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Major responsibilities

  • Head of the Acquisitions Department, Riyad Nassar Library.
  • Monitoring the expenditure of monographic budget within established deadlines.
  • Developing and implementing policies and procedures.
  • Communicating with faculty members to select titles and resources that help support the curriculum, research and other needs of the university.

Previous positions

  • 2006‐2008: Instructor, “Learning Resources Techniques” course, LAU, Beirut.
  • 1982‐2005: Head–Acquisitions, Beirut Library, LAU.
  • 1982‐1995: Head–Acquisitions and Serials, Beirut Library, LAU.
  • 1979‐1982: Secretary, Beirut Library, LAU.


  • M.Sc. Econ., Masters in Management of Library and Information Services, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, England (2005).
  • B.A., Library and Information Science, Lebanese American University, Beirut (1999).
  • A.A., Library Science, Beirut University College, Beirut (1992).

Presentations and Publications

  • “Continuing Professional Development for Lebanese Academic Librarians”, 2005. Unpublished M.Sc. thesis. University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Memberships and offices held

  • Lebanese Library Association (LLA), Member, 1990‐Present.
  • Arab Federation for Libraries and Information (AFLI), Member, 1999‐Present.
  • International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Member, 2002.
  • American Library Association (ALA), Member, 2006.
  • OLIB User Group, Member, 2000‐Present
  • Member of the LAU “Interim Staff Committee”, 2006.
  • Member of the AMICAL “Committee on E‐Book Resources”, 2005.

Contact info

Aida Hajjar
Senior Acquisitions Librarian

RNL, level 10
Ext: 1212