Archive for September, 2016

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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29 Sep

Online Exhibit: Comics: A very serious Matter- Comics in the Curriculum

In Collections,Events,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / September 29, 2016 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections Department, in collaboration with the Sawwaf Comics Initiative at AUB, launches an online exhibit, entitledComics: A very serious Matter; Comics in the Curriculum”.

The online exhibit showcases the AUB Libraries’ rich comics collection, and highlights  the great potential and ability that comics have to capture the “pulse of the time”, to support liberal arts curricula at academic institutions by shedding light on many questions, concepts, ideas, historical periods, social and economic issues, power relations, etc. across disciplines: comics and classics; comics and politics; comics and literature; comics and history; comics and gender; comics and urbanism; comics and architecture, etc. Through comics, a plethora of subjects and perspectives opens up to educators and students alike, in a novel, engaging, contextual and meaningful manner.

This exhibit focuses on some of these questions from the perspective of Arab comics, digging into the wealth of material afforded to us through our growing University Libraries’ Comics collection, hoping to open up a realm of discovery onto worlds of comics to be enjoyed and to be taken very seriously!

Exhibit Curators: Kaoukab Chebaro and Hana Sleiman.

Acknowledgements: Many thanks go to the Mu’taz and Rada Sawwaf Arabic Comics Initiative for supporting the physical exhibit and the development of our AUB Library comics collection, on which this exhibit is based.

Special thanks go to Ghofran Akil for the long hours she put in the design products, to Sara Jawad for her support in design, to Yasmine Younes for her background research, patience and support; and most of all, to Lina Ghaibeh for her relentless hard work and unwavering support throughout the planning and realization of the exhibit, for her leadership with the Comics Initiative at AUB, and for her contagious enthusiasm and passion for Arab comics!

Click here to read about the initial exhibition that was held in West Hall last spring.

24 Sep

AUB community members enjoy and win at the Library Open Day 2016

In Events,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / September 24, 2016 / 0 Comments

Students, staff and faculty members crowded the Nami Jafet Memorial Library lobby on September 22nd to learn about the library services and meet library staff members in a fun and competitive atmosphere during the annual Library Open Day.

Prizes included: 3 mini iPads, 10 power banks, 8 prepaid cards worth LBP 200,000 each, in addition to more than 100 books and many vouchers (offering trips inside Lebanon). The library also distributed more than 4,000 giveaway material and a generous number of snacks, all courtesy of the event sponsors.

The event featured many games and competitions:

  • Escape the Library: a group of four students were locked in a room and had to find clues and solve riddles to escape the room in less than 20 minutes
  • Libraryopoly: a fun human-sized monopoly game
  • A competition by the Center for Research and Innovation at AUB asking students to re-imagine and redesign their classrooms
  • Mask the Task Game by BLOM Shabeb
  • A Bookemon game: students had to find Pokémons inside the stacks to win books
  • A Quick questions game with truth or dare challenges
  • A Hangman game:2 groups of 5 students would compete and the winning team members had to then solve a puzzle as fast as possible
  • An archives quick questions game at the Archives and Special Collections department
  • New UL Instagram followers entered a draw to win as well

The UL would like to extend its sincere gratitude to the sponsors and partners, without whom the event could not have happened.

The sponsors of this event were: Levant Distributers, TechKnowledge, EBSCO, Elsevier, Thomson Reuters, Oxford University Press, Proquest, SAGE, GALE, Wiley, Wolters Kluwer, Taylor and Francis, Emerald, BLOM Shabeb, Benetton and Gandour.

Other partners included: Footprints Nature Club, Springer, World Scientific, Brill, Advanced Construction Technology Services, De Gruyter, JStor, Cambridge, Nature and Naseej.

To know more about the event and to see the photos, please check our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter,  Instagram. Hashtag: #LibOD16

Below is the list of winners:

  • Escape the Library: fastest team won 4 prepaid cards worth LBP200,000 from BLOM Shabeb- Group 6 was the winner and the team members are: Yara Slim, Nadim Hakim, Ghida Shehabeddine and Ingrid Ziade
  • Libraryopoly: iPad: Khalil Baydoun ;Power Bank: Hala Al-Mohamad
  • Quick Questions: iPad: Hassan Chamseddine ; Power Bank: Line Hachem
  • HangMan Game: iPad: Sara Al-Hassan
  • Mask The Task Game by BLOM Shabeb: 4 prepaid cards worth LBP200,000 each: Hassan Chamseddine, Sirine Andari, Mireille Khater, Saleem Mahmoud Halablab
  • Archives game: 2 power banks: Ibrahim Al-Assaad and Jad Anouti
  • Center for Research and Innovation- Redesign your classroom: 2 power banks: Hiba Hoteit and Aya Hariri
  • UL Instagram draw: power bank: Gaby Abdul Nour

Looking forward to seeing you at the UL Open Day in 2017!

Read more news about the event:

-AUB Website:

-Outlook Newspaper:

19 Sep

Escape the Library at the AUB Library Open Day 2016

In Events,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / September 19, 2016 / 0 Comments

Our Library systems have gone mad!


A group of students have been locked in the library during the Library Open Day and need to escape. Look for clues and solve the riddles to escape the library…

Gather a group of 4 students and reserve your spot – places are limited.

Caution: you only have 20 minutes to escape!

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016 during the Library Open Day 2016

Time: Select your preferred time slot below. Make sure to arrive 10 minutes ahead of time.

Place*: Jafet Library- Seniors’ Study Room (facing the Antoun Ghattas Karam e-Classroom)

For more information, email us on

*Please note that the Seniors’ Study Room (facing the e-classroom) will be closed on the afternoon of September 20th and all day on September 21st and 22nd. Sorry for the inconvenience. Join the fun! 

16 Sep

Save the Date: Library Open Day 2016 on Sept.22

In Events by AUB Libraries / September 16, 2016 / 0 Comments

Dear AUB Community,

We are glad to announce that the AUB Library Open Day 2016 will be held on September 22nd  in Jafet Library from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Save the date and get ready for fun games and competitions, as well as many valuable prizes and gifts. Prizes include iPads, PowerBanks, Prepaid cards worth 250,000 LBP and many other gifts, as well as snacks!

Game Schedule
Libraryopoly – Jafet Lobby 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Escape the Library – Seniors’ Study Room (Places are limited) 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Book-e-Mon – Jafet Lobby 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Hang Man Game – Jafet Lobby 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Archives and Special Collections Game – ASC Department 10:00 am-4:00 pm
BLOM Shabeb Mask the Task game – Jafet Lobby 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Redesign Your Classroom Experience – Center for Research and Innovation – Jafet Court Yard 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Quick Questions Game- Jafet Lobby 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Draws, speech and winners’ announcement – Jafet Lobby 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

We will be announcing the event details throughout the week so stay tuned to our social media channels.#LibOD16

For more details about the event contact us on extensions 2620 or 2659 or by email via

AUB Libraries

15 Sep

150 years of collecting at the AUB Libraries

In Collections,Library Staff,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / September 15, 2016 / 0 Comments

On the occasion of AUB’s 150th anniversary, Al-Ahram (Cairo) reports on the wealth and depth of the AUB Libraries’ collections and interviews some of its Librarians.

Read the full article here:

08 Sep

Eid Al-Adha Opening Hours

In News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / September 8, 2016 / 0 Comments

Dear AUB Libraries Users,

Below is the schedule of the AUB Libraries during Eid Al Adha:

Jafet – Science and Engineering Libraries

Monday, September 12, 2016: Closed

Tuesday, September 13, 2016: Closed

Saab Medical Library

Monday, September 12, 2016: Closed

Tuesday, September 13, 21016: open 12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight

Happy Eid!