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29 May

Open Archives Day at the University Libraries: Friday June 8, 2018

In Collections,Events by AUB Libraries / May 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Archives and Special Collections,  AUB University Libraries is pleased to invite you on Friday June 8, 2018 to visit its premises and discover its collections and services, on the occasion of International Open Archives Day.

The Open Archives Day is an international annual event celebrated on June 9 at archives and cultural heritage preservation institutions around the globe. It is a great opportunity for you to get to discover documents related to AUB, Lebanon and the region’s history, from our archival and unique collections: on display will be select items in different formats, including posters, photographs, maps, comic books, archives, and more.

The Archives and Special Collections Department (ASC) collects, organizes, preserves and provides access to unique, historical and rare primary sources that document the history and culture of AUB, Lebanon, the Arab World and the region at large. Our collections include more than 1,800 manuscripts; 5,000 posters; 800 postcards; 2,001 maps; 70,000 photographs; and 940 linear feet of archival material, including papers of famous intellectuals, 9,229 volumes of theses, projects, and dissertations going back to 1906; in addition to around 2,000 rare books and a number of unique serials.

17 May

The AUB University Libraries at the AMICAL 2018

In Events,Library Staff,Workshops by AUB Libraries / May 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

As an active member of the AMICAL consortium, the University Libraries was represented by Fatmeh Charafeddine, Head of Research and Instruction Services Department at the AMICAL 2018 conference, from 4 to 7 May, 2018 at the American University of Central Asia, marking AMICAL’s 15th annual meeting and conference.

The conference panels focused on the future of education at international liberal arts institutions after the major changes, which have altered the ways students and faculty members acquire, use, create and share information and scholarship. AMICAL members engaged with each other and with invited experts to discuss those issues, and many other questions related to libraries, technology and learning at academic institutions.

Invited speakers John Traxler, Professor of Digital Learning, Gina Siesing, Chief Information Officer and Constance A. Jones, Director of Libraries described, each from their own experience, the shift to digital collections, services and teaching methods.

Dalal Rahme, Data Services Librarian at the University Libraries and Najla Jarkas, faculty member at the English Department, gave a two-day pre-conference workshop on several tools for digital humanities. Rahme also gave two Data Management workshops during the conference.

08 May

Community Book Exchange and Book Reading- Arab Women Voice New Realities

In Events by AUB Libraries / May 8, 2018 / 0 Comments

 

Bring any books that you would like to swap and join the AUB Neighborhood Initiative and the AUB Libraries for this term’s

Community Book Exchange

Friday, May 11, 2018 between 3:00 and 5:00 pm

Participation is simple: Bring a book to take a book!

During the event, 4 authors from the book “Arab Women Voice New Realitieswill be reading extracts from their stories

  • Cyrine Bader : “Skin Map”
  • Yasmina Hatem: “The Way Back Home”
  • Amany Alsayyed: “Ameera’s Journey to Andalusia”
  • Mishka Mojabber Mourani: “Amira’s Mirror”

Twitter: @ArabWomenAntho and Facebook: “Arab Women Voice New Realities”

One copy of the book will be offered to one lucky winner participating in the book exchange.

You can stay updated through The Community Book Exchange Facebook page.

Looking forward to seeing you there…

30 Apr

The University Libraries at the Arab Renaissance: Renewal of the Civilizational Message Conference in Amman

In Collections,Events,Library Staff,Projects by AUB Libraries / April 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries partnered with The Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD) during the “Arab Renaissance: Renewal of the Civilizational Message” conference in Amman, held on April 25 and 26, 2018.

The conference was organized by The Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development and featured the discourse of  prominent Muslim and Arab philosophers concerning the need for a new renaissance in the Islamic and Arab political thinking. Dr. Mariette Atallah, Head of the Collection Development Department, participated in organizing an exhibit of library collections on the Arab Nahda. Fatmeh Charafeddine, Head of the Research and Instruction Services Department, gave a presentation on the importance of the Nahda collections held at AUB and about the wide interest of researchers from all over the world in this collection.

Among the attendees of the conference from AUB were Dr. Tarek Mitri as speaker and Dr. Rana Issa as moderator.

Read more about the event here and here.

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27 Apr

Children’s Literature Book Fair – 2018

In Events by AUB Libraries / April 27, 2018 / 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 8, 2018 at 12:30 pm at Jafet Library’s main lobby, AUB.

26 Apr

Happiness at the Library: May the force be with you

In Events by AUB Libraries / April 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

Event date has been changed to May 9 since no classes will be held on May 4

Have any questions about the Libraries or about your research topic? Can’t figure out how to properly complete that citation?

Don’t stay on the Dark Side.

Join us at the “Happiness at the Library” event and get answers from your colleagues in an interactive way.

All participants will enter a draw to win an Apple Watch.

 May the force be with you…

On Wednesday, May 9 (instead of  Friday, May 4 since no classes will be held on May 4)  

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Jafet Library- Lobby

  • Be a Librarian for a day
  • Give search tips to your colleagues
  • Come and challenge your librarian

For information, contact the Reference Desk on ext. 2620 or via email: jftref@aub.edu.lb

23 Mar

Thesis Write-In

In Events,Workshops by AUB Libraries / March 23, 2018 / 0 Comments

As part of the Graduate Research, Thesis and Publishing Series, the Graduate Council, the University Libraries and the Writing Center invite you to their upcoming event:

” Thesis Write-In” 

April 3-5 from 9:00 am till 4:00 pm daily

College Hall – Room B1

Graduate Students only!

Bring your student ID to get in

Come with everything you need to research and write. 

  • Writing Center tutors will be available to offer writing support
  • AUB Librarians will be available to offer research support
  • Power strips, pens, paper and snacks will be provided
16 Mar

Discussion: Intellectual Property and Fair Use

In Events,Workshops by AUB Libraries / March 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

On the occasion of  Fair Use Week , the University Libraries invite you to join a discussion on:

“Intellectual Property and Fair Use”

Speaker: Dr. Pierre El Khoury, Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Legal Lead of Creative Commons Lebanon

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Location: West Hall – Auditorium B

Register here: http://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/event/4062056 

For information, contact Jafet Library via email: jftref@aub.edu.lb or by calling ext. 2620/1

15 Mar

Graduate Research, Thesis, and Publishing Series- Writing Your STEM Thesis: Advice from a Panel of AUB Professors

In Events,Workshops by AUB Libraries / March 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

Graduate Research, Thesis, and Publishing Series – STEM Thesis

The Graduate Council, the University Libraries, and the Writing Center invite you to the thesis workshop:

Writing Your STEM Thesis: Advice from a Panel of AUB Professors

Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Location: College Hall-Auditorium B1

Register here: http://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/event/4059486?f=h

Join us to lean about the thesis

  • General format
  • Literature review
  • Useful advice
  • Research methods, results, discussions
  • What readers look for
  • Other related topics

Panel

  • Dr. Ahmad Dhaini (Computer Science, FAS)
  • Dr. Assaad Eid (Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiology, FM)
  • Dr. Mutasem Fadel (Civil and Environmental Engineering, FEA)
  • Dr. Pierre Karam (Chemistry, FAS)
  • Dr. Samir Mustapha (Mechanical Engineering, FEA)

Moderator: Dr. Erin Zimmerman (English, FAS; Director of The Writing Center)

This workshop is also beneficial to students from other disciplines

All graduates students are welcome to attend. 

For more information, contact Jafet Library via email: jftref@aub.edu.lb , or via extension 2629

02 Mar

Exhibit: The gendered Archive: AUB Libraries Collections related to women

In Collections,Events by AUB Libraries / March 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

On the occasion of Women’s International Day, the University Libraries- Archives and Special Collections invite you to an exhibit

 

The gendered Archive: AUB Libraries Collections related to women

 

Date: March 8, 2018-March 15, 2018

Place: Jafet Library- Main Lobby

For more information, contact the Archives and Special Collections department at Jafet: asc@aub.edu.lb , ext.2609/10