20 Sep

The AUB Libraries launches its first online exhibit: “Dar al-Fata al-Arabi Publishing House and Mohieddine al-Labbad”

In Events by AUB Libraries / September 20, 2014 / 0 Comments

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The AUB Libraries is delighted to announce the launch on Wednesday September 17th, 2014, of its first online exhibit “Dar al-Fata al-Arabi Publishing House and Mohieddine al-Labbad“, which is accessible through our Library home page, and our Archives and Special Collections page . This is the first in a forthcoming series of exhibits using the web-publishing platform Omeka that allows us to showcase samples and highlights from our collections online. The viewer will get a glimpse onto the rich material held at the AUB Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections, which can be browsed and enjoyed on our premises, at the Jafet Library Archives and Special Collections Department.

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17 Sep

AUB Library Open Day 2014

In Events by AUB Libraries / September 17, 2014 / 0 Comments

More than 400 students joined the University Libraries in celebrating the third AUB Library Open Day last Tuesday on September 16th , 2014 at the Jafet Memorial Library.

The event included more than 10 competitions and games. Students played and learned about the library services and met the library staff, while having fun and competing at the same time.

Many prizes were offered to participating students thanks to the generosity of the event sponsors, including: a PlayStation4, 2 PlayStation4 games, an iPad Mini, a Samsung Tablet, an instant Camera, a Digital camera, 6 Prepaid Cards worth LBP250,000 each, 15 Selfie sticks, along with more than 100 books.

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15 Sep

AUB Libraries Chat Service

In News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / September 15, 2014 / 2 Comments

The AUB University libraries is pleased to announce the launch of its new live Chat service.

As of now, library users can chat with a librarian in real-time and get instant feedback, skipping the long phone queues and the back-and-forth trail of emails.
To use the chat service, simply click on the chat icon on the University Libraries webpage and select, according to your query, one of the following departments: Jafet, Science or Engineering to be directed to the right representative.

The chat service is available during weekdays from 8:00 am till 11:00 pm and Saturdays from 8:00 am till 5:00 pm. For times when chat is offline, users can still use all other channels to send inquiries and communicate with the Libraries.

Looking forward to chatting with you!

For  more information, please contact Jafet Reference Desk via email: jftref@aub.edu.lb or by phone: ext. 2620/2621

01 Aug

New Students’ Library Visit & Ask Me Booth (Aug 26-28)

In Events by AUB Libraries / August 1, 2014 / 0 Comments

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Stop by the University Libraries’ booth during the 3-day New Student Orientation Program at West Hall, Common Room to:

  • Meet library staff and get introduced to library resources and services
  • Participate in the University Libraries and IT Academic Core Processes and Systems (ACPS) competition to win a LeNovo “Ideatab”
  • Visit Jafet Library and take a tour to discover the Libraries’ collections, services and facilities

Date: from Tuesday , August 26 to Thursday, August 28
Place: for Ask Me Booth- West Hall, Common Room, for Tour-Jafet Memorial Library

You can find the schedule for the Library participation during the New Students Orientation here

For more details contact Jafet by email: jftref@aub.edu.lb, or by phone: ext. 2620/1, or visit our Facebook page.

22 Jul

AUB Libraries joins US libraries to create a digital library of over 100,000 Arabic volumes

In News and Announcements,Projects by AUB Libraries / July 22, 2014 / 0 Comments

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The American University of Beirut (AUB) Libraries has joined Arabic Collections Online (ACO), a five-year project funded by New York University Abu Dhabi that aims to digitize and make accessible worldwide over 100,000 volumes of Arabic content.

Along with New York University Libraries and its partners, the AUB libraries will create the Arabic Collections Online (ACO) project, a major digitization project funded by New York University Abu Dhabi, whose aim is to create a digital library of public-domain Arabic language content of over 100,000 volumes. Partners in this substantial digitization of Arabic content already include numerous prominent North American institutions, and the AUB libraries are the first ones outside the United States to join the project. The AUB University Libraries will contribute several thousand titles from their growing rich and historical Arabic collections in a variety of subjects and disciplines.

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29 Jun

Samar Mikati receives President Service Excellence Award for 2014

In Library Staff by AUB Libraries / June 29, 2014 / 1 Comment

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On May 14th, 2014, Archives Librarian, Ms. Samar Mikati, has received the President Service Excellence Award, awarded to AUB staff members who have shown continuous outstanding performance and public service, and have gone beyond the call of duty in helping AUB students, patients, and fellow colleagues and employees.

Ms. Mikati joined Jafet Memorial Library in 2001 as Library Assistant in the Archives Department. In 2004, she was awarded an AUB scholarship to pursue an MLIS degree at Simmons College. Upon her return to AUB in 2005, and until the present, she serves as the Archives Librarian at the Archives and Special Collections Department.

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01 Jun

Celebrate International Archive Days in Lebanon

In Events by AUB Libraries / June 1, 2014 / 0 Comments

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  • Roundtable Friday “Archives and Memory in Lebanon: Prospects and Challenges”
    June 6th 2014, 10 AM – 12 PM, American University of Beirut, West Hall – Bathish Auditorium.
    Panelists: Mr. Talal Makdessi (Tele Liban); Ms. Hala Bizri (National Library of Lebanon); Mr. Lokman Slim (UMAM); Ms. Mona El-Hallak (Beit Beirut); Mr. Kamal Kassar (AMAR- Foundation for Arab Music Archiving and Research); Moderated by Rima Mokaiesh (Arab Image Foundation).
  • Open Archives Day:
    Institutions open their doors on June 7, 8, 9 2014.
    All over the world, and for the second time in Lebanon, archivists join together on June 7, 8, 9 to allow the general public the chance to discover the unique heritage of these institutions. This year in Lebanon, 17 archival institutions open their doors to help us understand our past and present, offering guided tours and displaying samples from their collections.

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15 May

New e-Book Collections at University Libraries

In News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / May 15, 2014 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries have acquired the following eBook collections

  1. Access Engineering
    An engineering database from McGraw-Hill bringing together electronic books, handbooks and textbooks. In addition to that, it comprises interactive graphs and tables, instructional videos, curriculum maps, and global engineering news. Subjects covered include the following: engineering topics bio, chemical, civil, communications, electrical & electronic, energy & petroleum, environmental, industrial, mechanical, and operations management.
  2. Sage Knowledge
    A social sciences digital library containing more than 4,200 titles published by SAGE. The library includes scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles and more. SAGE eBook and eReference are available in 10 subject collections: Business & Management, Counseling, Criminology, Education, Geography, Health & Social Care, Media & Communication, Politics & International Relations, Psychology and Sociology.
01 May

Book Exhibit: Books donated by the Centre for Arab Unity Studies

In Events by AUB Libraries / May 1, 2014 / 0 Comments

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Jafet Library is organizing an exhibit of more than 400 books donated by the Centre for Arab Unity Studies, an NGO that was established to carry out “independent, scientific research into all aspects of Arab society and Arab unity”. Books cover topics such as Philosophy, Agriculture, Literature, Psychology, Sociology, Politics, Economics, and others.

When? May 1-May 31, 2014
Where? Jafet Library- Lobby

Throughout the month of May, over 100 books will be displayed every week in the lobby of Jafet Library.
All books are in Arabic and many of them were translated from English, French, Russian, Greek, Italian and German as part of the Center’s Arab Organization for Translation.

All are invited to discover this interesting collection.

For more about the Centre for Arab Unity Studies visit www.causlb.org
For more about this event contact Jafet at 2620/2621 or email jftref@aub.edu.lb