A Committee on Education has been established to further the initial and ongoing training of Middle East area studies librarians by providing, in collaboration with library science and other faculty, learning opportunities in varied formats including workshops, special courses, or distance learning.
- Johanna Sellman, Ohio State University (co-chair)
- Connie Lamb, Brigham Young University (co-chair)
- Heather Hughes, University of Texas at Austin
- Joan Weeks, Library of Congress
- Anna Robinson, Washington St. Louis University
- Patrick Visel, Ohio State University
- Evyn Knopf, University of Michigan
Professional Development Resources for Librarians:
Academic Librarians’ Learning Network (ALLN) is a forum that provides balanced, reliable information and promotes the sharing of knowledge within the library community. ALLN features content types that intend to present a wide range of formats with which to address problems and issues germane to the broader community of academic librarians.
AMICAL, Lebanese American University
Annual Review of Information Science and Technology (ARIST) is an annual publication that reviews numerous topics within the broad field of information science and technology. The contents vary from year to year; no single topic is treated on an annual basis
The Association of Research Libraries is a member driven organization that is concerned about scholarly communication and the public policies. It fosters the exchange of ideas and expertise and facilitates the emergence of new roles for research libraries. They complement and build on the strengths of other organizations, and rethink historic assumptions.
The Committee on Education (COE) of ALA, has the responsibility for developing and recommending the Association’s policies related to the full spectrum of education for all library and information studies personnel. To assure that the Association actively solicits from its members information about the condition, currency, relevance, and type of education necessary to improve current and future library a nd information services.
The Council on Library and Information Resources works at the intersection of libraries, scholarship, and technology, in partnership with organizations and individuals representing multiple disciplines and professions to address issues facing scholarly communication and higher education. It provides learning opportunities and acquisition of new skills through partnerships, encouraging leadership capacity in the information professions, collaborations beyond the geographical borders, and promoting new approaches to the management of libraries.
Educause is a not-for-profit association that promotes the intelligent use of information technology. The site includes links for information professionals that are interested in new technologies and the problems associated with technology, such as security and improvement of systems. It offers information about upcoming conferences and programs geared towards technology.
Educause Professional Development site is dedicated to the professional development opportunities. The goals of this site is to help users enhance the role of IT in their institution, and to teach strategies and solutions for accomplishing work duties more successfully, to enable the professional community to meet and interact with colleagues more effectively, and to provide opportunities to advance professionally.
ELIME Educating Librarians in the Middle East: Building Bridges for the 21st Century, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Future of Education is a membership based site devoted to providing an opportunity for those who care about education. It creates the opportunity for the community to share their voices and ideas with others. This site offers virtual conferences, workshops and lectures on variety of topics.
The information Society of the Information Age (ASIS&T) encourages participation and collaboration among its members by providing support for professional growth and leadership. It creates an environment for its members to gain new knowledge and skills, develop and use professional networks, pursue career development goals and assume leadership roles in the Society and in the information community. ASIS&T increases the influence of information professionals among decision-makers by focusing attention on the importance of information as a vital resource in a high-technology age and promotes informed policy on national and international information issues by contributing to the formation of those policies.
The Library and Information Technology Association is the leading organization reaching out across types of libraries to provide education and services for a broad membership of library professionals.
Library Education is a blog page of ALA, with postings on different issues and subjects pertinent to the Library education discussed in ALA’s either Mid-Winter or Annual conferences. Some ALA committees post minutes of their meetings on this site. This is a great resource to get familiarized with some of the ALA committees, although not all committees are posting on this page.
The Special Libraries Association (SLA) is a nonprofit global organization promotes and strengthens its members through learning, advocacy, and networking initiatives. It has 9,000 members in 75 countries. SLA’s website is a great source for information about upcoming conferences and events, creates opportunities for networking and professional development.
Middle East Studies programs:
Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University
The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture (AKPIA) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
The Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University
Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (CIMEL), School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (UK)
Center for Middle East Development, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
Center for Middle East Studies, University of California at Berkeley
Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University
Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Arizona
Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Chicago
Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, University of Michigan
Center for Near Eastern Studies, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
Council on Middle East Studies, The MacMillan Center, Yale University
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC), Indiana University, Bloomington
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC), The Ohio State University
Islamic Legal Studies Program, Harvard Law School
Institute for Middle East Studies, George Washington University
Jewish, Islamic, & Near Eastern Studies, Washington University at St. Louis
Middle East Center, University of Pennsylvania
Middle East Center, University of Utah
Middle East and Islamic Studies, Columbia University
Middle Eastern and Islamic studies, New York University
Middle East Studies Program, University of Virginia
Near East Studies, University of Michigan
Near Eastern Studies, New York University
School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies, University of Arizona
Middle East library collections:
Arab World Documentation Unit, University of Exeter
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the New Library of Alexandria, Egypt Middle East Librarianship/Studies Associations and resources
The Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Islamic Studies Library, McGill University
J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Language Resource Center, University of Michigan
Middle East & Central Asia in the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) Library, the University of London
Middle East and Islamic studies collection, Cornell University
Middle East and Islamic Studies Collections: an Exhibition of Treasures, Durham University
Middle East and Islamic Studies research guides, Columbia University Library
Middle East Collection, George Washington University
Middle East Collection, Harvard University
Middle East Collection, University of Arizona
Middle East collection, University of California at Berkeley
Middle East Collection, Washington University at St. Louis
Middle East Microform Project (MEMP) at the Center for Research Libraries
Middle Eastern Collection, University of Chicago
Middle Eastern Library resources, University of Texas at Austin
Middle Eastern Studies collection, Center for Research Libraries
Middle Eastern Studies Collection, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
Mirlyn Catalog, University of Michigan
Near East collection, University of Michigan
Near East Collection, University of Washington
Near Eastern Collection, Yale University Library
Near Eastern Studies resources, Princeton University
The Research Archives of the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago
Widener Library, Harvard University
Librarianship/Studies Associations and resources:
The International Society for Iranian Studies (ISIS), formerly the Society for Iranian Studies