Archive for May, 2017

31 May

University Libraries’ summer schedule (June 5 – August 27, 2017)

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Below is the AUB Libraries’ summer schedule from (June 5 – August 27, 2017):

 JAFET (June 5   – July 31, 2017)

Monday-Friday: 7:30 am – 11:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday: 12:00 noon – 9:00 pm

 JAFET (August 1 – August  27, 2017)

Monday-Friday: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

 ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE LIBRARIES (from June 5 – August 27, 2017)

Monday-Friday: 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

26 May

Exhibit – “Crucial Turns: A Critical Mapping of Art at AUB”

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AUB faculty, students and staff gathered on the evening of Tuesday, May 23rd at the Nami Jafet Memorial Library for the opening ceremony of a capstone exhibition curated by three AUB Art History students displaying material depicting critical turns in Art at AUB since in the foundation of the Fine Art Department since the 1950s.

The exhibit is curated by Katharine Gordon, Lama El Khatib and Nour Osseiran, all three of which are AUB students, who initiated and completed this project as part of the “Theories, Methods, and Practices of Curating” (AHIS284) seminar at AUB; a seminar that acts as a capstone for the students within the Art History major.

The course is instructed by Angela Harutyunyan, Associate Professor at the Department of Fine Arts and Art History at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, AUB, who said that the importance of this exhibit is that it is a first attempt to bring to light the rich history of art at AUB as formed by and formative of the art scene in Beirut and Lebanon at large. For the students, it is an opportunity to understand and historicize art and art history education that they themselves are undergoing.

The exhibit gives tribute to artists such as Walid Sadek, Daniele Genadry, David Kurani, Arthur Frick, and John Carswell. The material displayed include original paintings that were generously provided by the artists, in addition to photos, sketches, posters and other primary sources found at the Archives and Special Collections department at the University Libraries.

The exhibit will remain on display at the lobby at Jafet Library until Friday, June 2nd.

The curators believe that the exhibition brings together a montage of key moments and figures in and around the Art Department at AUB since its inception and throughout its tumultuous history by using archival material, which provide a general overview of what has been documented – from 1946 until today. Presenting these documents alongside contemporary art works, the curators hope to engage the audience in a critical journey of the art department at AUB.

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18 May

Exhibit: AUB 150th memorial silver coins at Jafet Library

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The Advancement Office and the University Libraries are pleased to invite you to an exhibit featuring several memorial silver coins which were issued by the Lebanese Central Bank on the occasion of AUB’s 150th anniversary.

The coins come in five distinguished shapes, and are issued in limited editions. They represent Main Gate, College Hall, Assembly Hall, The Observatory and the Green Field.

The coins will be on display next to some historical photos of the featured monuments in the lobby of Jafet Memorial Library until July 31st, 2017.

To inquire about the possibility of acquiring a coin or a set (a box of all five coins), please visit this webpage or contact the Office of Advancement at: Tel: 961-1-340176 Ext: 2530- Email: 

Click here to read AUB’s Press Release about the topic.

18 May

University Libraries schedule: May 19 – June 4, 2017

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Below is the AUB Libraries’ schedule from (May 19 – June 4, 2017):



Monday-Friday: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday: Closed



Monday-Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


National Liberation Day (May 25, 2017)

Jafet Library: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Engineering and Science Libraries: Closed

Saab Medical Library: 12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight


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02 May

Community Book Exchange Meet-up: May 2017

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The AUB University Libraries and the Neighborhood Initiative invite you to the next Community Book Exchange Meet-up

When? May 5, 2017  from 3:00 pm till 5:00 pm

Where? Jafet Library- Lobby

Be there at 4:00 pm to meet the new director of the Neighborhood Initiative,

Mrs. Mona Hallak, who will discuss upcoming projects in Ras Beirut

For more information, call 01-350 000 ext. 2620 or visit the Community Book Exchange facebook page:

Participation is simple, bring a book and take a book!

01 May

University Libraries’ Opening Hours: Reading and Exams periods (May 3 –18, 2017)

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Below is the schedule of the AUB Libraries during the Reading and Exams periods (May 3 – May 18, 2017):

On the first day of the reading period, i.e. Wednesday, May 3, 2017, Jafet Library will open at 7:00 am. On the last day of the exams period, Thursday, May 18, Jafet Library will close at 9:00 pm

Jafet Library (Reference, Reserve Reading Room, Serials Reading Room, and the Stacks on the first floor):
Monday – Sunday 24/7 (Library will not close)

Jafet Library (Archives and Special Collections Reading Room):
     Monday – Friday (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)
Saturday (Closed)
Sunday (Closed)

Engineering & ArchitectureScience and Agriculture Libraries:
Monday – Friday (7:00 am – 9:00 pm)
Saturday (8:00 am –
5:00 pm)
Sunday (Closed)

On Thursday, May 18, Engineering & ArchitectureScience and Agriculture Libraries will close at 5:00 pm

Upper stacks in Jafet Library (3rd, 4th and 5th floors) and the computer lab will close at 12:00 midnight and reopen at 7:00 a.m.

We count on your cooperation to maintain a calm and quiet atmosphere.
Good luck in your exams.

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