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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.

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.

12 Apr

The University Libraries subscribe to “Global Health” Database

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

The University Libraries are glad to announce their subscription to “Global Health”, a specialist bibliographic abstracting and indexing database dedicated to public health and completing the picture of international medical and health research by capturing key literature.

Global Health is part of CAB Direct, an extensive source of reference in the applied life sciences, incorporating two leading bibliographic databases: CAB Abstracts and Global Health.

Derived from over 7,000 journals, reports, books and conferences, Global Health contains over 3 million scientific records from 1973 to present. Abstracted publications are from more than 100 countries and in 50 languages. Most of the relevant papers are translated into English.

Approximately 185,000 records are added to Global Health each year, and over 96% of these records include an English abstract.

Global Health also has a growing number of full text articles of over 90,000 from journals, conferences, and reports.

05 Apr

Upcoming Workshop: Introduction to Data Visualization Best Practices

In News and Announcements,Workshops by AUB Libraries / April 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

Data Services at AUB Libraries invites you to a mini-workshop

Introduction to Data Visualization Best Practices

Lead by Dr. Fouad Zablith – Assistant Professor of Business and Decision Systems at OSB.

On April 12, 2018 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Antoun Ghattas Karam E-Classroom, Jafet Library.

Registration is required:  http://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/calendar/rdm/?cid=7125&t=d&d=0000-00-00&cal=7125

For more information, contact Dalal Al-Hakim Rahmeh (da31@aub.edu.lb)

03 Apr

AUB Libraries’ schedule during the Easter Holiday

In Library Staff,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / April 3, 2018 / 0 Comments

Dear AUB Libraries Users,

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

 Jafet Library:

Friday, March 30, 2018                               Closed

Saturday, March 31, 2018                          8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday, April 1, 2018                                 Closed

Monday, April 2, 2018                                7:00 am – 12:00 midnight

 Science and Engineering Libraries:

Friday, March 30, 2018                                Closed

Saturday, March 31, 2018                            Closed

Sunday, April 1, 2018                                   Closed

Monday, April 2, 2018                                  7:00 am – 9:00 pm

Saab Medical Library:

Friday, March 30, 2018                                Closed

Saturday, March 31, 2018                            8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Sunday, April 1, 2018                                  12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight

Monday, April 2, 2018                                  7:00 am – 12:00 midnight

Happy Easter

AUB Libraries

12 Mar

University Libraries’ research data services librarian co-authors scholarly article about Research Data Management

In Library Staff,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / March 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

AUB University Libraries’ research data services librarian, Dalal Rahme, joined efforts with Dr. Gladys Saade, Professor at the Faculty of Information at the Lebanese University to co-author and publish an article entitled “Research Data Reshaping Cultural Society: Case of the Lebanese University”

The article is published through Springer, but is also openly accessible through Academia.

In their article, the authors discuss Research Data Management (RDM) as a new practice at the level of Lebanese academic institutions and then assess technological and organizational needs specific to the Lebanese University (LU) as a case study.

The methodology comprised a questionnaire that was sent to academics in the different faculties/branches of the University.

Results of the questionnaire revealed the concerns, challenges and commitment levels of researchers when it comes to data management and information sharing, such that there was a moderate level of awareness of information literacy and RDM practices.

The paper serves as a guiding example for educational institutions to develop services that support different activities in this field of work.

When asked about the paper, Rahme said: “We really enjoyed working together on this research paper. Dr. Gladys and I experienced some challenges, especially in the data collection part. We took the Lebanese University as an example, but the case is not really different in any other academic institution in Lebanon or the region. We hope to draw the attention to the importance of adopting good research data management practices in academia, as this will foster collaboration among academics across both disciplines and institutions in Lebanon and the region. We started data service two years ago at AUB but still, so much work needs to be done in this area.”

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

09 Mar

AUB Libraries opening hours on Sunday, March 25

In Library Staff,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / March 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Dear AUB Libraries Users,

The below are the opening hours of the AUB Libraries on Sunday, March 25, 2018:

  • Jafet Library: 12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight
  • Engineering and Architecture, Science and Agriculture, and Saab Medical Library will be closed.

AUB Libraries