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25 Jul

Maher Kassab, University Libraries’ IT Manager receives AUB President’s Service Excellence Award

In Library Staff,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / July 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries proudly announces that Mr. Maher Kassab, University Libraries’ IT Manager, has received the President’s Service Excellence Award for 2018.

In the presence of loving family, friends and colleagues, Maher received the award along with three other AUB and AUBMC staff members, during a ceremony held by President Fadlo Khuri on Tuesday, July 10 at 11:30am in Assembly Hall.

Presenting Maher at the award ceremony, President Khuri said, “Maher loves his colleagues…and it’s safe to say today [referring to the attendees’ cheering] that they clearly love him back. People talk about his limitless enthusiasm for his work at the University Libraries. He is known all over campus as a colleague who always stops by to help…even if it’s not his project, showing that he is invested in everything that AUB does.

With both, his technical and management skills, which he has gained throughout his career at AUB, Maher was able to come up with innovative solutions and overcome technical challenges. Since his appointment as IT Manager at the University Libraries, he was able to transform the IT infrastructure and tools at the Libraries to a “state-of-the-art” level, despite the limited resources.

Talking about his career at AUB, Maher says, “I am so grateful to AUB for making my professional career happen. The exposure, the opportunities and the experience here have been unparalleled.”  Adding, “I am very honored to have received this prestigious award. The recognition takes on a special meaning when great family, friends and colleagues are so supportive and caring.

Maher holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer and Communications from the Lebanese University and a Masters of Business Administration from AUB. He has been working at the Office of Information Technology at AUB since 2003, and was appointed as IT Manager for the University Libraries in 2013.

An article about the ceremony was posted on the AUB website.

12 Jul

Library Databases and e-Books Subscriptions during 2017-2018

In Collections,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / July 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries is always on the lookout to subscribe to new and specialized databases and packages in order to best support research and teaching at AUB.

In 2017 and 2018, the UL has expanded its subscription to more databases and e-books offerings, covering an array of subject areas and types of material. The UL also upgraded some of its subscriptions to include more content, especially of recent years.

We invite you to explore these databases and e-books collections and to enjoy the exclusive access you have to them.

Below is a listing of the databases and e-books packages that the UL has subscribed to so far since 2017.

To know more about our subscriptions, see our full List of Databases  or click here to search the UL’s e-Books collection.  

Contact Jafet Library via email on jftref@aub.edu.lb or by phone on extensions 2620/1/9 for more information. 

Databases

Arab World Research Source: Al Masdar

Brockelmann in English: The history of the Arabic written tradition online

Chatham House Online Archives (Part I, 1920-1979)

Eventus

Global Health (CABI)

Passport (upgraded to include Industrial and Cities)

Psycbooks (APA)

SDC Complete

Shakespeare Survey Online Archives (2018)

Visible Body

E-Books publisher packages

APA Handbooks in Psychology

Brill e-books (all missing until 2018)

CAE (Cambridge Archives Edition) (37 titles from the Near & Middle East Collection)

Cambridge Companions Online (2017-2018)

Cambridge Histories Online (2017-2018)

Edward Elgar (2018)

Geoscience World (2016-2018)

MIT Press eBooks Library

IEEE-Wiley eBooks Library (IEEE Xplore)

Morgan & Clay Pool Synthesis Collection (2019-2020)

OpenEdition Collection to the Arabic & Muslim World Collection (2017 – 2018)

OSEO (Oxford Scholarship Editions Online) (2017-2018)

Oxford Handbooks (2017-2018)

Sage Knowledge (2017-2018)

SIAM e-books (2017-2018)

UPSO (University Presses Scholarship Online) (2017-2018)

Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online

Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture

Philosophy in the Islamic World Online: 8th-10th Centuries

News Archives

Associated Press Part 4: Middle East Bureau collection 1967 and 2005

Daily Mail Historical Archive (1896-2004)

The Guardian (1825-2003)

The Observer (1791-2003)

International Herald Tribune (Historical Archive)1887-2013

Jewish Exponent Historical Archive (1887-1990)

The Telegraph Historical Archives (1855-2000)

Tools

Overleaf Commons for Institutions

 Trials

Oxford Clinical Psychology (Free Trial until 12/2018)

Oxford Medicine Online (Free Trial until 12/2018)

28 Jun

More material now accessible to AUB community through HathiTrust

In Collections,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / June 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries is pleased to announce that library users can now access millions of works published outside the US between the years 1878 and 1923 through HathiTrust database.

This step allows access to material that was not accessible before through this database due to restrictions.

HathiTrust  is “a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future.”

This partnership allows users to search, in full-text, over 10 million digitized scholarly books and journals from many top-ranked university libraries such as Cornell University, Stanford University, and the University of Michigan.

Read more about Hathitrust here: http://wordp.aub.edu.lb/?p=499

04 Jun

AUB libraries’ schedule: June 4 – July 31, 2018

In Library Staff,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / June 4, 2018 / 0 Comments

Below is the AUB libraries’ schedule from June 4 until July 31, 2018

Jafet Library:

Monday-Friday: 7:30 am – 9:00 pm

Saturday: 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

Sunday: 12:00 noon – 8:00 pm

Engineering and Science Libraries:

Monday-Friday: 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

Saab Medical Library:

Monday-Friday: 7:30 am – 12:00 midnight

Saturday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday: Closed               

AUB Libraries

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

 

AUB libraries

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.

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 →

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

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.