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15 Nov

Upcoming workshop: “Research Paper Clinic”

In Events,Workshops by AUB Libraries / November 15, 2016 / 0 Comments

Need help with Your research paper?

Join the University Libraries’

Research Paper Clinic!

Use the Library to:

  • Find books and articles
  • Cite Your Sources (APA or MLA)

When? Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm

Where? Antoun Ghattas Karam E-Classroom- Jafet Library

Who? Recommended for all Undergraduate students

Register here:
For more information, contact Jafet via email: or call 01-350 000 ext. 2620/9


14 Nov

Thesis Workshop Series – Workshop 2: “Finding Your Place in the Conversation: Thesis Proposal”

In Events,Workshops by AUB Libraries / November 14, 2016 / 0 Comments

The Graduate Council, the University Libraries, the Writing Center and the Institutional Review Board  at AUB invite you to

The Thesis Workshop Series – Workshop 2

“Finding Your Place in the Conversation: Thesis Proposal”

The topics presented include:

  • Thesis committee & deadlines (Graduate Council)
  • Writing a thesis proposal in your field (AUB Writing Center)
  • Introduction to the Institutional Review Board (IRB)
  • Finding thesis abstracts in your field (University Libraries)

When? Monday, November 28, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where? Antoun Ghattas Karam e-Classroom – Jafet Library

Registration link:  

07 Nov

The University Libraries host a book discussion about Linda Jacobs’ book, telling the story of the Syrian colony of New York City between 1880 and 1900

In Collections,Events by AUB Libraries / November 7, 2016 / 0 Comments

More than 50 AUB community members, local authors and book lovers, as well as friends gathered on the afternoon of Friday, November 4th at Jafet library’s lobby to discuss Dr. Linda K. Jacobs’ book entitled “Strangers in the West: The Syrian Colony of New York City, 1880-1900”.

The book traces the beginnings of the Syrian immigration and settlement in New York City, namely, around Washington Square on the lower west side of Manhattan and is thoroughly and expansively researched, based on a variety of sources including local newspapers, church records, city directories, private archives and photo collections and other documents to conceptualize the emergence and development of this distinctive community.

   The book discussion was moderated by Dr. Anaheed Al-Hardan, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies at AUB. Al-Hardan commenced the event by welcoming everyone to the AUB Libraries and to the event, letting them know about the book signing at the end of the discussion, and about the exhibit that the library put together in parallel to this event. She then presented Jacobs, talking about her educational and professional background and highlighting the importance of the topic, book and discussion.

After the welcoming word, Jacobs took the stage and told the story of the Arbeely family, which tells how the “first Syrian immigrant family” constructed an Arab and American identity by deliberately displaying both Eastern and Western faces. She gave a brief biography for each member of the family and spoke about their education and successes and about how they reflected on the Arab cultural and social qualities, even with things like their wardrobe, dancing, sword fights, prayers, or “arguilehs”. At the end of the presentation, Jacobs and the audience were happy to know that there were Arbeely family members present among the attendees during the event.

Unfolding the journey of writing this book, which began by putting the idea into perspective and then gathering all the information and challenging herself to put everything down on paper, Jacobs said that what triggered the whole process was her curiosity to know more about her grandparents and about their history.

Describing her book, Jacobs said that it is the “first and only book of its kind” telling the story of the Manhattan Arab colony “as it was, without racism”.

The audience’s participation was insightful and thought-provoking. Several attendees addressed Jacobs asking her about her book and her presentation, in addition to other areas of research related to Arab immigrants.

Asked about why the University Libraries chose to host this event, Dr. Lokman Meho, Director of the University Libraries said “The library attempts to always play a key role in the AUB community’s cultural and intellectual advancement. After all, the Library is the intellectual hub of the University. We couldn’t be happier to host this event and to welcome Dr. Jacobs at the libraries. “

The book discussion was followed by a book signing event, managed by Librairie Antoine, where event attendees received signed versions of their new copies of “Strangers in the West”.

An exhibit on Arab Immigration to America accompanied the event and will hold at Jafet Library-AUB until November 11th, showcasing photos, books, and content from the Arab press in America, all covering the Arab immigration to America. All exhibited material is from the AUB Libraries’ collections.

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02 Nov

Exhibit: ”Arab Immigration to America”

In Collections,Events by AUB Libraries / November 2, 2016 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries are holding an exhibit  entitled: ”Arab Immigration to America

The exhibit includes photos, books, and content from the Arab press in America.

Where? Jafet Lobby-Exhibitions Area

When? November 4th till November 11th – All day

We invite you all to visit the exhibit and enjoy the University Libraries’ collections about this topic to learn more about the Arab immigration and to celebrate their successes abroad.

NOTE: This event is taking place in tandem with Dr. Linda K. Jacobs’ “Strangers in the West” book discussion hosted by the libraries on Friday, November 4th at 4:00 pm

28 Oct

Mr. Habib Nassib Hammam (BA ’66, MA ’69) continues to give to the AUB University Libraries

In Collections,Events by AUB Libraries / October 28, 2016 / 0 Comments

The Hammam family continues its legacy and continues to give to the AUB libraries, via a second consecutive donation during this year.

Dr. Lokman Meho, Director of the University Libraries, welcomed Mr. Habib Nassib Hammam (BA ’66, MA ’69), who on the morning of October 28th donated around 60 books to the University Libraries (UL), all from his personal collection. The event was held in Jafet Library and was attended by the office of development, represented by Mrs. Mariam Sabbah (Associate Director – Major Gifts), in addition to several University librarians and staff members.

The donated books are rare and very valuable, once belonging to the donor’s father, Dr. Nassib Hammam. Some have handwritten notes and are signed by prominent figures. They perfectly complement Hammam’s previous donations to the UL.

The topics of the books vary and include history of the middle east and the Arab world, medicine, poetry, social sciences and religion, in addition to various dictionaries and some academic books.

During the event, Hammam talked about his family’s “long relationship” with AUB and described AUB as his second home noting that as he travels more and more around the world, he realizes what a “big home” AUB is.

Hammam thanked the UL for giving him an “avenue to keep these material where they can do some good” adding that his donations will reserve the legacy of the Hammam family, for “if it were [his family] to leave a footprint, it would be here [at AUB]”.  Hammam implied that there are more collections and consequently more donations to come in the upcoming years as his journey with the family collection has only just began.

Dr. Meho, University Librarian, thanked Mr. Hammam for the “very valuable collection that will benefit students and researchers of the AUB community and of the region”, grateful for the trust bestowed upon the Libraries with this family treasure, and positive that the collection has found the right home.

Last August, Mr. Hammam made a previous valuable donation of material to the UL, consisting of historical photographs of AUB students’ life, as well as the English translation of the speech of Ahmed Djemal Pasha delivered to students of the Syrian Protestant College during his visit on January 29th, 1917. The donation also included documents and photographs of events by the AUB Alumni Association- North Lebanon Chapter- in the early 1960s. For more about the collection and about the family, read here:

(Photo Credit: Youssef R. Doughan)

25 Oct

Exhibit: “In Remembrance of Constantine Zurayk”

In Collections,Events by AUB Libraries / October 25, 2016 / 0 Comments

REMINDER: The Zurayk exhibit goes on until November 4th at the Mahmoud Malhas Common Room in West Hall between 9:00am and 5:00p.m.


The AUB Libraries is pleased to announce the receipt of the Constantine Zurayk Archive, a collection of papers, letters, documents, photos, etc. related to the late Dr. Constantine Zurayk, which was generously donated by his family. The massive and valuable Archive—some 19 feet– is a true testimony to Dr. Zurayk’s contribution to Arab societies, his sustained efforts at educational institutions building in the Arab world, his commitment to many causes and concerns of centrality to Arab societies, and his great influence on an entire generation of Arabs. The Collection is a true gem, and  a much valued addition to the Libraries’ Collections, one that will make a serious dent in documenting our modern Arab history.

The announcement of the receipt of the Archive is conjoined with a one-day seminar, “In Remembrance of Constantine Zurayk”, October, 31st,  which will feature many world class speakers, as detailed below. It will also feature an accompanying exhibit of the archival collection, between October 31st and November 4th, at the Mahmoud Malhas Common Room, West Hall, which will showcase select items from the Zurayk Archive.

For more information about the program please click on the following link:

21 Oct

Book Discussion “Strangers in the West: The Syrian Colony of New York City, 1880-1900”

In Events,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / October 21, 2016 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries is holding a book discussion by the distinguished author and former AUB trustee, Dr. Linda K. Jacobs about her renown book and bestseller

Strangers in the West: The Syrian Colony of New York City, 1880-1900

The event will take place on Friday, November 4th, 2016 at Jafet Library,  followed by a book signing.

The book traces the beginnings of the Syrian immigration and settlement in New York City, namely around Washington Square on the lower west side of Manhattan and is thoroughly and expansively researched, based on a variety of sources including local newspapers, church records, city directories, private archives and photo collections and other documents to conceptualize the mergence and development of this distinctive community.

About the Author

Linda K. Jacobs is a New York-based scholar and author. She holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Archaeology/Anthropology and spent many years working on archaeological excavations and economic development projects in the Middle East. She is the author of Digging In: An American Archaeologist Uncovers the Real Iran (2012) and a series of articles about the nineteenth-century Syrian colony in New York. Dr. Jacobs is committed to promoting Middle Eastern culture and knowledge in the United States, founding KalimahPress in 2011, establishing the Violet Jabara Charitable Trust, and sitting on the boards of the Near East Foundation and the Moise Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies. She has also served on the board of the American University of Beirut. All four of her grandparents were members of the New York Syrian Colony

For more about the book, kindly go to

19 Oct

Re-run: Lecture Series – Workshop1 “Joining a Scholarly Conversation”

In Events,Workshops by AUB Libraries / October 19, 2016 / 0 Comments

 The Graduate Council, the University Libraries, the University Writing Center and the Accessible Education Office at AUB invite you to

a Re-run of the Lecture Series – Workshop #1

“Joining a Scholarly Conversation”

 Joining a Scholarly Conversation (introduction of series and literature review)

  • Understanding the writing thesis process
  • Accessing education and thesis process
  • Imagining a literature review
  • Making full use of the library


Thursday, October 20, 2016

11:00 am – 12:15 pm


Auditorium B1- College Hall

To register follow this link:

For further details please call ext. 2621/2629 or e-mail:

30 Sep

UL at the “AUB Innovation Day 2016”: Play, share ideas and win

In Events,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / September 30, 2016 / 0 Comments

As a participant in the “AUB Innovation Day 2016” which will be held on October 5th around West Hall, the University Libraries invites students to participate in the “Libraryopoly Game” to share their ideas and suggestions and to enter a draw to win a power bank, in addition to direct prizes, including vouchers and other giveaway material.

Student participation and interaction will allow the libraries to hear students’ perspective and to share and discuss ideas related to the libraries and their services.

The “AUB Innovation Day” is a yearly event organized by the Center for Research and Innovation (and Entrepreneurship). The event aims to celebrate innovation in different fields by creatively engaging the AUB community in educational, interactive activities and rewarding competitions while introducing the concepts of innovation management and entrepreneurship. It also highlights the resources supporting innovative projects at AUB. For more information, see the event on Facebook.

Date: October 5th 2016- AUB Innovation Day

Place: Outside West Hall

Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Hope to see you all there!



30 Sep

Highlight: Online Video Collections at the University Libraries

In Collections,Events by AUB Libraries / September 30, 2016 / 0 Comments

On September 22 and during the University Libraries Open Day Annual event the libraries’ introduced its growing online video collection during a presentation in Jafet Library’s Antoun Ghattas Karam e-classroom.

Since 2014, the University Libraries has been acquiring online video databases through subscription so as to meet the increasing demand for multimedia resources for teaching, research and publishing purposes. Tens of thousands of videos across many disciplines are now available for AUB students and faculty members.

Videos are available using video streaming technology such that video streams are viewed from the internet browser and don’t require a player software. They are viewed in real time and do not need to be downloaded as an entire file.

The core of the UL streaming video resources consists of four main collections:

  • Academic Video Online: Premium a multidisciplinary collection of videos that touches on the curriculum needs of virtually every department at AUB
  • Sage Knowledge a series of online collections developed in partnership with leading academics, societies and practitioners, to deliver cutting-edge pedagogical collections mapped to disciplinary curricular needs within the social sciences
  • Business Education in Video features executive interviews, corporate training videos, case studies, “How To” features and documentary films that focus on all aspects of the global business environment
  • Business Education Complete Online (BECO) which includes textbooks, book chapters, cases, corporate training videos, sample business documents, executive-oriented research reports and more. One of its featured video collections, entitledFilmakers Library Onlineprovides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.

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