UJ Library Launches "Arabian Library Exchange Program"

On the 20th of February, the University of Jordan (UJ) Library launched a remote program that aims at exchanging knowledge and sharing expertise among librarians working in academic libraries across the Arab world.


According to the Director of the Library, Dr. Mujahid Al-Thneibat, the event seeks to shed light on the best practices in library operations, and services provided in Arab universities’ libraries in light of the digital environment, as well as to exchange and develop the knowledge of participants and encourage them to innovate and be creative in work performance.


Al-Thneibat added that it will also address the role of libraries in achieving sustainable development in Arab societies, managing information and data in libraries, getting acquainted with scientific databases of interest to higher education institutions, and the KPI's used in measuring performance of academic libraries.


The participating universities in the program were selected based on their rank on QS, as top 3 universities were contacted from each Arab country.


The first session, held on February 20, featured two presentations by UJ Library on its Information Services and response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Whereas, the second session, held on March 20, featured the participation of the American University of Beirut (AUB), and Saint-Joseph University of Beirut (USJ).


Upcoming sessions include the participation of the American University of Cairo, Birzeit University, University of Sharjah, University of Kufa, University of Sfax, and Virtual University of Tunis.​