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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

10 Feb

Thesis Workshop Series- Workshop 3: Making a Contribution to Your Discipline (Thesis Writing)

In Events,Workshops by AUB Libraries / February 10, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Graduate Council, the University Libraries, and the Writing Center at AUB invite you to attend

Thesis Workshop Series: 

Workshop 3 – Making a Contribution to Your Discipline (Thesis Writing)

  • Defending and submitting your thesis: when and how
  • Formatting your thesis: templates and manuals
  • Managing and organizing your references: using EndNote or RefWorks
  • Getting support for your writing: drafting, revising, and editing

When?   Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 2:00 pm  to 3:30 pm

Where? Antoun Ghattas Karam e-Classroom- Jafet Library

Register here:

For details, please call the Libraries on extensions 2621/2629 or e-mail:

11 Jan

Digital Humanities Institute–Beirut: 10-12 March

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

The Center for Arts and Humanities, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Office of Information Technology, the Department of English, and the University Libraries at the American University of Beirut (AUB), are happy to host the second iteration of the Digital Humanities Institute – Beirut (DHI-B 2017), that will take place from 10-12 March 2017.

Nina Ghannam, Assistant to the Librarian and and Vera Al Ashkar, Digital Imaging Specialist from the Digital Initiatives and Imaging Department at the University Libraries will be giving a workshop entitled: “Introduction to Optical Character Recognition for Arabic. This workshop address Optical Character Recognition, by which a computer can take a scanned text and turn it into digital text file.  It will address specific problems related to Arabic.

The workshop will be introduced by Elie Kahale, Head of the Digital Initiatives and Imaging Department at the University Libraries.

This event builds on the success of the event that took place in March 2015 in Beirut. The theme this year in 2017 is Shaping Digital Humanities Communities: Local, Regional and Consortial.

The humanities in the twenty-first century have taken a decidedly digital turn. In some cases this means traditional questions are addressed with new digital skills or new modes of scholarly communication, in others, entirely new research questions are emerging with technology.The main goal of the Institute is to create an environment where different stakeholders in the academic communities of Lebanon and the region learn together about new computing technologies and their impact on the humanities.

Like the digital humanities themselves, DHI-B is designed as a meeting place, between faculty, librarians, students and technologists. It features hands-on workshops, poster presentations, lightning talks, and lectures, conceived with a collegial spirit of collaboration in mind. These workshops aim to introduce you to some of the ways that research and teaching are changing in the humanities. Many of those workshops have been suggested by the community themselves. They will be taught by MA and PhD students, librarians, instructors and professors.

These courses are not all of the same length. The long and short courses run over the period of the first two days, so only one of these courses can be taken alongside a mini course which will run during the last day of the institute (Sunday).


Attendance is by registration only. Please REGISTER .

Free admission, to AUB and AMICAL attendees.

Event Details:

For inquiries, feel free to contact us at

The DHI-B 2017 is primarily sponsored by the Center for Arts and Humanities at AUB, and also AMICAL Consortium, Faculty of Arts and Sciences (AUB), Office of Information Technology (AUB) and the Department of English (AUB).

We look forward to having you with us!

DHI-B Organizing Committee: Fatmeh Charafeddine (Library), Rayane Fayed (IT), Till Grallert (OIB), Mario Hawat (English major), Najla Jarkas (English), David Wrisley (English)

10 Jan

Exhibit extended: “AUB’s 150th: through the looking glass”

In Events,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / January 10, 2017 / 0 Comments

The AUB University Libraries are glad to announce that they have extended the exhibit “AUB’s 150th: through the looking glass” which will hold in Jafet Library until the 30th of January, 2017.

The exhibit includes a display of Library material depicting the AUB history and showcases material from AUB’s 150th events throughout last year, in addition to a nostalgic display of Campus Yearbook photos.

The exhibit’s opening ceremony was held on the 22nd of December, and featured a talk by Mr. Tony Naufal (BA’74), an independent researcher with a lot of insight and a number of anecdotes about AUB’s history. 

Click here to view the full video of the Tony Naufal’s talk: “Vignettes of AUB History

09 Jan

Upcoming Exhibit: “Fields of Vision and Mediation: Arab Cinema and Political Posters”

In Events,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / January 9, 2017 / 0 Comments

The AUB University Libraries and the Media Studies Program 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, some comics from our Library collections, graffiti from various venues in the city, as well as some archival material from the Archival papers of the late Anthony Shadid, is presented  in support of a conference organized by the Media Studies Program, and entitled: Rethinking Media Through the Middle East.

“Fields of Vision and Mediation: Arab Cinema and Political Posters”

Exhibit Dates: January 12-14, 2017

Time: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Place: West Hall Mahmoud Malhas Common Room

21 Dec

14 UL Staff members receive pins during the AUB Service Awards ceremony

In Events,Library Staff by AUB Libraries / December 21, 2016 / 0 Comments

During this year’s “Service Awards” ceremony and reception, held on December 20th at the Charles W. Hostler Student Center auditorium, AUB acknowledged staff members who have served the university for 10, 15, 20, and 25 years.

The University Libraries (UL) proudly recognized 14 of its staff members for their long years of dedication and service.

Commenting on the ceremony, Dr. Lokman Meho, Director of the University Libraries said: “My heartfelt thank you goes to every single one of them and to their colleagues. Like others in the Library, they are an amazing group of staff members who deserve the very best. I hope to see them go on to serve AUB for 30, 35, 40, and 45 years.”

The UL family would like to congratulate its dedicated staff members and wish them all the best for the upcoming years.

  • YAZBEK, SOUHA – 10
  • ASSAF, TONI – 15
  • MATAR, CLAUDE – 15
  • KADI, SAMIR S. – 20
  • ABBOUD, ELIAS – 25
  • YAMUT, ZIAD – 25

To see the full story on the AUB website click here:

20 Dec

UL Opening Hours-Dec 23, 2016 till Jan 23, 2017

In Collections,Events by AUB Libraries / December 20, 2016 / 0 Comments

Kindly find below the AUB Libraries schedule from Friday, December 23, 2016 till Monday, January 23, 2017:

Jafet Library

  • From December 23 to January 1: open every day from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm and CLOSED on Sundays (December 25 and January 1)
  • From January 2 to January 23: Monday – Thursday: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm and Friday – Sunday: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, January 24 on: resume regular hours


  • Friday, December 23 – Monday, December 26: CLOSED
  • Tuesday, December 27 – Thursday, December 29: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Friday, December 30 – Sunday, January 1: CLOSED
  • Monday, January 2 – Thursday, January 5: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Friday, January 6 – Sunday, January 8: CLOSED
  • Monday, January 9 – Monday, January 23: 8 am – 5 pm and CLOSED on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Tuesday, January 24 on: resume regular hours

Saab Medical Library (SML)

  • December 23: 12 noon – 12 midnight
  • December 24: 8:00am. – 8:00pm.
  • December 25: closed
  • December 26: 12 noon – 12 midnight
  • December 27: 7:00am. – 12 midnight
  • December 28: 7:00am. – 12 midnight
  • December 29: 7:00am. – 12 midnight
  • December 30: 12 noon – 12 midnight
  • December 31: 8:00am. – 5:00pm.
  • January 1st: closed
  • January 2nd and on: resume regular hours