You will be missed

It is with deep sadness that we inform you about the passing of Ms. Lilian Vitale. Ms. Vitale was an active member of the Lebanese Library Association for many years. Born on January 22, 1934 1959: BA degree from Beirut College for Women 1960 – 1962: Assistant Librarian at the...

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Spotlight on Libraries: Public Libraries

Speakers: Dr. Patricia Rahme, Libraries Coordinator at Assabil, Beirut Municipal Public Libraries Ms. Mona Arbid, Director, Centre de Lecture et d’Animation Culturelle (C.L.A.C.)-Haret Hreik Ms. Joelle El Hage Obeid, Centre de Lecture et d’Animation Culturelle (C.L.A.C.)-Amioun Summary: Presentations from three public librarians from different regions in Lebanon. The speakers presented...

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Condolences

It is with deep sadness that we inform you about the passing of Mrs. Aida Naaman. Mrs. Naaman served as President of the Lebanese Library Association for four terms between 1995 – 2005 and played an important role in the success of the Association. Our hearts go out to her...

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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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