Seminar: Blue Shield Protecting Cultural Heritage in Disasters and Crisis

Speaker: Randa Al Chidiac, Vice-President, LLA Summary: The speaker introduced Blue Shield International (BSI), its mission, history, ethical principles, and coverage. She then went on to present an overview of the Lebanese Committee of Blue Shield, its achievements, and projects, especially on its swift action after the disaster of August 4, 2020.  ...

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Resources Sharing in Times of Crisis

Speakers: Carla Chalhoub, Head of Access Services, American University of Beirut Ibrahim Farah, Public Services Librarian, University of Balamand Summary: The speakers discussed the state of libraries during the COVID-19 lockdown and the emerging role of resource sharing new initiatives such as RSCVD and their impact on users. The presenters...

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