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Vincent Mani – AUS Pioneer

Vincent Mani celebrates his 20th year with AUS

Vincent Mani celebrates his 20th year with AUS

Congratulations to AUS Library staff member Vincent Mani who this year, marks 20 years of service to the American University of Sharjah. Vincent and 18 other pioneers were presented with a certificate of appreciation and a gift from the Chancellor at the university’s recent 20th anniversary celebrations on October 4th.

Vincent began work at AUS as an Office Attendant and has worked for a number of departments over the years including Admissions and Registration. He joined the AUS Library in 2003 as Library Clerk and has been with us ever since. Vincent is recognized as an enthusiastic and committed member of the library team. He works closely with Student Assistants and is responsible for making sure all returned items make it back to the shelves as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Congratulations Vincent and thank you for all your hard work and years of service to AUS.

-AUS Library Team.

Ground Floor Display – Gender Equality

Check out items about Gender Equality on our latest themed display. The display is located outside the library elevators on the ground floor.

The Library wishes AUS a happy 20th Anniversary!

The librarians and staff of the library are happy to celebrate the 20th anniversary of AUS alongside the rest of the campus community.

Vincent, on the ground (center-left) in the picture below, was also honored as an AUS Pioneer at the Anniversary celebration kick-off on October 4th for having worked here since the beginning back in 1997.

Red carpet image of several AUS Librarians and Library Staff

Thank you one and all, and here’s to many more anniversaries to come!

Library tour iPad mini winner announced!

Congratulations to Abdullah Irfan Siddiqui! He is the lucky winner of a new iPad mini from the new student library tour prize drawing.

iPad draw winner Abdullah Irfan Siddiqui with Associate University Librarian for Public Services Alanna Ross

 iPad mini draw winner Abdullah Irfan Siddiqui (at right) with Associate University Librarian for Public Services Alanna Ross.

Thank you to all who participated.

Good luck to the new AUS students!

Honoring AUS Library’s Student Assistants – Spring 2017

The AUS library is pleased to recognize three graduating library student assistants who have worked tirelessly to provide ongoing support to our Circulation and Information Commons departments.

These students have worked at least 4 semesters with us, and in recognition of their long-standing service to the library, are now honored recipients of the AUS Library’s Student Assistant Recognition Program. Each has selected a book which now contains their name inscribed on a book-plate.

Aya Ahmad has worked with us for 4 semesters and is graduating from the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Biology. She has selected One Thousand and One Nights: A Retelling by Hana Al-Shaykh as a title that brings back many childhood memories for her.

Mostafa El Zaghby is graduating from the College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering. He has worked in the library for 5 semesters and has chosen George Orwell’s well known and chilling prophecy about the future – 1984.

Marah Ali is also graduating from the College of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering. She too has worked in the library for 5 semesters and her book selection is The Collected Tales and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe – a collection that encompasses detective tales, satires, fables, science fiction and verse.

All students spoke of the wide variety of skills they have acquired working for the library including customer service, handling difficult situations, troubleshooting technology and working as a member of a team. These are all skills that can be transferred to the workplace and highlighted in CVs when applying for jobs.

The AUS Library would like to thank Aya, Mostafa and Marah for their outstanding service to the Library. We wish them all every success in their future careers.

If you’d like to apply to work as a Student Assistant in the AUS Library, visit our website for details. Positions open prior to the beginning of each term.

Pictured below: University Librarian, Daphne Flanagan presenting AUS Library Student Assistants Aya, Marah and Mostafa with their name-plated books.

 University Librarian Daphne Flanagan

Ebook Central Slowness

We have been experiencing loading and slowness issues accessing eBooks on Ebook Central.

If you are having trouble with links not loading correctly, pages of eBooks partially loading, or resources not loading at all, please try taking the following steps to successfully access the resources:

  • Try using a different browser; Chrome or Firefox usually work best.
  • Wait until the Detail page loads completely before trying to click any links on the page, such as the buttons labelled “Read Online” and “Download”, or any links in the Table of Contents.
  • Clear your caches.
    • On Chrome, go to Settings > Show advanced settings > Clear Browsing Data, select “Cookies and other site and plugin data” and “Cached images and files”, then click the “Clear Browsing Data” button.
    • On Firefox, go to Preferences > Advanced > Network, and click the “Clear Now” button under “Cached Web Content”
  • If none of the above work, try using the “Full Download” option on the Detail page to use the book offline. This option will require a (free) personal Ebook Central account.

We are working with ProQuest in order to resolve this issue. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Library tour iPad mini winner announced!

Congratulations to Muhammad Abdulmutaleb Kalaji! He is the lucky winner of a new iPad mini from the new student library tour prize drawing.

iPad draw winner Muhammad Abdulmutaleb Kalaji with University Librarian Daphne Flanagan

 iPad mini draw winner Muhammad Abdulmutaleb Kalaji (at right) with University Librarian Daphne Flanagan.

Thank you to all who participated.

Good luck to the new AUS students!

Honoring AUS Library’s Student Assistants – Fall 2016

Every semester, the AUS Library recognizes graduating library student assistants who have worked tirelessly as members of the library’s support team for at least 4 semesters. This semester, we are very pleased to honor graduating MCM student Naila Tariq Iqbal, for her longstanding service of 6 semesters. During her time with us, Naila has worked across all areas of the library, including Technical Services, and the Information Commons. Her role has involved helping out behind the scenes with processing of donations, shipments and special projects, but also helping students trouble-shoot technical issues. As Naila commented, work has not only provided insight into how academic libraries operate, it has also offered important opportunities to interact with others and problem-solve. These are very important skills that will serve Naila well as she embarks on her career.

In recognition of her service, and as part of the AUS Library’s Student Assistant Recognition Program, Naila has selected a book which now contains her name inscribed on a book-plate. The book that Naila has chosen is Something Wicked This Way Comes by American author Ray Bradbury. This is a book about how two boys’ lives are changed forever when a sinister travelling carnival stops at their Illinois town. It’s a book written in an intriguing style, something that appeals to Naila as a student of Journalism.

The AUS Library would like to thank Naila for her outstanding service as a student assistant. We wish you every success in your future career!

Pictured below: University Librarian, Daphne Flanagan presenting AUS Student Naila Iqbal with her name-plated book.

Naila Iqbal with University Librarian Daphne Flanagan

Library tour iPad mini winner announced!

Congratulations to Hames Hassan! She is the lucky winner of a new iPad mini from the new student library tour prize drawing.

iPad draw winner Hames Hassan with University Librarian Daphne Flanagan

 iPad mini draw winner Hames Hassan (at right) with University Librarian Daphne Flanagan.

Thank you to all who participated.

Good luck to the new AUS students!

WorldCat replaces Summon and the Classic Catalog

As a part of the Library’s migration to OCLC Worldshare Management Services (WMS), our old search interfaces, Summon and the Classic Catalog (Millennium), will no longer be in service as of May 31, 2016. Instead, the library would like to introduce OCLC’s search interface, WorldCat.

WorldCat LogoWorldCat allows you to search the library’s physical collection of books, journals, music, movies and newspapers, as well as eBooks, articles, eJournals, and other electronic resources; all from a single search box.

WorldCat offers researchers more specific searching, as well as access to a larger world of scholarship. Faculty and graduate students will be able to more easily place document delivery requests to books and other items held at libraries around the world.

Circulation staff and our Librarians will be happy to help you if you have any concerns or difficulties. You can contact the circulation desk by phone at 06 515 2256, or by email at circulation@aus.edu. As always, you can email researchhelp@aus.edu or contact your liaison librarian for help finding resources or doing research.

If you experience any issues, please contact us at auslibrary@aus.edu. We would be happy to answer any questions you might have and would welcome your feedback.

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