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11 Jul

University Libraries now Member of De Gruyter’s Institutional Membership Scheme

In News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / July 11, 2017 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries (UL) are pleased to announce that they are now an Institutional Member of De Gruyter’s Institutional Membership Scheme.

Authors affiliated with AUB are now entitled to a 15% discount on all Article Processing Charges (APCs) and Book Processing Charges (BPCs) in Pure Open Access publications as part of De Gruyter Group’s the Open Access model.

Detailed information on the Institutional Membership program is available on De Gruyter’s website: https://www.degruyter.com/dg/page/institutional-memberships

To know more about all our institutional Open Access Publishing offerings and discounts:

06 Jul

Newly renovated reading room inaugurated at AUB University Libraries

In News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / July 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

This article was posted on the AUB Website: http://www.aub.edu.lb/news/2017/Pages/libraries-ghandour.aspx and was written by Dana Abed- Office of Advancement

The American University of Beirut announced the opening of the newly renovated Reserve Reading Room at Jafet Library. The renovation was made possible through a renewed contribution from Trustee Emeritus Ali Ghandour. The announcement of the Reserve Reading Room was made in a ceremony attended by President Fadlo Khuri, Trustee Ali Ghandour, Vice President for Advancement Imad Baalbaki, AUB staff, and friends.

Ali Ghandour was an AUB student and later an AUB Trustee serving from 1979 to 2008. Ghandour has been serving as Trustee Emeritus since 2008. Ghandour is co-chairman of Aviation Pioneers and Consultants, Lebanon, and President of ARAM Trading and Technology, Jordan. He is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Jordanian Airlines and has held multiple advisory positions in the aviation field, in addition to various Non-Governmental Organizations.

“Providing a comfortable room like this for students is to me a noble cause, AUB means a lot to me because it made me who I am today,” said Ghandour.

President Fadlo Khuri considered the provision of a space such as this room important for the psyche of the students and thanked Ghandour for his generosity.

“The enhancement of student life starts with better, more open, and more welcoming study spaces,” said President Khuri. “This reading room is an ideal study and relaxation space.”

The American University of Beirut announced the opening of the newly renovated Reserve Reading Room at Jafet Library. The renovation was made possible through a renewed contribution from Trustee Emeritus Ali Ghandour. The announcement of the Reserve Reading Room was made in a ceremony attended by President Fadlo Khuri, Trustee Ali Ghandour, Vice President for Advancement Imad Baalbaki, AUB staff, and friends. Ali Ghandour was an AUB student and later an AUB Trustee serving from 1979 to 2008.

Ghandour has been serving as Trustee Emeritus since 2008. Ghandour is co-chairman of Aviation Pioneers and Consultants, Lebanon, and President of ARAM Trading and Technology, Jordan. He is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Jordanian Airlines and has held multiple advisory positions in the aviation field, in addition to various Non-Governmental Organizations. “Providing a comfortable room like this for students is to me a noble cause, AUB means a lot to me because it made me who I am today,” said Ghandour.

President Fadlo Khuri considered the provision of a space such as this room important for the psyche of the students and thanked Ghandour for his generosity. “The enhancement of student life starts with better, more open, and more welcoming study spaces,” said President Khuri. “This reading room is an ideal study and relaxation space.”

20 Jun

AUB Libraries’ schedule during Eid Al Fitr

In News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / June 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

Below is the AUB Libraries’ schedule during Eid Al Fitr:

  • Jafet Library will be closed on Sunday, June 25 and Monday, June 26. On Tuesday, June 27, Jafet Library will open from 7:30 am to 3:00 p.m.
  •  Engineering and Architecture & Science and Agriculture Libraries will be closed from Saturday, June 24 till Tuesday, June 27.
  •  Saab Medical Library will be closed on the first day of the Eid, on the second day, it will open from 12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight. 

 Happy Eid!

AUB Libraries

19 Jun

Walid Gholmieh’s rich archive donated to AUB University Libraries

In Collections,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / June 19, 2017 / 0 Comments

This article was posted on the AUB Website: http://www.aub.edu.lb/news/2017/Pages/walid-gholmieh.aspx and was written by Dana Abed- Office of Advancement

The American University of Beirut (AUB) received the musical heritage of the late Dr. Walid Gholmieh, which will be kept in the archives of the University Libraries to be utilized by researchers and musicians. Dr. Gholmieh’s widow, Mrs. Elham Gholmieh, and family worked with Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Salma Oueida and Associate University Librarian for Archives and Special Collections Dr. Kaoukab Chebaro, among others, to compile the archive and prepare for its transfer to AUB, which was accomplished on June 14.

Dr. Walid Georges Gholmieh, who passed away in 2011, was director of the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music. He earned a degree in Mathematics from AUB before dedicating his life to music. He is considered to be one of the most prominent Middle Eastern conductors and composers. Gholmieh held a PhD in musicology and composed numerous symphonies and other musical compositions. He collaborated with many conductors and performers and was the recipient of multiple international awards.

According to Mrs. Gholmieh, AUB was very dear to Dr. Gholmieh’s heart and he always wanted his collection to be transferred to the University.

“AUB is the most important institution in the Middle East that preserves the cultural heritage of prominent artists. Walid wanted dearly to preserve that and keep it in safe hands for generations to come,” said Mrs. Gholmieh. “Walid made sure his intentions of transferring his collection are expressed to Dr. Nabil Nassif [director of the Zaki Nassif Program for Music at AUB] and, after his passing, we started with the execution of his wishes in collaboration with AUB.”

Dr. Chebaro explained the importance of the archival papers to be kept in Jafet Library, saying that Dr. Gholmieh was “a forward looking humanist, one who is simultaneously deeply rooted in his culture, language, and heritage.”

“The AUB Archives, University Libraries is thrilled to receive the archival papers of Dr. Gholmieh: preserving our cultural heritage, availing it to researchers, upholding and demonstrating its continued scholarly and humanistic relevance for a wide audience, both within the realm of academia and beyond, is a core mission of AUB,” said Chebaro.

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31 May

University Libraries’ summer schedule (June 5 – August 27, 2017)

In News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / May 31, 2017 / 0 Comments

Below is the AUB Libraries’ summer schedule from (June 5 – August 27, 2017):

 JAFET (June 5   – July 31, 2017)

Monday-Friday: 7:30 am – 11:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday: 12:00 noon – 9:00 pm

 JAFET (August 1 – August  27, 2017)

Monday-Friday: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

 ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE LIBRARIES (from June 5 – August 27, 2017)

Monday-Friday: 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

27 Apr

University Libraries’ opening hours: May 1, 2017

In News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / April 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

Dear AUB Libraries Users,

 

Below are the AUB Libraries’ opening hours on May 1, 2017 (Labor Day):

Jafet Library : 12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight

Science/Engineering Libraries: Closed

Saab Medical Library: Closed

 

AUB Libraries

24 Mar

Opening Hours: Saturday March 25, 2017

In News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / March 24, 2017 / 0 Comments

Dear AUB Libraries Users,

The below are the opening hours of the AUB Libraries on Saturday, March 25, 2017:

  • Jafet Library: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Engineering and Architecture, Science and Agriculture, and Saab Medical Library will be closed.

AUB Libraries

24 Mar

New at the University Libraries: Self-Checkout Machine

In News and Announcements,Projects by AUB Libraries / March 24, 2017 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries are glad to announce the acquisition of their first state-of-the-art self-checkout machine.

Jafet Library users can now use this machine as a self-service to checkout materials during the library opening hours, avoiding the queue at the circulation desk. There is currently one machine of this kind, and it is located at the entrance of Jafet library, in the lobby.

The self-checkout service is available for current AUB students, faculty members, staff and certain non-AUB patrons with valid AUB ID and borrowing privileges at the University Libraries.

To use the machine, the user should not have any blocks on his/her circulation record meaning that there should be no fines and/or overdue library items pending on the record.

How to use the machine:

  • Select “Checkout” or “Renew”, and follow the simple prompts on the screen :
  • Scan the bar-code printed on the back of your AUB ID card
  • Scan the bar-code printed on the inside back cover of the book
  • Desensitize the item
  • Print “Date Due” slips (optional)
  • Enjoy a quick and convenient checkout process

The Self-checkout allows the user to:

  • Verify his/her privileges
  • Checkout and renew books and other library materials that circulate (provided they are not on hold for another patron)
  • View library account

The Library Loans Policy and the Policy on Overdue and Lost Material apply for all transactions done through the self-checkout machine.

For assistance with using the machine, please refer to the staff at the Circulation Desk, or call ext. 2618/9 or email: libcirc@aub.edu.lb

23 Mar

Constantine Zurayk: Knowledge at the Service of Life

In Collections,News and Announcements,Projects by AUB Libraries / March 23, 2017 / 0 Comments

The AUB Libraries, Archives Department, is pleased to announce the launch of the online exhibit: “Constantine Zurayk: Knowledge at the Service of Life“. The exhibit was curated on the 150th anniversary of AUB in conjunction with a seminar, entitled “Seminar in Remembrance of Constantine Zurayk”, which took place at AUB on October 31st, 2016. It showcases select items from the archive of Dr. Zurayk (1909- 2000), which was generously donated to the AUB Libraries, Archives Department, by Dr. Zurayk’s family. The documents, photos and letters on display here provide a glimpse onto the multi-faceted personality and rich life that Dr. Zurayk led, as well as onto some aspects of the socio-cultural and political context of a formative period in Arab modern history. The exhibit also contains excerpts from oral history interviews with Dr. Zurayk, as well as a link to the introduction of the Seminar.

We hope you enjoy!

Visit our other online exhibits at the following link.

AUB Libraries

07 Mar

AUB Libraries Arabic Books Online: The Arabic Collections Online Project

In Collections,News and Announcements,Projects by AUB Libraries / March 7, 2017 / 0 Comments

In 2014, the American University of Beirut (AUB) Libraries joined the Arabic Collections Online (ACO) project to digitize and make freely accessible worldwide over 15,000 pre-1956 Arabic books.

The project, funded by New York University Abu Dhabi, has just made accessible more than 200 digitized books from the AUB Libraries’ collection: http://dlib.nyu.edu/aco/search/?q=aub&page=1. These 200 items are the first out of 6,000 books to be digitized and shared by the AUB Libraries within the next two years. For more about AUB’s role in this project, please see this article: http://wordp.aub.edu.lb/?p=23.

Other contributing members include the libraries of New York University, Princeton, Cornell, Columbia, and the American University in Cairo. The ACO digital library currently provides online access to 5,675 volumes across 3,779 subjects. You can read more about the project here: http://dlib.nyu.edu/aco/about .

We invite you to check the ACO digital library regularly to view newly uploaded Arabic books from AUB Libraries and other partner institutions.

For more information about this project, please contact Elie Kahale, Head of Digital Initiatives and Imaging Department on ext. 2603, or by email:ekahale@aub.edu.lb.