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Lokman I. Meho, Ph.D. University Librarian Associate Professor of Political Science February 8, 2012 AUB Libraries: New Faculty Orientation Fall 2011.

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1 Lokman I. Meho, Ph.D. University Librarian Associate Professor of Political Science February 8, 2012 AUB Libraries: New Faculty Orientation Fall 2011

2 Libraries Jafet Library (Main Library) Saab Medical Library Engineering and Architecture Library Science and Agriculture Library

3 Facts & Figures One of the largest academic/research libraries in the Arab world 1,000,000 volumes of monographs and periodicals 150,000 e-books 80,000 full-text journals & conference proceedings 250 databases Have a substantial number of local and regional journals, newspapers, and magazines going back to the late 19th century 1,400 manuscripts (some appraised as museum pieces) and a growing collection of rare books 1,800 maps and 45,000 photographs of unique/historical nature

4 Facts & Figures, cont’d Budget: one of the largest in the Arab world and larger than many peer institutions in the U.S. Staff: largest in the Arab world (ALA) 19 librarians with Master degree in library or information science (some with PhD or a second master degree – 8 vacant librarians positions) 10 assistants to the librarians 52 support staff members and over 20 student assistants

5 Opening Hours Monday-Friday:7:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Saturday:8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sunday:12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. 24/7 during the two week reading and exams periods in fall and spring semesters During the summer the main library and SML close at 8:00pm and the science and engineering libraries at 3:00pm. All libraries are closed on Sundays.

6 Services for Faculty Borrowing and renewing books Up to 100 items for a loan period of one year Online renewal Borrowing by proxy is allowed Book delivery service Recalling books Ordering new books Online form Automated tracking/notification system

7 Services for Faculty, cont’d Ordering articles and other research material Document Delivery (worldwide) and Interlibrary Loan Services (local) Ordering journals/databases Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian Identifying new acquisitions: library homepage Print Reserves: send list of book titles to Circulation Desk E-Reserves: send hard/electronic copies to Circulation Desk

8 Services for Faculty, cont’d Instruction for faculty (one-to-one) Get to know about resources relevant to your research Learn about the impact factor of a journal Know who or which papers cited your work

9 Services for Faculty, cont’d Research Guides and customized help sheets that can be integrated into your courses Library tours to learn about library facilities and departments Getting help with research at the Reference Desk Citation management software for you and your students (RefWorks) Carrels for your graduate students and research associates

10 Services for Faculty, cont’d Instruction for your students (one-to-one and group) E-Classroom Sessions are customized to suit your students’ research needs SML’s 2-credit hours course Students will have a hands-on session in using specialized resources related to their courses/research 500 sessions for 8,000 students per year

11 Technology Wireless Internet connection Four computer labs with 100 state-of-the-art PCs Networked printing and photocopying services Remote access available for the great majority of online resources Computer technicians are available in the libraries during opening hours for troubleshooting

12 Current & Future Plans Renovate the Reference Room, E-Classroom, Computer Lab in Jafet Library Secure the entire University Libraries’ collections and discontinue checking users’ bags at the exits of the libraries Acquire movable shelving system to create space for student group study Develop a new study room for graduate students (40-50 students) Redesign AUB libraries’ homepage

13 Current & Future Plans, cont’d Design and create a database for Arabic periodicals Index and digitize major Arabic newspapers, magazines, and journals Digitize the UL’s manuscripts collection Design a software to automatically collect AUB faculties’ publication data Develop a digital repository of AUB scholarly publications (AUBScholarWorks)

14 Overview of the University Libraries’ Webpage


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