Past Meetings


19-21 November 2015, Denver, CO (Sheraton Downtown)
  • Conference Program 2015
  • Mariette Atallah, American University of Beirut, Classics in Middle Eastern Studies: The usage of citation counts in books’ collection assessment.
  • Mohamed Hamed, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Middle East Library Partnership Project.
  • Gayle Fischer, Independent Researcher, Using Data Mining to Assess the University of Texas at Austin Middle Eastern Library Program Monograph Collection.
  • Michael Toler, Archnet, From Old Medina to the World: A Summary and assessment of the efforts to make the collection of the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies more widely available.
  • Virginia Danielson, NYU Abu Dhabi, Introduction to Arabic Collections Online and its Prospects.
  • Mark Muehlhaeusler, American University in Cairo, Digitizing the French press of Egypt: PFEnum.
  • Anna Robinson, Washington University in St. Louis, Embedded in Fundamentalism: Connecting with evening students in International Affairs.
  • David Hirsch, UCLA, Collecting Middle East in Southeast Asia: Middle Eastern Diaspora in Malaysia.
  • Ian Straughn, Brown University. Magic, Moses, and Manuscripts: The digital archaeology of Timbuktu text.

20-21 November 2014, Washington, DC ( George Washington University)
  • Conference Program 2014
  • An Analysis of MEMP’s Collection. Judy Alspach, Center for Research Libraries.
  • Multilingual Access to digital Resources using linked-data: overview of tools and standards. Iman Khairy Weheba, Qatar National Library.

8-10 October 2013, New Orleans, LA ( Danna Student Center, Loyola University)
  • Conference Program (Day 1/Day 2)
  • Developing Ethical Citizens: Librarians promoting Academic Integrity. Amanda Click, ELIME-21 Fellow, School of Information and.Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel hill
  • The Arab Spring and embedded librarianship. Jaleh Fazelian, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Kuwaiti Comics arrive on time, but the Baklava is late: Middle-East and Muslim Studies-related programming at a US Academic Library. Deborah Margolis, Michigan State University
  • MIA Library: outreach and increasing visitors to our library. Susan Parker-Leavy and Soumeya Menber, Museum of Islamic Art, Doha – Qatar.
  • Challenges and benefits of outreach in academic libraries. Anais Salamon, McGill University

15-17 November 2012, Denver, CO (St. Cajetans Conference Center, Auraria Campus)
  • Adventures of a footloose Librarian in Iraq. David Hirsch, UCLA.
  • Manuscripts Studies in the Digital Environment: Islamic Manuscripts at Michigan. Evy Kropf, The University of Michigan Library
  • Middle East Collections and International Scholarship at American Universities. Charles Kurzman, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Inter-institutional collaboration between the University of Arizona Libraries and the Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University on Preservation and digitization of a unique Afghan collection. Atifa Rawan & Yan Han, University of Arizona Libraries.
  • Digitizing exhibitions as a means of implementing a Digitization Program. Anais Salamon & Sean Swanick, McGill Islamic Studies Library
  • R-Shief: a tool to harvest, archive and analyze Internet Content. V. J. Um Amel, Digital artist, PhD candidate, and creator of R-Shief Labs
  • Bulac’s digital library: display and promote oriental digitized content in the French context. Bernadette Vincent, Bibliotheque Universitaire des Langues et Civilisations (BULAC).
  • Multilingual Access to Arabic Digital Resources Using Linked Data: Mechanisms and Challenges. Iman Weheba, Qatar National Library

29-30 November 2011, Washington D.C. (National Museum of Natural History)
  • Electronic Journals and open access Sources in Turkey. Rifat Bali, Libra Books.
  • List of open Access Sources
15-16 November 2010, San Diego (Manchester Grand Hyatt)
  • Turkish Book Market Survey 2009. Rifat Bali, Libra Books.

Previous conferences (2009 and before)

19-20 November 2009, Boston (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

20-21 November 2008, Washington, D.C.

15-16 November 2007, Montreal, QC, CANADA

2006, Boston

2005, Washington, DC

2004, San Francisco

2003, Anchorage