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20 Feb

Librarians from the AUB University Libraries take part in the eighth international conference on effective teaching and learning in higher education

In Events,Library Staff,Workshops by AUB Libraries / February 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

Two Librarians from the University Libraries participated in the eighth international conference on effective teaching and learning in higher education, an annual meet-up for academics and researchers from different local, regional and global educational institutions. This year, the conference focused on endorsed trans-formative learning and was co-hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), the Office of Information Technology, and the Communication Skills Program at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) at AUB.

Nabila Shehabeddine, Research and Instruction Librarian, presented with Jasmina Najjar, Instructor at the Communication Skills Program. They discussed the collaboration between them to help students understand and identify fake news.

The presentation, entitled: “The Medium is the Message: two different writing assignments to aid students in identifying fake news” explained how integrating creative assignments into the classroom helped students realize how easy it was to create their own fake news and provided them with hands-on experience to know what elements construct fake news. The Libraries supported the learning process by providing best-practice tools and reference material and then published a Research Guide about fake news to benefit the AUB research community.  The session was attended by more than 50 people, and was followed by an interactive Q&A session.

Joyce Aways, Research and Instruction Librarian, presented a poster about an ongoing initiative she is working on at the University Libraries, which assesses the effectiveness of the Libraries’ instruction program.

Taking the library sessions of English 102, English 203 and English 204 classes as a sample, Aways presented the data collected through pre and post tests completed by the attending students before and then after the one-shot session offered by the Libraries. The assessment helps in evaluating the content and the effectiveness of the sessions and it allows the Libraries to methodically revisit the sessions and improve as needed. The project is ongoing and the plan is to integrate such assessment tests into other library instruction sessions. Several attendees stopped by the poster and asked interesting questions about this initiative.

The conference was an ideal platform for education professionals to share knowledge and network.

Click here to read more about the eighth international conference on effective teaching and learning in higher education.

16 Jan

Workshop: Introduction to Data Management and Sharing

In Workshops by AUB Libraries / January 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

This session is meant to introduce AUB researchers to current data management practices including planning, organization and preservation.

Attendees will learn about data services at the library and how they can make use of the AUB databank.

Related LibGuide: Research Data by Dalal Rahme

Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Location: Antoun Ghattas Karam E-Classroom – Jafet Library

Register here: http://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/event/3915192?f=h

11 Jan

Mohammed Al-Sharekh, Chairman of the SAKHR Software Company, visits AUB to discuss Artificial Intelligence and Modernization of Arabic Language

In Events,News and Announcements,Workshops by AUB Libraries / January 11, 2018 / 3 Comments

More than 70 AUB faculty members, visitors, librarians, as well as professionals and researchers from universities and institutions across Lebanon gathered on the morning of Thursday, January 4, 2018 at West Hall, Auditorium B, to attend a discussion about “Artificial Intelligence and Modernization of Arabic Language” by Mohammed Al-Sharekh, Chairman of the SAKHR Software Company.

The discussion was in Arabic and was moderated by Dr. Ghassan Mourad, Computational Linguistics professor at the Lebanese University.

The head of the Research and Instruction Services department at the University Libraries, Mrs. Fatmeh Charafeddine, welcomed the attendees and introduced Al-Sharekh and Mourad.

Mr. Al-Sharekh spoke about his journey of founding Sakhr Software Co. in 1982 and its achievements in developing technical solutions to meet the unique requirements of Arabic language. The company became a pioneer in introducing Arabic language to the computer and proceeded in developing solutions including an Arabic OCR software, an Arabic Natural Language Processing technique, an automated dictionary for modern and automated solutions for Arabic verb tenses and letter punctuation. Sakhr is the only company in the MENA to hold multiple US patents for Arabic computational linguistics.

Dr. Mourad commended al-Sharekh on his many achievements and highlighted the importance of Sakhr innovation and software, which, after all these years, still represent a valuable tool for modern-day computer/communication experts. Mourad inquired about the challenges that faced – and still do face- the company. Al-Sharekh explained that the company had to stop its activities due to the lack of support from governmental agencies in funding research activities and in protecting the company’s products from plagiarism.

Asked about what he was doing now, Al-Sharekh explained that he was working on collecting and digitizing an archive of Arabic intellectual journals and posting them online for the public to access and read.

Al-Sharekh also writes short stories and articles and is an art collector with a very valuable and elite art collection http://alsharekhcollection.com/alsharekh.

Click on the following link to see the video of the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtNnPDw7A0U&t=68s

20 Dec

الذكاء الاصطناعي وتحديث اللغة العربية

In Events,Workshops by AUB Libraries / December 20, 2017 / 1 Comment

تدعوكم مكتبة الجامعة الأميركية في بيروت لحضور محاضرة بعنوان

الذكاء الاصطناعي وتحديث اللغة العربية

Artificial Intelligence and Modernization of Arabic Language

للأستاذ محمد الشارخ، مؤسس شركة “صخر” للحاسوب العربي

 (Computational Linguistics ) يحاوره الدكتورغسان مراد، أستاذ اللسانيات الحاسوبية في الجامعة اللبنانية

الزمان: الخميس في 4 كانون الثاني/يناير، 2018 –  الساعة 11 صباحاً

 West Hall, Auditorium B – المكان: الجامعة الأميركية في بيروت

The lecture will be in Arabic only

للمعلوملت عن الأستاذ محمد الشارخ يمكن الاطلاع على الروابط التالية

السيرة الذاتية

معلومات أخرى

https://tinyurl.com/yb9v3p9f

https://tinyurl.com/y9xagcae

 http://fw.to/uBVPRRb

للمزيد من المعلومات، يرجى التواصل مع مكتبة الجامعة الأميركية في بيروت عبر البريد الالكتروني

jftref@aub.edu.lb

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24 Nov

Workshop: Introduction to Data Management and Sharing

In Workshops by AUB Libraries / November 24, 2017 / 0 Comments

This session is meant to introduce AUB researchers to current data management practices including planning, organization and preservation.

Attendees will learn about data services at the library and how they can make use of the AUB databank.

Related LibGuide: Research Data by Dalal Rahme

Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Antoun Ghattas Karam E-Classroom – Jafet Library

Register here: http://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/event/3767256

16 Nov

(Re-Run): Graduate Research, Thesis, and Publishing Series – Workshop 2

In Workshops by AUB Libraries / November 16, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Graduate Council, the Institutional Review Board (IRB), the University Libraries, and the Writing Center invite you to the second workshop of the series

Before the Thesis: Preparing your Literature Review and Proposal (Re-Run)

  • What do you have to do to write a proposal?
  • What tools and resources are available at AUB to help you write and research ethically?
  • What can you do to prepare yourself to write and research the literature review section of your proposal?
Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Location: Antoun Ghattas Karam E-Classroom- Jafet Library
Register here: http://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/event/3735026
01 Nov

Undergraduate Workshop 2 (Re-Run)

In Workshops by AUB Libraries / November 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries and the Writing Center invite you to attend

the 2nd Undergraduate Workshop

Avoid Plagiarism, Get Help Citing your Sources (MLA, APA, Citation tools, etc.) 

Join us to

  • Learn how to avoid plagiarism
  • Find out why, when and how to cite
  • Discover tips and tricks to help you simplify the citation process

Bring along your questions and citations and we will be more than glad to assist you.

Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Antoun Ghattas Karam E-Classroom- Jafet Library

Register here: http://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/event/3710264

31 Oct

Graduate Research, Thesis, and Publishing Series – Workshop 2

In Workshops by AUB Libraries / October 31, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Graduate Council, the Institutional Review Board (IRB), the University Libraries, and the Writing Center invite you to their second workshop

Before the Thesis: Preparing your Literature Review and Proposal

  • What do you have to do to write a proposal?
  • What tools and resources are available at AUB to help you write and research ethically?
  • What can you do to prepare yourself to write and research the literature review section of your proposal?
Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm
Location: Antoun Ghattas Karam E-Classroom – Jafet Library

Register here: http://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/event/3493860?f=h

For more information, contact Jafet Library via email: jftref@aub.edu.lb or via extension 2629.

26 Oct

The Graduate Students Workshop Series: a 4-year prevailing partnership that continues to prosper

In News and Announcements,Projects,Workshops by AUB Libraries / October 26, 2017 / 0 Comments

In 2014, the University Libraries began a collaboration with The Graduate Council and The Writing Center to initiate the “Research and Thesis Writing Workshop Series” catered for AUB Graduate students.

The workshop series was established to introduce continuing graduate students to key concepts in research and academic writing, and to inform them about academic support available at AUB.

Since 2014, more than 15 workshops have been held, and the partnership has proved to be a great success, with more than 500 graduate students from different faculties attending the workshops overall. In fact, several of the sessions were re-runs due to the overbooking of seats at the workshops.

Workshop attendees from different backgrounds joined the conversation to learn more about the library resources covering their fields of study, as well as about the AUB thesis formatting and submission process and about the use of Citation Management software (RefWorks and EndNote) to import, organize and generate citations. They also learned about the support provided by the Graduate Council and the Writing Center during their thesis writing process and whenever they have research or writing related concerns.

Assessments done after the sessions have shown a high percentage of satisfaction from the graduate students, who found the sessions informative and constructive for their research knowledge and skills. The concerned partners are also assessing the graduate students’ needs through the “Student Development and Success Survey”.

A new workshop entitled “Humanities/Social Sciences Thesis: Advice from a Panel of AUB Professors” has now been introduced to the series to address the specific topics related to certain fields of study. The workshop was held on Wednesday, October 25 in College Hall-B1 and included a panel of AUB faculty members, who are specialists in the field and who can provide their hands-on expertise and insight. Moderated by Dr. Erin Zimmerman, Director of the Writing Center, the panel comprised of Dr. Carmen Geha (Public Administration, FAS), Dr. David Currell (English Literature, FAS), Dr. Fida Afiouni (Human Resource Management, OSB), Dr. Mahmoud Al-Batal (Arabic Language, FAS) and Dr. Rim Saab (Psychology, FAS).

There are three more research writing workshops planned for this academic year, with the first, “Before the Thesis: Preparing your Literature Review and Proposal,” happening on Tuesday, November 7, from 11:30am till 1:00pm. In addition, a STEM-focused thesis-writing panel, similar to the Humanities/Social Sciences one, is planned for the Spring 2018 term. A list of similar graduate related events, including the series, is available at the Graduate Council web site. The page contains presentations from past events and information about future events.

To know more about the series and about upcoming workshops, contact the University Libraries by email: jftref@aub.edu.lb or by phone: 01-350 000 ext. 2629.

19 Oct

Panel Discussion: Open Data for Teaching and Learning

In Events,Workshops by AUB Libraries / October 19, 2017 / 0 Comments

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

“Open Data for Teaching and Learning”

Panelists:

  • Rachel Bahn, Food Security Program
  • Imad Bou Hamad, Olayan School of Business
  • Shady Elbassuoni, The Department of Computer Science
  • Hazem Hajj, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
  • Najla Jarkas,  English Department

Date: Thursday, October 26th

Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Location: West Hall – Auditorium B

Register here: http://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/event/3680582

For information, contact Dalal Rahme via email: dalal.rahme@aub.edu.lb or by calling ext. 2958