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  1. 1. EMEA Regional Council Executive Committee/Delegates Meeting Sept. 28-29, 2011 Leiden, The Netherlands OCLC Workshops in the Middle East Proposal/Considerations by Cendrella Habre, Director Riyad Nassar Library
  2. 2. Lebanese American University • • • • • • • • • Not-for-profit private institution of higher education in Lebanon Founded as a women’s college in 1924 Chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York in 1955 ONE university TWO campuses: Historic home in Beirut and a new campus in Byblos, overlooking the historic city of Byblos Seven schools: Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine, and Nursing Newly acquired University Medical Center – Rizk Hospital (UMC–RH) Accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (CIHE-NEASC) in November 2009. Full-time faculty for fall 2010 totaled 302 With 7,183 undergraduates, 803 graduates and 81 students in professional degree programs, enrollments in fall 2010 totaled 8,067 09/28/2011 EMEA Regional Meeting 2
  3. 3. Lebanese American University LAU_Byblos Campus LAU_Beirut Campus 09/28/2011 EMEA Regional Meeting 3
  4. 4. Sub-Regional Meetings Planning • Where? Beirut: Lebanese American University UAE: Zayed Unversity (Dubai) or American University in Sharjah or United Arab Emirates University (Al Ein) or Abu Dhabi National Library • When? Beirut: May 8, 2012 UAE: To be assigned right after the Beirut meeting • Who? Beirut: 30 participants UAE: 50 participants 09/28/2011 EMEA Regional Meeting 4
  5. 5. Why Lebanon? 09/28/2011 Why UAE? EMEA Regional Meeting 5
  6. 6. OCLC in the Region: 94 Participating Members in 14 Countries 44 66 11 55 33 11 22 66 14 1 99 22 13 13 PRODUCT MIX Connexion, FirstSearch, Illiad, Link Manager, CAMIO, OLIB, Collection Analysis, Dewey, EZProxy, Techpro partners, Vendor Partners for Arabic & Persian record contribution 5 libraries are contributing records in IRAQ 19 19
  7. 7. Lebanon UAE Invite customers & noncustomers from: •Lebanon •Iraq •Jordan •Egypt – Cairo / Alexandria •Morocco 09/28/2011 Invite customers & noncustomers from: •UAE •Saudi Arabia •Qatar •Bahrain •Kuwait •Oman EMEA Regional Meeting 7
  8. 8. Things to Think About • There is no “OCLC Membership Culture” in the Middle East. How to sell this concept during the meetings? • Should NON-Members attend as well as Members? • The meetings must carry obvious VALUE for the attendees. • Should there be an OCLC product update? • A survey could help out in identifying the meetings content. • Meetings to be held in Arabic language (preferable). • Should local agents such AAS and Logos attend? Who else from OCLC should attend? • Responsibilities: Host institution? OCLC? • Costs: Travel – Hotel – Logistics, etc. 09/28/2011 EMEA Regional Meeting 8
  9. 9. Q&A 09/28/2011 EMEA Regional Meeting 9
  10. 10. Q&A 09/28/2011 EMEA Regional Meeting 9