4:00 pm to meet the new director of the Neighborhood Initiative,

Mrs. Mona Hallak, who will discuss upcoming projects in Ras Beirut

For more information, call 01-350 000 ext. 2620 or visit the Community Book Exchange facebook page: www.facebook.com/bookexchangeaub

Participation is simple, bring a book and take a book!

01 May

University Libraries’ Opening Hours: Reading and Exams periods (May 3 –18, 2017)

In Uncategorized by AUB Libraries / May 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

Below is the schedule of the AUB Libraries during the Reading and Exams periods (May 3 – May 18, 2017):

READING AND EXAM PERIODS (MAY 3 TO MAY 18, 2017):
On the first day of the reading period, i.e. Wednesday, May 3, 2017, Jafet Library will open at 7:00 am. On the last day of the exams period, Thursday, May 18, Jafet Library will close at 9:00 pm

Jafet Library (Reference, Reserve Reading Room, Serials Reading Room, and the Stacks on the first floor):
Monday – Sunday 24/7 (Library will not close)

Jafet Library (Archives and Special Collections Reading Room):
     Monday – Friday (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)
Saturday (Closed)
Sunday (Closed)

Engineering & ArchitectureScience and Agriculture Libraries:
Monday – Friday (7:00 am – 9:00 pm)
Saturday (8:00 am –
5:00 pm)
Sunday (Closed)

On Thursday, May 18, Engineering & ArchitectureScience and Agriculture Libraries will close at 5:00 pm

Upper stacks in Jafet Library (3rd, 4th and 5th floors) and the computer lab will close at 12:00 midnight and reopen at 7:00 a.m.

We count on your cooperation to maintain a calm and quiet atmosphere.
Good luck in your exams.

AUB Libraries

11 Apr

University Libraries’ schedule during the Easter Holiday

In Uncategorized by AUB Libraries / April 11, 2017 / 0 Comments

Dear AUB Libraries Users,

 The following is AUB Libraries’ schedule during the Easter Holiday:

Jafet Library:

Friday, April 14, 2017                                  Closed

Saturday, April 15, 2017                              8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 16 , 2017                               Closed

Monday, April 17, 2017                               12:00 noon – 9:00 p.m.

 

Science and Engineering Libraries:

Friday, April 14, 2017                                  Closed

Saturday, April 15, 2017                              Closed

Sunday, April 16, 2017                                Closed

Monday, April 17, 2017                                Closed

 

Saab Medical Library:

Friday, April 14, 2017                                  Closed

Saturday, April 15, 2017                              8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 16, 2017                                12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight

Monday, April 17, 2017                               12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight

 

Happy Easter

AUB Libraries

26 Oct

New Book Release: “Library and Information Science in the Middle East and North Africa”, a timely book about Library and Information Science education

In Uncategorized by AUB Libraries / October 26, 2016 / 0 Comments

As part of the “Global Studies in Libraries and Information Series, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and De Gruyter have partnered to publish a timely new book entitled: “Library and Information Science in the Middle East and North Africa”.

The book, edited by Amanda B. Click, Sumayya Ahmed, Jacob Hill and John D. Martin III (Eds), covers topics related to information literacy, intellectual property, library and information science education, research, publishing and more.

It offers up-to-date perceptions about the current status of libraries and of information science (LIS) in the MENA region, providing much needed research and insight about a region that is experiencing a lot of changes. The book tells the story of library science in a part of the world where it is not always accentuated. It features case studies from different countries and institutions in the MENA region.

AUB’s University Librarian, Dr. Lokman I. Meho had contributed to this work with a chapter entitled “Education for Library and Information Science in the Arab States”. The chapter, which is co-authored with Evelyn H. Daniel and Barbara M. Moran, both former deans at Syracuse University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, introduces LIS education in the Arab world, researching each country and collecting information about their LIS higher education and curricula, exploring their strengths, weaknesses, challenges and opportunities.

When asked about the importance of this publication and its content, Dr. Meho said “it is the first of its kind that provides a comprehensive overview of LIS education in the Arab world and the first to identify and discuss all the 77 college-level programs that have been founded in the region since the early 1950s. The chapter discusses why some programs shut down, the challenges that the great majority of the remaining 71 programs continue to encounter, and in most cases their failure to develop and produce the kind of high quality professional library workforce desperately needed by local markets. The chapter ends with a series of practical recommendations that would both enhance the status of LIS education and the field and improve the employability of the students graduating from the LIS programs.

Commenting on the future of LIS education in the region, Dr. Meho said that “like in most other professions, the demand for graduates with advanced skills and knowledge in library and information fields is and will remain high for many years to come. In response to this, four LIS schools were founded in the region in the past five years and 22 in the past 15 years. The challenge is for these LIS schools to seize the opportunity by improving their curricula in order to be able to supply the market with the needed highly qualified professionals. Local academic and research libraries as well as LIS schools, especially in Lebanon and the Gulf countries continue to rely heavily on individuals with library and information science graduate degrees from the US and the UK.”

To read the book chapter co-authored by Dr. Meho, go to: https://www.degruyter.com.ezproxy.aub.edu.lb/downloadpdf/books/9783110341782/9783110341782-013/9783110341782-013.xml

About the Book

Library and Information Science in the Middle East and North Africa
Edited by: Amanda B. Click, Sumayya Ahmed, Jacob Hill and John D. Martin III
Berlin/Munich: De Gruyter Saur, 2016
ISBN 978-3-11-034172-0

https://www.degruyter.com/viewbooktoc/product/246928?rskey=0OMueE

About the Publication Series

Global Studies in Libraries and Information Series: The complex processes involved in the international dissemination of information and knowledge, and the roles of libraries and related information agencies in facilitating access, offer fascinating scope for scholarly study and research. At the same time, the global nature of these processes requires practicing librarians and information workers to be aware of opportunities and challenges that arise internationally. This English language monograph series serves as a vehicle for professional and scholarly communication in the rapidly evolving field of global studies in libraries and information. Volumes are peer-reviewed and authored by leading professionals and scholars from across the world.

About IFLA

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. Founded in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 30 September 1927 at an international conference, we celebrated our 75th birthday at our conference in Glasgow, Scotland in 2002. We now have over 1300 Members in approximately 140 countries around the world. IFLA was registered in the Netherlands in 1971. The Royal Library, the national library of the Netherlands, in The Hague, generously provides the facilities for our headquarters. www.ifla.org

28 Apr

University Libraries Opening hours during the Easter Vacation

In Uncategorized by AUB Libraries / April 28, 2016 / 0 Comments

University Libraries wish you all a Happy Easter and happy holidays!

Please click here for our opening hours during the holidays.

Happy Easter – AUB Libraries