Who Is She

Cendrella S. Habre
Areas of expertise: 

Personal information

University Librarian
Cendrella S. Habre

Contact information / Private

Mar Roukouz Str., Bldg. #286 – 3rd fl.
961 5 950216
961 3 837225

Contact information / Work

Lebanese American University
LAU Libraries
786456 1 961 مقسم 1385
961 1 867098

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  • 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
  • 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

  • IFLA Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania member representing the Middle East area, 2017-present
  • 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.


Major achievements: 
  • Habre, C., and, Kammourié, H. (2018). Redesigning Spaces for Effective Learning: Challenges Facing Riyad Nassar Library in Meeting Users' Perceptions and Expectations. Journal of Library Administration 
  • 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.