The Arab American University and the Palestinian National Library signed a cooperation agreement for the sake of exchanging cultural and scientific experiences and preserving the Palestinian cultural heritage.
The agreement was signed by Prof. Dr. Ali Zedan Abu Zuhri, President of the University, and Mr. Issa Qaraqe, Head of the Palestinian National Library, on the University campus in Ramallah, with the presence of officials from both parties.
The Arab American University Library participated in the Cairo International Book Fair from 1/27/2023 to 2/2/2023, which was held in Cairo. The university is represented by Mr. Hasan Al-Said, Director of the University Library. Many participating Arab and foreign publishing houses were present in the gallery.
A group of Arabic and foreign books that serve the educational and research process at the university were selected, especially the newly launched disciplines at the university. They were reinforced with modern supporting books and references for these disciplines. We have also obtained a set of valuable donations from the publications of the Arab Organization for Administrative Development and a free electronic database of journals in the organization, especially human resources and management and economic journals in general.
The Arab American University’s library concluded the workshop about the artwork of the library. The workshop was directed to Al-Quds Open University students, Tubas branch. The students were trained by Mr. Hassan Alsaid, the director of the university’s library, and the library’s staff.
Mr. Alsaid, the director of the library, said that the workshop included several topics such as indexing and categorization, borrowing and the working mechanism of the database. He also pointed out that the library is standby to organize other workshops for the local community and Palestinian university students under the frame of emphasizing the importance of libraries and how they work.