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12 Jul

Workshop 3 – Making Good Conversation (Thesis Writing)

In Events,Workshops by AUB Libraries / July 12, 2016 / 0 Comments
Join Us and learn more about :

  • AUB thesis writing and submission policies
  • Using AUB Thesis Manual to format and present your thesis
  • How to organize and manage your references using a citation management tool
  • How to cite while you are writing using a citation management tool
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: Antoun Ghattas Karam E-Classroom
AUB Libraries: Jafet Library
Presenter: Nabila Shehabeddine; Fatmeh Charafeddine; Kamal Abou Mikhael; Nadine Knesevitch
09 Jun

WordPress for Professional Websites: a workshop with David Wrisley

In Events,Workshops by AUB Libraries / June 9, 2016 / 0 Comments

Learn how to customize WordPress templates to create, in a few minutes, a website for your CV, course material, research blog or portfolio. WordPress is an easy to use, open content management system and it offers dozens of free, professional looking themes. Participants can bring text files or images that are representative of the content they wish to present on the site such as a CV, course description, portfolio or blog content.

This workshop is for faculty with little to no experience with the WordPress platform.

There will be time to work on individual sites during the workshop.

Date: Monday, June 13, 2016

Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm

Location: Antoun Ghattas Karam E-Classroom, AUB Libraries- Jafet Library

Presenter: David Wrisley

Register here:

27 May

Upcoming Webinar: Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) organized by the University Libraries

In Events,Workshops by AUB Libraries / May 27, 2016 / 0 Comments

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) provides a persistent and unique digital identifier that distinguishes you from other researchers and ensures that your work is always correctly attributed to YOU!

Join the ORCID Webinar organized by the University Libraries to get your ID to learn more about this service.

Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2016
: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Presenter: Matthew Buys (ORCID Regional Director, Africa & Middle East)

Place: You can attend the webinar from your desktop, or join a group session in Antoun Ghattas Karam E-Classroom – Jafet Library

Please register at: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Why attend?

  • Remove author ambiguity due to variations in spelling, name order, name abbreviation, or other.
  • Make it easier for grant funders, researchers and publishers to find your research
  • Some publishers require an ORCID ID
  • More…

Creating an ORCID identifier takes 30 seconds
ORCID is freely available and inter-operable with other scholar ID systems

For additional information please call extension 2629/2659/2620, OR Email:

23 May

AUB Libraries take part in the 3rd Lebanese Library Association Conference

In Events,Library Staff,Projects,Workshops by AUB Libraries / May 23, 2016 / 0 Comments

The AUB Libraries took part in the 3-day annual conference organized by the Lebanese Library Association (LLA), entitled: “Thinking Together: Innovate, Share, Preserve and Access”. Hosted by the Lebanese American University (LAU), the conference was held between May 18th and May 20th and was preceded by a pre-conference workshop on May 17th.

The pre-conference workshop was delivered by Dr. Lokman I. Meho, the AUB University Librarian and was entitled: “Use of bibliometric tools and techniques in collection development and management”. The objective of the workshop was to train professional librarians on the effective use of bibliometric tools and techniques in the acquisition, selection, de-selection, and weeding of non-Arabic books and periodicals.

During the interactive workshop, Dr. Meho spoke of how to assess the quality, value, significance, and impact of books and journals, and decide whether to buy, subscribe to, keep, or discard them (if/when necessary). Dr. Meho presented a number of criteria and factors that can be used (e.g., use statistics, cost, uniqueness, relevance, date and place of publication, intrinsic characteristics, physical condition, and research value) and discussed a number of relevant data sources (e.g., Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, Journal Citation Reports, and Scimago Journal Rankings). The workshop ended with several exercises on how to assess the research value of books and journals via citation-based indicators, such as citation count, h-index, journal impact factor ranking, and so on.

During the LLA conference, Ms. Basma Chebani, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services Department and Mr. Elie Kahale, Head of Digital Initiatives and Imaging Department presented the Al-Ādāb Magazine archives, an AUB project lead by both of their departments.

Al-Ādāb Magazine, a literary and cultural Journal, established in 1953 by Dr. Souhail Idris, was published in print from 1953 till 2012, and is considered as an Arab cultural platform, despite the Arab States censorship. It focused on movements in literature and culture in the Arab world and it included files in political thought, poetry, novel, short stories, movies criticism, theater, and general culture.

The aim of the project is to preserve Al-Ādāb Magazine and to produce a searchable, full text database of the Magazine. Users will eventually be able to browse and access the metadata and the full text of the journal online at the volume, issue and article levels. Full text and index search by author, title and subject will be available using simple and advanced search techniques and full text articles will be available for downloading. The searching on the metadata (author, title and subjects) will also be available through the Library Online Catalog (OPAC).

The presenters focused on the major activities and main challenges during the creation of the Al-Ādāb Magazine online archives, especially when dealing with OCR (Optical Character Recognition) in Arabic language during the conversion of the digitized magazine pages into full text that is ready for search and downloading from AUB Libraries Content Management System.

For more about the conference and about the LLA, visit

28 Apr

Second workshop of the Lecture series “Writing a Master’s Thesis: Research is a Conversation”

In Events,Workshops by AUB Libraries / April 28, 2016 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries held the second workshop of the lecture series entitled “Writing a Master’s Thesis: Research is a Conversation”, in collaboration with the AUB Writing Center and the Graduate Council and was catered for graduate students . The Institutional Review Board (IRB) at AUB was a new addition to the workshop which was entitled: ‘Finding Your Place in the Conversation’.

More than 20 graduate students from different faculties at AUB attended the workshop which was held on Monday, April 27th 2016 in the Antoun Ghattas Karam e-Classroom at Jafet Library.

During the workshop, many issues regarding the thesis proposal were discussed including thesis proposal committees and deadlines, how to write a thesis proposal, IRB application submission and review process, and how to find theses abstracts using library resources.

To know more about the previous workshop and about the lecture series, view our previous blog post.

For more information call Jafet on ext. 2621 or email

26 Apr

Workshop: Managing Your Research by Using EndNote

In Events,Workshops by AUB Libraries / April 26, 2016 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries (UL) in partnership with the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at AUB organized a faculty-special workshop entitled: ‘Managing Your Research by Using EndNote’.

The workshop was held in the Antoun Ghattas Karam e-Classroom in Jafet on Monday, April 25, 2016 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm.

During the workshop, attendees were walked through the basics of the Endnote X7 software including creating an ‘EndNote Library’, setting up groups, exporting records from databases, attaching the full-text articles and using ‘Microsoft Word’ to insert citations and generate a bibliography.

The workshop served as a hands-on session, where faculty members applied the step-by-step process with the assistance of facilitators from Jafet, as well as from the Engineering and the Science Libraries.

The workshop was followed by an optional 10 minutes presentation about LibGuides, a library tool to create course guides.

For further assistance the attendees were directed to use the library guide on How to Use EndNote Client

For questions and additional help, please book a one-on-one session with a librarian, call ext. 2629 or email:

24 Nov

Lecture Series – Workshop #1: “Joining a Scholarly Conversation”

In Events,Workshops by AUB Libraries / November 24, 2015 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries, in collaboration with the Graduate Council and the Writing Center are launching a Lecture Series entitled: “Joining a Scholarly Conversation“.


The first workshop will introduce the lecture series and discuss literature reviews.

When?  Thursday, November 26th, 2015 at 11:30 am

where? College Hall Auditorium B1.

Click here to register:

14 Nov

Discussion: “Photography and Oral History”

In Events,Workshops by AUB Libraries / November 14, 2015 / 0 Comments

The Middle East Photograph Preservation Initiative (MEPPI) in collaboration with The Palestinian Oral History Archive Project at the Issam Fares Institute and the University Libraries – AUB invite you to a discussion and screenings on the role of photography in oral history:

Photography and Oral History

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm Issam Fares Institute, Auditorium

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Join us for a discussion and screenings on the role of photography in oral history. Case studies will include AUB’s Neighborhood Initiative’s Ras Beirut Project by Maria Abunnasr, and the Palestinian Oral History Archive by the AUB Libraries and the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, presented by Hana Sleiman. The event will include a screening of “Jours Tranquilles en Palestine” (1998), directed by Arab Image Foundation co-founder Fouad Elkoury and Sylvain Roumette.

This talk is held as part of the Middle East Photograph Preservation Initiative (MEPPI) Environment and Exhibition of Photographs workshop, taking place 9-20 November at AUB with 16 representatives from significant regional photograph collections and archives. MEPPI is led by the Arab Image Foundation, jointly with the University of Delaware, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Getty Conservation Institute.

Note: Event will be in English with simultaneous translation to Arabic

14 Oct

Upcoming Workshop: Manage your Citations

In Workshops by AUB Libraries / October 14, 2015 / 0 Comments

Workshop: Manage your Citations with RefWorks, EndNote or Zotero

Get started with a citation management software:

  • RefWorks,
  • EndNote
  • Zotero

When? Wednesday October 21, from 1:30pm-3:00pm

Where? Antoun Ghattas Karam e-Classroom, Jafet Library

Join this workshop and learn more about how to collect, organize and cite your references in your favored citation style.

Reserve your seat here

10 Aug

Upcoming Workshop: How to Organize and Index your PDF Documents

In Workshops by AUB Libraries / August 10, 2015 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries and the Graduate Council would like to invite you to a workshop entitled:

How to Organize and Index your PDF Documents

When? Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 from 12:00pm  to 2:00 pm

Where? Antoun Ghattas Karam e-Classroom, Jafet Library

Learn how to efficiently organize your research using PDF document management tools.

Register here

For more information call Jafet on ext. 2621 or email