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Major responsibilities

  • Provides leadership and direction for the Acquisitions Department.
  • Oversees the overall functioning of the department (including ordering, receiving, invoice processing, approval, and materials processing).
  • Assists Faculty members in the selection of titles and contributes to the Collection Development.
  • Assisting faculty members in the selection of titles.
  • Acquires materials from individuals or organizations that have special books or collections for exchange, donations, or loan.
  • Communicates with vendors about delivery dates and discount rates on acquisitions.
  • Assists the Library Director with development of new policies, procedures, and operational processes, the preparation of reports, and the introduction of new technologies.

Professional Experience

  • Senior Acquisitions Librarian, Oct. 2012-
  • Head of Acquisitions Department 1993-2012
  • Senior Cataloguer, 1992-1995
  • Technical Services Coordinator, 1989-1992
  • Cataloguer, 1987-1989


  • M.Sc. in Economic Management of Library and Information Services, University of Wales/Aberystwyth - Department of Information and Library Studies,2002.
  • B.A. in Library and Information Science, Lebanese University, Faculty of Information and Documentation, Beirut, Lebanon 1987.

Conferences and workshops attended

  • Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities, 79th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Singapore, August 2013.
  • The Changing Face of Libraries: Inspiration, Transformation and Innovation, LLA, Beirut, April 2012
  • Knowledge Assets Management Services, LLA and Arabian Advanced Systems, Beirut, June 2011
  • e-Content: Collecting, Managing, Promoting, Teaching, AMICAL 8th annual meeting & conference, Beirut, April 2011
  • المكتبة الرقمية العربية , AFLI conference,  Beirut, October 2010
  • Web archiving: Practical applications, AFLI, Beirut, April 2010
  • Reading in Digital age, LLA, UNESCO Palace, April 2010
  • The GLAM sector: Finding common ground for shared opportunities, LLA, Beirut, February 2010
  • Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports, The Thomson Reuters and Levant Distributors, Beirut, November 2009
  • Strategic, Methodological and Practical Issues for Digital Library Development in the Arab States, IFLA/ASIA and Oceania Section & LLA, Beirut, April 2009
  • ALA “American Library Association’s 2008 Annual Conference and Exhibition”, Anaheim, California, June, 2008
  • إدارة المعلومات في البيئة الرقمية، المعارف والكفاءات والجودة , , AFLI, Beirut, Oct./Nov. 2002

Memberships and offices held

  • Lebanese Library Association (LLA), 2001-
  • American Library Association (ALA), 2007-
  • Member of the Web committee, 2014-
  • Member of the Assessment Committee, 2014-

Contact info


Gihade El Azze Costantine
Senior Acquisitions Librarian

Lebanese American University
Byblos Campus Library
Science Building, fl. 2
Ext: 2279