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Imad Bachir

Dean of Libraries
American University of Iraq – Baghdad

I obtained my B.A. in Library and Information Studies from the Lebanese University in 1985. Afterwards, I joined the University of London and received my master’s degree in 1989 and my Ph.D. degree in 1995. I worked for Al-Hayat Arabic daily Newspaper in London as Research Editor from 1988 until 1999. Commenced university teaching at the Lebanese University in 1996. I was appointed director of the Faculty of Information at the Lebanese University for two rounds from 2002 until 2007 and from 2018 until 2021. In between, I assumed the position of Director of Libraries at Qatar University form 2012 until 2017. Since January 2019 I became a member of the Scientific Council of the Higher Institute of Doctoral Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences in the Lebanese University. From April 2021 until present, I am the Dean of Libraries at the American University of Iraq-Baghdad (AUIB). In addition, I am currently the professor of Library and Information Studies at the Lebanese University and the Chair of the MENA Regional Division Committee at IFLA since September 2021.


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