Aida Naaman

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Personal information

Title: 
Librarian

Contact information (private)

Address: 
Qalaa Bldg., Khalid Shehab Str. (off Sadat Str.), Chouran, Ras-Beirut
City: 
Beirut
Country: 
Lebanon
Landline: 
961 1 865578
Personal email address: 
anaaman@lau.edu.lb

Contact information (work)

Organization/Institution: 
Lebanese American University
Postbox: 
13 - 5053
Landline: 
961 1 786456
Fax: 
961 1 867098
Work email address: 
anaaman@lau.edu.lb

Education

Master's degree (MLS) (terminal degree as stipulated by the American Library Association), 1970, University of Minnesota, United States of America.
Bachelor degree, Arabic Literature and Language, 1960, Beirut University College (Lebanese American University), Lebanon.

Areas of Expertise

Library Management
Arabic Literature and Language
Languages: 
Arabic
English

Work history

Director of the Library, 1988 - 2008, Lebanese American University.

Assistant Professor, 1980 - 1988, Faculty of Documentation and Librarianship, Lebanese University.

Director of Engineering and Architecture Library, 1976 - 1980, American University of Beirut.

Head of Cataloguing of Oriental Languages, 1970 - 1975, Jafet Library, American University of Beirut.

Cataloguer of Arabic Books, 1960 - 1968, Beirut University College (Lebanese American University).

Honorary office and memberships

President of the Lebanese Board on Books for Young People (LBBY), 2008 - present.

Member of the National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW) and Chair of the Documentation and Research Committee, 2007 - present.

Chair of the Steering Committee of the E-Portal of Lebanese Women - National Commission for Lebanese, 2007 - present.

Member of the Committee for the Revival of the National Library, 2006 - present.

President of the Lebanese Libraries Associations, 1998 - 2005.

Member of the executive committee of the Lebanese Libraries Associations, 1991 - 1988.

Productions

Publications highlights: 

Naaman, A. (2009). 'Antar al-ashqar [Antar the blond] (Children's book). Beirut: Asala for Publishing and Distribution.

Naaman, A. (2005). Ashate' assirri [The secret shore] (Children's book). Beirut: Asala for Publishing and Distribution.

Naaman, A. (2003). Asafir al-karaz [Cherry birds] (Children's book). Beirut: Asala for Publishing and Distribution.

Naaman, A. (1973). al-tajhiz al-ilmi wa al-teknology li qita' al-maktabat wa attawthiq
[Scientific and techonological equipping of the libraries and documentation sector in Lebanon]. Beirut: Lebanese Libraries Association.

Awards and Distinctions

Honor List, International Board on Books for Young People, 2005, for the children's book Ashate' assirri [The secret shore].

Full Scholarship, University of Minnesota, 1969 - 1970, for High Academic Achievment.