Jamal Tabbara


Beirut – LEBANON

E-Mail: tabbarajm@hcu.edu.lb

Mobile +9613-621472                      Office: 05-601386-90-Ext. 434 or 435


University of London/UCL; London, United Kingdom (1987)

Masters Degree; Library and Information Sciences
                 Major: Personnel Management and Staff Training
                 Minor: Library Automation    

University of London/UCL; London, United Kingdom (1985)
Post graduate Diploma; Library and Information Sciences

The Lebanese University; Beirut, Lebanon (1983)
Bachelors Degree; Information and documentation Sciences

Instructor, The Lebanese University, Faculty of Information & Documentation - Part I

Lebanon ( October 2005 till now )
Teaching “Information retrieval” & “Library resources”, & “Library services” courses for first and second Year students.

Chief Librarian, Hariri Canadian University / HCU; Mechref, Lebanon (September 2001-till Now)
It is a new Library, supervising staff, putting plans to increase the library collection, and to help finding sources for students

Head Librarian, Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research/ ECSSR; Abu Dhabi, UAE (January 1999-August 2001)
Supervising 12 Member of Staff working in (Acquisition, Cataloguing, Circulation, Periodicals & Reports, CD-Rom Maps) answering queries and finding literature for researchers.

Head Distribution Department, Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research; Abu Dhabi, UAE (June 1997-December1998)
Responsible for Distributing the ECSSR Publications in Europe and The USA

 Senior Librarian, Kashkool Bookstore; London, United Kingdom (1989-1997)
. Head of the Arabic section; staff Supervisor; managed customer relations; invoicing controller; answered general queries of a technical nature regarding books; ordered titles from publishers and dealers
Consultant, Ministry of finance and petroleum in Qatar, Eurabia Communications LTD; London (1985-1988)
. Consultant Librarian for preparing a reference library; supervised four staff members; checked books against order forms; catalogued and classified all Arabic books; produced author-title and subject files; used Dewey decimal classification, AACR2, UK Marc and Library of Congress subject headings. (1985-1988)
. Researched public records library for a historic project about the Gulf. (June 1995- October 1995)

Acquisition Librarian, The Lebanese University, Faculty of Information and Documentation Library (February 1978- August 1984)
Head of acquisition department, responsible for all books, periodical and equipment orders.


Presented papers and attended library conferences in the following countries:
 Dublin, Ireland, 1985, Chesterbeauty Library
 Madrid, Spain, 1986, Biblioteca Islamica
 Hammamat, Tunisia, 1987, International Cultural Center in Hammamat
 Paris, France, 1988, Institute Du Monde Arabe
 Durham, United Kingdom, 1989, Durham University Library
,United Kingdom, 1996, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, SOAS Library
 Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2000,Special library Association- Gulf Chapter, Hilton Hotel – Abu Dhabi
 Beirut, Lebanon, September 2001, IX Sommet De La Francophonie, , Ecole Superier des Affaires /ESA 

Member of the British Library Association 1984- 1990
Member of MELCOM International, Middle Eastern Librarian Committee Since 1985
Member of MELCOM-UK Since 1991
Member of the Lebanese Library Associations,1981
Member of the Lebanese Graduates Of Britain March 1995
Member of The Special Library Association- The Gulf Chapter Since 2000
Member of The Arab Federation For Library & Information / AFLI Since September 2001
Board Member of the Lebanese Library Association / LLA April 2008
Citizenship:              Lebanon and United Kingdom

Computer:                Microsoft Word, Word perfect, Excel

Languages:             Arabic- Native; English- Fluent