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Fawz Abdallah
fabdalla@lau.edu.lb

FAWZ S. ABDALLAH
Arbid Building 3rd Fl.
Mar Roukoz, Hazmieh
Beirut, Lebanon
Tel: 01-704349, 03-435230
fabdalla@lau.edu.lb
 
EDUCATION:

Simmons College, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Boston, MA, USA:
Doctor of Arts, Library and Information Science, May 2002.
Pratt Institute, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Brooklyn, NY, USA:
Advanced Certificate of Information and Library Studies, Spring 1994.
Master of Science, Information and Library Science, Fall 1989.
Lebanese
University, Faculty of Information Science & Documentation:
Bachelor of Science, Journalism, June 1987.

EMPLOYMENT:

Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon:
Assistant Professor - September 2005 to present:
Teach knowledge management and informatics classes in Arabic and English, collection development, library and information center services, online databases and the latest trends in the field of information and technology.

Lebanese American University, Byblos, Lebanon:
Assistant Professor/Director of Library - October 1994-March 2007:
Plan, manage, and coordinate all phases of library operations including materials selection, budgeting and finance, personnel management and strategic planning. Introduce all types of information technologies. Teach and coordinate the Learning Resources Techniques (LRT) course.               

Pratt Institute Library, Brooklyn, New York:
Assistant Professor - January 1990 - 1994:
Responsible for collection development of science, technology and business departmental monographs and other formats. Instruct patrons on the use of Pratt Catalog. Provide reference and bibliographic assistant to students, staff and faculty. Perform searches on online database services. Supervise the library during the evening hours.

City University of New York -- Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, New York:
Adjunct Lecturer - Fall 1989 - 1994:
Develop, organize, select and maintain Medgar Evers College Special Collections/Archives and record management. Provide reference and bibliographic assistant to students, faculty, staff and researchers.

City University of New York -- Bronx Community College, Bronx, New York:
Adjunct Lecturer - Spring 1992 - Spring 1994:
Provide references services to         users. Assist library patrons in developing bibliographies and finding resources related to their research activities. Teach bibliographic instruction classes, and assist users on using periodical indexes and online databases.
 
Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, New York:
Cataloger - 1988 - 1989:
Cataloging of English and Arabic material using MARC records, LC subject headings, OCLC, plus original cataloging.
 
HONORS:

Pratt Institute, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Brooklyn, New York:
Graduate Assistantship, School of Information and Library Science - Fall 1988 - Fall 1989
Mabel Bogardus Scholarship - Summer 1989 - Fall 1989

LANGUAGES:
Fluent in Arabic and English.
 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

President of the Lebanese Library Association (LLA)                                       2004-present
Member of the Information and Library Resources Accreditation Committee  2006-2007
Board member of the Lebanese Library Association (LLA)                              1994-present             
Member of the Arab Federation of Libraries and Information (AFLI)                1998-present
Member of the International Federation of Libraries and Associations (IFLA) 1991-present
Member of the American Library Association (ALA)                                            1989-present

PUBLICATIONS, LECTURES, AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:

Abdallah, Fawz S. “Training Iraqi Librarians.” Organized by Simmons College and Harvard University, Amman, Jordan, July 2005.

Abdallah, Fawz S. Lecture. “Libraries and international librarianship.” Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, USA, June 30, 2005

Abdallah, Fawz S. Interview with Mohammad Al Moula. Al-Mourakeb. April 2004: 60-61.

Abdallah, Fawz S. Service quality in the reference services of the Lebanese American University (LAU) libraries: Gap analysis. Diss. Simmons College, 2002. Ann Arbor: UMI, 2002.

Abdallah, Fawz S. Keynote speech. “Management of information in the digital environment: Knowledge, qualifications, and quality”. Organized by the Arab Federation of Libraries and Information (AFLI) and the Lebanese Library Association in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, October 29-November 1, 2002.

Abdallah, Fawz S. Keynote speech. “Development of information science and libraries programs in the Arab countries”. Organized by the International Federation of Library and Associations and Institutions (IFLA); Graduate School of Information and Documentation, Lebanese University; and the Lebanese Library Association, June 4-6, 2002.

Abdallah, Fawz S. Interview with Roset Fadel. An-Nahar. 30 October 2002:18.

Abdallah, Fawz S. Interview. Alam Al Sabah. Future TV, Beirut, Lebanon, October 2002.

Abdallah, Fawz S. Interview. Aiyoun Beirut. Orbit TV, Beirut, Lebanon, October 2002.

Abdallah, Fawz S. Keynote speech. “Indexing in French…Indexing in Arabic” within the cultural activities of the Francophone year in Lebanon. Organized by the French National Library; Lebanese Foundation of the National Library; Ministry of Culture; French Embassy in Lebanon; and the Lebanese Library Association, Sept. 28-29, 2001.

Abdallah, Fawz S. Keynote speech. “New technologies: Preservation and dissemination of knowledge”, within the cultural activities of the Francophone year in Lebanon. Organized by the Public Library for Information, Georges Pompidou, Paris; UNESCO; Ministry of Culture; French Embassy in Lebanon; and the Lebanese Library Association, June 14-16, 2001.

Abdallah, Fawz S. Lecture. “Measuring service quality in academic libraries.” LRC 21, Lebanese American University, March 2000.

Abdallah, Fawz S. “Challenges facing private academic libraries in post-civil war Lebanon.” American Library Association. Online. Internet. 1998. Available:

Abdallah, Fawz S. Lecture. “Planning for library automation in academic libraries.” Faculty of Information Science and Documentation, Lebanese University, April 1998.

SEMINARS/CONVENTIONS:
June 2006             American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, New Orleans, USA.
June 2005             American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, Chicago, USA.
June 2005             American International Consortium of Academic Libraries (AMICAL), Beirut, Lebanon.
June 2003             American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada.
May 2003               25th MELCOM International Conference, Beirut, Lebanon.
October 2002       Arab Federation of Libraries and Information (AFLI) Annual Conference, Beirut, Lebanon.
November 2001  Arab Federation of Libraries and Information (AFLI) Annual Conference, Sharjah University, UAE.
October 2001       Arab Information Club Annual Conference, Damascus, Syria.
August 2001         67th International Federation of Library and Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Council and General Conference,  
                              Boston, USA.

August 2000         Arab Federation of Libraries and Information (AFLI) Annual Conference, Cairo, Egypt.
October 1999       Arab Federation of Libraries and Information (AFLI) Annual Conference, Nabeul, Tunisia.
June 1998             American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
June 1997             American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
July 1996               American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, Javitz Center, New York, New York.
August 1995         61st International Federation of Library and Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Council and General Conference,
                              Istanbul, Turkey.

June 1995             American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
May 1994               National On-line Meeting, New York, New York.
June 1993             American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, Miami, FL.
May 1993               National On-line Meeting, New York, New York.
March 1993           “Personnel Management Workshop,” METRO Headquarter, New York, New York.
June 1992             Special Libraries Association (SLA) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
May 1992               National On-line Meeting, New York, New York.
January 1991       Special Libraries Association (SLA) Winter Education Conference, Washington, DC.
October 1990       Info 90, New York, New York.
May 1990               National On-line Meeting, New York, New York.
March 1989           Collection Development and Management Seminar, New York, New York.
November 1989   The Electronic Library, Beirut, Lebanon.
May 1988               On-line ‘88, New York, New York.