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14 Sep

Save the Date: AUB Library Open Day 2017: Library Comic-Con

In Events by AUB Libraries / September 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

Dear AUB Community,

We are glad to announce that the “AUB Library Open Day 2017: Library Comic-Con” will be held on Thursday, September 28 in Jafet Library from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Save the date and get ready for fun games and competitions, as well as many valuable prizes, giveaways and snacks!

Prizes include an iPad, an Apple watch, a Samsung tablet, prepaid cards worth $200 each, power-banks, and many, many other gifts . . .

For more information, contact Jafet on ext. 2659/2620 or via email:


26 May

Exhibit – “Crucial Turns: A Critical Mapping of Art at AUB”

In Events by AUB Libraries / May 26, 2017 / 0 Comments

AUB faculty, students and staff gathered on the evening of Tuesday, May 23rd at the Nami Jafet Memorial Library for the opening ceremony of a capstone exhibition curated by three AUB Art History students displaying material depicting critical turns in Art at AUB since in the foundation of the Fine Art Department since the 1950s.

The exhibit is curated by Katharine Gordon, Lama El Khatib and Nour Osseiran, all three of which are AUB students, who initiated and completed this project as part of the “Theories, Methods, and Practices of Curating” (AHIS284) seminar at AUB; a seminar that acts as a capstone for the students within the Art History major.

The course is instructed by Angela Harutyunyan, Associate Professor at the Department of Fine Arts and Art History at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, AUB, who said that the importance of this exhibit is that it is a first attempt to bring to light the rich history of art at AUB as formed by and formative of the art scene in Beirut and Lebanon at large. For the students, it is an opportunity to understand and historicize art and art history education that they themselves are undergoing.

The exhibit gives tribute to artists such as Walid Sadek, Daniele Genadry, David Kurani, Arthur Frick, and John Carswell. The material displayed include original paintings that were generously provided by the artists, in addition to photos, sketches, posters and other primary sources found at the Archives and Special Collections department at the University Libraries.

The exhibit will remain on display at the lobby at Jafet Library until Friday, June 2nd.

The curators believe that the exhibition brings together a montage of key moments and figures in and around the Art Department at AUB since its inception and throughout its tumultuous history by using archival material, which provide a general overview of what has been documented – from 1946 until today. Presenting these documents alongside contemporary art works, the curators hope to engage the audience in a critical journey of the art department at AUB.

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24 Apr

Children’s Literature Book Fair – 2017

In Events,Projects by AUB Libraries / April 24, 2017 / 0 Comments

The AUB University Libraries have the pleasure of inviting you to a special event featuring children’s books written and illustrated by AUB students as part of their final project for their Children’s Literature (Education 218) course, taught by Dr. Amal Bou Zeineddine.

The event will include an exhibit of the students’ projects, as well as short presentations by students about their books.

The event will be held on Tuesday,  May 2nd at 12:30 pm

at Jafet Library’s main lobby, AUB.

The books will remain on display at Jafet Library until the 10th of May, 2017.

21 Apr

Happiness Challenge at Jafet Library

In Events by AUB Libraries / April 21, 2017 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries and the AUB Center for Research and Innovation present: Happiness Challenge at Jafet Library

At the University Libraries, we’re always looking for ways to make your experiences at the Libraries happier.

 New at Jafet Library: Self-Checkout Machine!

Using this machine as a self-service to checkout materials during the library opening hours, helps you avoid the queue at the circulation desk.

 Come to Jafet on Wednesday, April 26th at 12:00 pm and learn about this machine.

Complete the challenge and enter a draw to win a camera. . .

 Register here:

 For more information contact Jafet Library on extensions 2620/2659 or email

06 Apr

Workshop: Get the most out of SAGE Video

In Events,Workshops by AUB Libraries / April 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries are organizing an upcoming workshop about Sage Video,Bringing teaching, learning and research to life”.

Get the most out of SAGE Video

Presenter: Karim Othman, Sales Manager – Middle East & North Africa

When?  Wednesday, April 12, 2017  |  Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Where?  Antoun Ghattas Karam e-Classroom – Jafet Library

 Register here:

This training session will help users find the best way to use SAGE Video and its platform via the AUB subscription to access a wide-array of videos. Attendees will leave knowing how to use SAGE Video content as a teaching tool in the classroom and/or how to use and cite videos in research papers.

For additional information, please call extensions 2621/2620, or email:

09 Mar

Upcoming Exhibit: Fields of Vision and Mediation: Arab Cinema and Political posters

In Collections,Events by AUB Libraries / March 9, 2017 / 0 Comments

The AUB University Libraries and the Arab Council for the Social Sciences invite you to an exhibit entitled: “Fields of Vision and Mediation: Arab Cinema and Political posters”, curated by the Archives and Special Collections Department, Jafet Library.

The exhibit, which will showcase a number of political and cinema posters is presented  in support of a conference organized by the Arab Council for the Social Sciences third conference,  entitled: “State, Sovereignty and Social Space in the Arab Region: Emerging Historical and Theoretical Approaches”

Exhibit Dates: March 10-12, 2017

Time: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Place: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hamra, Beirut

For more information about the exhibit, contact the Archives and Special Collections Department by email: or on extensions 2609/10.

17 Feb

Undergraduate Workshop: Start your Research and Writing Experience

In Events,Workshops by AUB Libraries / February 17, 2017 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries, in collaboration with Student Affairs and the Writing Center at AUB are holding a workshop for all AUB undergraduate students .

Start your Research and Writing Experience:

  • Find resources at the Library
  • Learn how to conduct research effectively
  • Avoid plagiarism
  • Get free writing consultations
  • Have a stress-free university life

When? Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 11:30am till 12:30pm

Where? Antoun Ghattas Karam e-Classroom- Jafet Library

Register here:

Join us and learn something new to help you with any upcoming research project.

For further details, call Jafet library on ext. 2621/9 or e-mail:

16 Feb

Arabic Manuscripts Conference: Formation Doctorale Études Critiques des Manuscrits, Archives et Inscriptions Arabes

In Events,Workshops by AUB Libraries / February 16, 2017 / 0 Comments


Friday February 17, 2017

Antoun Ghattas Karam e-Classroom

Jafet Library- American University of Beirut – AUB


  • 09h00-10h30 Samar Mikati Kaissi & Kaoukab Chebaro (AUB): «History of the AUB Manuscript Collection»
  • 11h00-12h00 Mario Kozah (AUB): «Dadisho and Isaac Qatraya: The Garshuni translations of The
    Compendious Commentary and The Fourth Part»
  • 12h00-13h00 Nadine Abbas (Université Saint-Joseph, ILO – CLP): «Corrections et commentaires dans les manuscrits»
  • 13h00-14h30 Pause déjeuner
  • 14h30-15h30 Naila Kaidbey (AUB): «Muhammad Malik al-Ashrafani: ‘Umdat al-ʿÂrifîn
    A 17th c. Druze manuscript»

Institutions partenaires
Institut Français du Proche-Orient (DEAMM)
Université de Balamand
Université Libanaise
Université Saint-Joseph
Service de Coopération et d’Action Culturelle de l’Ambassade de France au Liban

16 Feb

Upcoming Exhibit: Lebanon: ethos, scenery and gastronomy

In Events,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / February 16, 2017 / 0 Comments

The AUB University Libraries are showcasing a rare collection of posters donated by the Lebanese Ministry of Tourism, depicting Lebanon’s culture from a unique point of view.

“Lebanon: ethos, scenery and gastronomy”

When? February 20- March 3, 2017 – all day

Where? Jafet Library- Lobby

The exhibit features posters showing culinary goods, views from breathtaking Lebanese villages and locations, and other beautiful scenes from Lebanon.

Enjoy the exhibit and enjoy our Lebanon!

15 Feb

Upcoming Event: Unpacking Sa’dallah Wannous’ Private Library at AUB

In Collections,Events,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / February 15, 2017 / 0 Comments

In celebration of the donation of the private library of the renowned Syrian playwright Sa’dallah Wannous to the American University of Beirut, you are cordially invited to

Unpacking Sa’dallah Wannous’ Private Library at AUB

When? Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Where? Issam Fares Institute – Auditorium

Organized by: The Department of English, the Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages, the Theater Initiative, the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies, and the University Libraries