President of the University of Jordan (UJ) Professor Abdel-Karim Al-Qudah alongside Charge d'Affaires of the US Embassy in Amman Paul Malik on Tuesday, September 25th, inaugurated the new American Corner at the University's main library.
The Corner has been relocated from the Language Center to the main library, remodeled and provided with additional equipment, multimedia materials and educational resources.
Al-Qudah, in his remarks at the opening ceremony, pointed out that its part of UJ's strategy to expose its students to the outside world and international cultures and civilizations.
Al-Qudah added that such cultural spaces are welcomed at UJ, as they are places where students can access the latest information about the different countries and benefit from the educational resources they provide.
In turn, Malik, in his remarks, thanked UJ and staff at the library for their efforts and dedicated work to make the new location ready.
According to Malik, the Department of State and U.S Embassies around the world support more than 650 American spaces globally. "American spaces are places where people exchange ideas and expertise and collaborate together on topics of mutual interest," He added.
UJ Library Director, Dr. Nashrawan Tahat said that the relocation of the American Corner in the Library adds to the role of the Library in providing the general public and students with various information resources and materials.
The ceremony, which was attended by officials from UJ and the American Embassy in Amman, included screening of a documentary film in which some American Corner volunteers revealed their impressions of the Corner and the benefit and the opportunities it has provided them with.