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Major responsibilities

  • Head of Cataloging & Meta Data Department, LAU, Byblos Campus.
  • Responsible for overseeing the library’s cataloging system OLIB/OPAC for its collection of books, serial publications, documents, audiovisual, and other non-book materials.
  • Plan and execute projects like weeding the collection, binding, discarding, processing into the OLIB catalog system for both libraries, Byblos and Health Medical Sciences.
  • Maintain knowledge of current trends in professional cataloging rules and standards.
  • Review the existing cataloging workflow and recommend improvements.
  • Implement best practices for successful cataloging process. Analyze and resolve complex problems.
  • Develop library statistics and reports.
  • Manage library professionally to support timely cataloging and serializing.
  • Acts as a liaison between the library and the Business School.


  • PGd., MSc. Economics of Information And Library Sciences, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom. Dissertation with Honors. American Library Association accredited program/degrees.
  • BSc. Communications, Multimedia and Technology, Excelsior College, New York. With Honors. Regents Board of New York accredited program/degree.

Continuing Education

  • Using WebDewey And Understanding Dewey Decimal Classifications; ALA certified, February 2016.
  • Building Community Business Partnership Through Embedded Librarianship Workshop; ALA certified, March 2016.
  • Marketing Academic Libraries; ALA certified, April 2016.
  • Cataloging with RDA; ALA certified, Oct0ber 2016.
  • Understanding E-Books: All You Need to Know Now and for the Future; ALA Certified, August 2017.

Memberships and offices held

  • Lebanese Library Association,LLA, Member, 2001‐Present.
  • American International Consortium of Academic Libraries, AMICAL, Member, 2007-Present.
  • American Library Association, ALA, Member, 2015-present.
  • Lebanese American University, Vice President for the  Byblos Alumni  Chapter, 2007‐2015.

Contact info


Caline Trad
Senior Catalog & Metadata Librarian

Byblos Library
Science Building, fl. 2
Ext: 2275