Cendrella S. Habre

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Personal information

Title: 
University Librarian

Contact information (private)

Address: 
Mar Roukouz Str., Bldg. #286 – 3rd fl.
Landline: 
961 5 950216
Mobile phone: 
961 3 837225

Contact information (work)

Organization/Institution: 
Lebanese American University
Department: 
LAU Libraries
Postal code: 
13-5053
Landline: 
961 1 786456 ext. 1385
Fax: 
961 1 867098
Work email address: 
chabre@lau.edu.lb

Social Media

Twitter: 
@cendrellahabre
Skype: 
cendrella.habre

Education

Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA), 2014, Lebanese American University, Lebanon.
Master's degree, Library and Information Science, 1987, Pratt Institute, United States of America.
Bachelor of Science, Library Science, 1983, Lebanese University. School of Information and Documentation, Lebanon.

Areas of Expertise

Library Management and Administration
Library Automation
Marketing
Languages: 
Arabic
English
French

Work history

University Librarian, 2012-present, Lebanese American University.

Director, 2008 – 2012, Riyad Nassar Library, Lebanese American University.

Systems Librarian, 1998 – 2008, Beirut and Byblos Libraries, Lebanese American University.

Automation Librarian, 1993 – 1998, Jafet Library, American University of Beirut.

Information Specialist, 1987 – 1993, American Insurance Services Group, Inc., United States of America.

Assistant Librarian, 1986, First Boston Corp, United States of America.

Cataloger, 1985 – 1986, Brooklyn Public Library, United States of America.

Honorary office and memberships

OCLC delegate in the Global Council and member of the Europe, Middle East and Africa [EMEA] Regional Council, 2012-present.

Member of the Lebanese Library Association, 1993–present.

Member of the Free Access to Information and Freedom Expression Committee,
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), 1995.

Member of the Special Library Association, 1987–1993.

Productions

Major achievements: 
  • A presentation during the IFLA Annual Conference in Boston (USA), IFLA in Jerusalem: Information for cooperation - Creating the global library for the future, 2001.
  • A presentation titled ZPortal: LAU case study, Lebanese Library Association meeting, 2006.
  • A presentation on planning for library automation, Lebanese Library Association meeting, 2005.