Archive for March, 2016

31 Mar

Library Happy Challenge!

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AUB University Libraries is organizing a challenge where groups of students will compete and come up with creative and innovative ideas to improve services and features of the library.

Participants with the most creative ideas, voted by both the participants and the library staff members will win valuable prizes.

Snacks will be served and Prizes are available!

When: April 7, 2016 from 10:00am to 12:00noon
Where: Jafet Library e-Classroom

A big thank you to our Sponsors
AUB bookstore
AUBMC Food Services Department

22 Mar

University Libraries Opening hours during the Easter Vacation

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University Libraries wish you all a Happy Easter and happy holidays!

Please click on the image below for our opening hours during the holidays.


Happy Easter – AUB Libraries

09 Mar

Inauguration of Zaki Nassif Exhibition

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AUB Libraries is pleased to invite you to the Inauguration of Zaki Nassif Exhibition.

This year marks the centennial of Zaki Nassif  and 150 years of the American University of Beirut.

The University Libraries is organizing jointly with Zaki Nassif Program for Music an Exhibition for Zaki Nassif . The Exhibition will focus on his lifetime of creativity and dedication to music and will illustrate his achievements during 50 years.

The Exhibition will show rare photos for Zaki and his family, his friends, and his teachers. It will also show the notations and lyrics by his own hands in addition to a large collection of shields and decorations.

An on-line Exhibition will be featured soon under the name “The March to Excellence in Music of Zaki Nassif” “المسيرة نحو الإبداع في الموسيقى لدى زكي ناصيف”

Where: Jafet Library Lobby.
When: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 6:00 pm.

The Exhibition will continue till Saturday, March 19, 2016.

07 Mar

Book Discussion on the Origins of Language Inscriptions in the Mashriqian.

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AUB University Libraries and the Lebanese Library Association cordially invite you to a book discussion on the origins of language inscriptions in the Mashriqian.

 Prof. Albert Naccache, the author of the book A Stroll through the Garden of our Linguistic Heritage” published in Arabic  مشوار في حديقة تراثنا اللغويّ” ” will present and discuss his book with the audience.

Author: Albert Naccache is a holder of a MSc in Neurophysiology from AUB in 1972 and a PhD in the “Long-time Span History of the Mashriq” from UC Berkeley in 1985

Book:   نقاش، البر فريد هنري . مشوار في حديقة تراثنا اللغويّ   بيروت: منشورات صنوبر بيروت ، 2015

As per the author’s description, the manuscript of the book was written in 1994, thanks in large part to the resources of Jafet Library, which the author nearly inhabited in these pre-internet times. The book, in the first place, is a stroll through Mashriqian (a term which according to the author should be used instead of the tendentious “Semitic”) epigraphy, from early Arabic inscriptions of the 7th Century AD, through Nabatean, Tadmorean, Hatraean, Cananean, South Arabian, Ugaritic, Old Babylonian, and finally Old Akkadian inscriptions of the 23rd Century BC.It is also a presentation of a rigorous method of transliterating, transcribing, and translating all Mashriqian epigraphy in Arabic script and language. And last, but not least, it is an attempt at asking some fundamental questions about the relationship between these various linguistic instances, questions that should help the modern people of the Arab Mashriq relate to their cultural and linguistic heritage.

Presentation is in English with examples in Arabic

Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016
Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Location: American University of Beirut
AUB Libraries: Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI)
Presenter: Dr. Albert Naccache