Call For Papers: Extended deadline dates for submission of abstracts for LLA 6th Conference 18 February 2024

Libraries are custodians of knowledge. They safeguard cultural heritage and the memories of countries. The digitization of a huge number of documents, including intangible heritage, is proceeding at an unparalleled pace, benefiting mainly local communities, due to the abundance of information to discover on the Internet. Lebanese Library Association (LLA),...

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Conference of the Lebanese Library Association (LLA) In partnership with Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and International Federation for Library Associations (IFLA/MENA) and (IFLA/MLAS) : Libraries and the Digital Preservation of Cultural Heritage 6th Conference, 14-17 May 2024 Beirut- Lebanon

Conference Theme: Libraries are considered custodians of knowledge, as they contain treasures of cultural heritage related to each country. The digitization of a huge number of documents, including intangible heritage, is proceeding at an unparalleled pace, which is considered extremely important for the world in general and for local communities...

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Spotlight Series: Specialized Libraries and Information Center

Speakers: Ms. Elsa Zakhia, Library Director, Institut français du Proche-Orient (IFPO), Ms. Rita Maalouf, Director, Arab Educational Information Network (Shamaa), Dr. Mohammad Bakleh, Chief Librarian, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA(, Ms. Hala Zein Al Abidine, Library Director, Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS) & Mr. Ibrahim...

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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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