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Nina Ghannam

Assistant to the Head of Medical Librarian
American University of Beirut

I joined AUB libraries in 2002 and started my career path in different Library departments where I gained a broad experience in different fields from cataloging, Acquisition, Reference, before being the Quality Assurance and Control Supervisor in Digital Initiatives and Preservation Services.

I attended several workshops abroad to develop my digitization and OCR expertise at Brill publisher (Leiden) in 2014, New York University (USA) 2015 and attended Digital Humanities conference in Leipzig (Germany) in 2017. During Digital Humanities Institute Workshop in Beirut in 2017, I provided a two days’ workshop to introduce “Optical Character Recognition for Arabic”. I was previously involved in several Digital Preservation projects at Jafet Library. Recently, I did a presentation in the 45 Turkish national day (2019) which was held in Istanbul KOC University about Digitization and Best Practices.

Now, I work as Assistant to the Head of Medical Librarian, I administer the system and control mechanisms of the activities and tasks to ensure that good standards are achieved in the Reference, circulation, and collection areas and train Subordinates when needed. I manage the collection and all Medical Library holdings. I am responsible for cleaning out all the collection from books serial and Audios. In addition, to assisting the Head in all Reference services or any other projects assigned.

Interests: Collection, Reference, Digitization, and Library development


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