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Major responsibilities

  • Coordinating the development, implementation, operation and maintenance of the library systems automated services.
  • Overseeing library growth and demands by implementing new systems, adding new computers, expanding the information commons area to cover student needs.
  • Delivering responsive services rapidly and effectively to meet the needs of library users and staff.
  • Providing training associated with the introduction of new technologies.
  • Participating in library‐wide planning and policy development.
  • Acting as liaison between the Library and the IT department.

Previous positions

  • 2009‐2011: Systems Librarian, LAU Libraries.
  • 2008-2009: Assistant Systems Librarian, LAU Libraries.
  • 2006‐2009: Library Computer Center Supervisor, LAU Libraries.
  • 2003‐2006: Desktop Support, LAU Libraries.

Education

  • Executive Masters in Business Administration, Lebanese American University (2015).
  • M.S., Computer Science, Lebanese American University (2001).
  • B.S., Computer Science, Lebanese American University (1998).
  • CCNA1, Oracle 10g Developer, MCSE training courses.

Conferences and workshops attended

  • Educause Institute Management Program, Palm Beach, 2013.
  • Educause Annual Conference, Philadelphia, 2011.
  • AMICAL Annual Conferences.

Contact info

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Omar Farhoud
Library Information Systems Manager

RNL, level 11
Ext: 1483
ofarhoud@lau.edu.lb