Hamed, Mohamed | 24 Apr 04:22 2014
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Rating for international/foreign journals (Middle East)?

Hello all, 

"is there a methods/system/something that tells us the quality or tier or some kind of rating of foreign
journals, e.g., journals published in Middle East such as Turkey, Iran, etc.?"

I got this question above, and thought that some of you might be aware of a good answer. I know that there is a
ranking study of the top 50 newspapers in Africa, but is there anything for journals and from the Middle
East? Here is AllAfrica link to the story http://allafrica.com/stories/201101200301.html, and the
ranking data http://www.africapedia.com/TOP-50-NEWSPAPERS-IN-AFRICA-BASED-ON-WEB-RANKINGS 

Thanks in advance for any leading information. 

Mohamed 
UNC

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john | 23 Apr 21:19 2014

Phone number change

MELA colleagues,

Just a note to let everyone know that as of today my telephones number at
work has changed.  It is now +1.650.863.9002

John

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change
your attitude. Don't complain."
― Maya Angelou

John A. Eilts
Curator, Islamic and Middle Eastern Collection
Interim South Asia Subject Specialist
Stanford University Libraries
251 Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6004
USA
Tel: +1.650.863.9002
Email: john.eilts@...

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john | 22 Apr 21:08 2014

Lesley Wilkins Award Nominations


Call for Nominations

We are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the First M.
Lesley Wilkins Education Award conferred by the Middle East Librarians
Association (MELA). In recognition of the special contributions to Middle
East librarianship by the late M. Lesley Wilkins, Bibliographer for Law of
the Islamic World at the Harvard Law School Library.  MELA will award a
cash prize of $1,000 (USD one thousand)  in alternate years in Lesley's
memory to a person who made significant contributions to education and
mentorship in Middle East librarianship. These contributions include but
are not limited to: mentoring other librarians, excellence in teaching,
and promotion of education in the field.
Any MELA member in good standing as well any past member is eligible to be
nominated. Posthumous nominations are also possible. For posthumous
nominations, we ask that a surviving partner or a pertinent institution be
named as the recipient of the cash award.
Please send a detailed nomination letter giving specific examples of the
nominee's contributions as an educator and mentor of Middle East
librarians and describing the nominee's leadership role in and impact on
the education and mentorship of Middle East librarians. Please include a
curriculum vitæ and any supporting documentation (news clippings, reviews,
laudations, etc.) with your nomination.

Submission deadline is October 5, 2014.

Send your nomination to the M Lesley Wilkins Award Committee
(wilkins@...).

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Anna Robinson | 19 Apr 23:32 2014
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new graduate

Hello MELANET members,

I had the pleasure of meeting many of you at last year's Islamic Codicology course and the MELA meeting. I am about to finish my program at the University of Texas and applying for liaison positions around the country and internationally. I am specifically looking for positions where I would further develop skills to support Middle East studies programs.

I will relocate to Washington state following graduation. As I wait to hear back about permanent positions, I am interested in engaging in short-term projects. If anyone is aware of centers or programs on the West Coast that could support and would benefit from a short-term information professional project, I would appreciate any leads. My interests and experience tend toward digital humanities, digitization, cataloging, collection management, and archival processing. I also have background in Arabic and Hebrew.

I am also considering attending SLA in Vancouver this June. I would love to meet any MELA members in attendance!

Thank you,

Anna Robinson
a.robinson-0v3tJM2ovI83uPMLIKxrzw@public.gmane.org

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Adey Almohsen | 17 Apr 07:07 2014
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PFLP or DFLP documents, statements, newspapers (1967-1971)

Dear MELANET members,

Hi, hopefully all is well.

I am producing a small research paper that will consider the ideological/philosophical divides within the PFLP (Georges Habash's Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) and the different organizations that came out of it like the PDFLP (later DFLP), in particular during the Jordan phase between 1967 and 1971. Although, for my larger dissertation and PhD research I will be able to visit the archives of these parties in Lebanon, Jordan, and the West Bank, however, for the time being and for the purposes of this small paper, I am wondering if anyone is aware of an online archive, or material available through ILL, where I can find these parties documents, newspapers, communiques, positions, statements, etc.

Thanks and have a nice day.

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Adey Almohsen
PhD Student - History
University of Minnesota
1123 Heller Hall,
271 19th Avenue South,
Minneapolis, MN, 55455

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Dagher, Iman | 15 Apr 17:45 2014

RDA Practices Survey

Dear colleagues,

 

The MELA ConC invites you to complete this brief survey on the status of RDA implementation in your libraries.

The objective is to study the status of the implementation phase and to try to examine the problems and issues faced by the Middle East languages catalogers when applying the new code, and consequently to attempt to establish some best practices among the community and assess the need to conduct a workshop accordingly.

You can access the survey by clicking on the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/653YGV9

 

Thank you for participating. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

 

Iman Dagher

Committee on Cataloging, Chair

 

 

 

 

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Iman Dagher

Arabic & Islamic Studies Catalog Librarian

UCLA Library Cataloging & Metadata Center

Email: idagher-pJ6Lu2hYgzjHDPtHwZCLWA@public.gmane.org

Phone: (310) 825-8642

 

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Marlis J. Saleh | 15 Apr 17:15 2014

Al-Qa'idah posts

Hello everyone,

Does anyone know a convenient (or inconvenient, I guess) place to access official documents or statements (mission statements, fatwas, etc.) put out by al-Qa’idah in the time following the death of Usamah bin Ladin in 2011?

Thanks for any help.

 

Marlis

 

Marlis J. Saleh
Bibliographer for Middle East Studies
University of Chicago Library
JRL 563

1100 E. 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
773-702-8425
Fax: 773-753-0569

 

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Padraig.Kirby | 15 Apr 01:21 2014
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[MELANET-L] 2nd Call for Papers- Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference June 11th-14th 2014 Bihać, Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Apologies for cross posting

Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference

JUNE 11th-14th 2014  Juni na Uni 2014. - Hotel "Opal" Bihać, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Conference website: http://conference.bibliotekabihac.com/

 

Call for Papers

Theme: Embracing relentless change: Information literacy and lifelong learning in a digital age:

For all who are engaged in learning in this information rich society the challenge to achieve information literacy is vital in capitalising on the diverse and often overwhelming range of information choices with which we are continually faced. This is confounded further by the rise of digital and social media tools which doubtless have brought with them some stunning innovations and some colossal challenges. Information Literacy can help us discover, critically evaluate and generate new information to cradle these new diverse digital media

forms which are as inspiring and transformational as they are formidable and at times impenetrable. Information literacy and lifelong learning are vital for active participation of individuals everywhere in social, cultural and political contexts- in the Western Balkans, in Europe and indeed worldwide. They enable us to learn how to learn. They are crucial in helping us realise educational and professional goals and aspirations. Harnessed together Information literacy and lifelong learning help us successfully survive and compete in the 21st century- in

this digital age, a time of relentless change.

 

Main Themes and Topics: Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference.

A. Information literacy in the modern world

· information literacies (media literacy, digital literacy, visual literacy, financial literacy, health

literacy, cyber wellness)

· Information Literacy and academic libraries

· Information literacy and adult education

· Information literacy and blended learning

· Information literacy and distance learning

· Information literacy and public libraries

· Information literacy and the knowledge economy

· Information Literacy in the modern world (e.g. web 2.0 ; web 3.0 ; mobile technologies ;

YouTube, trends, emerging technologies and innovation; growth of digital resources;

gaming and application software (apps); digital reference tools; tiered reference services).

· The future of information literacy

· Workplace information literacy

 

B. Librarians as support to the lifelong learning process

· Digital empowerment and reference work

· Information Literacy across the disciplines

· Information literacy and digital preservation

· Information Literacy and online learning (e.g. self-paced IL modules)

· Information Literacy and Virtual Learning Environments

· Innovative IL approaches

· Instructional design and performance for information literacy (e.g. teaching practice,

session design, lesson plans, self-paced student modules)

· Integrating information literacy into the curriculum

· Putting information literacy theory into practice

· Supporting users need through library 2.0 and beyond

· Student engagement with Information Literacy

 

C. Media and information literacy – theoretical approaches (standards, assessment,

collaboration, etc.)

· Information literacy and Artificial intelligence

· Information Literacy and information behaviour

· Information literacy and reference services: cyber reference services, virtual reference

services, mobile reference services, expert crowd sourcing, global reference volunteers

· Information literacy cultural and contextual approaches

· Information literacy evaluation and assessment

· Information literacy in different cultures and countries

· Information literacy project management

· Information literacy theory (models, standards, indicators, Moscow Declaration etc.)

· Measuring in information literacy instruction assessment

 

D. New aspects of education/strategic planning, policy, and advocacy for information literacy

in a digital age

· Branding, promotion and marketing for information literacy

· Cross –sectorial; and interdisciplinary collaboration and partnerships for information literacy

· Information literacy policies and development

· Leadership and Governance for information literacy

· Strategic planning for IL

· Strategies in e-learning to promote self-directed and sustainable learning in the area of

information literacy skills.

 

Paper submission:

Submissions in any of the following forms are accepted:

· Full paper to be published in conference proceedings

· Presentation

· Roundtable discussion

· Poster session

· Train-the-trainers workshop

· PechaKucha

 

Papers submission dateline: Friday 16 May 2014

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline May 16, 2014

Notification of acceptance May 31, 2014

Dissemination of final programme June 03, 2014

Deadline for authors to submit slides June 05, 2014

 

For further information: please see the Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference website for additional details at: http://conference.bibliotekabihac.com/

 

Please note: all expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by the Conference

Committee, but a special invitation can be issued to authors.

 

Regards

 

 

 

 

 

Padraig Kirby MSc (LIS)  BA (Hons) HdipLIS

Senior Library Assistant

The Library

Limerick Institute of Technology,

Moylish park

Limerick

Ireland

00353 61 29351600353 61 293516

Padraig.Kirby-2/LiaxUY3MM@public.gmane.org

 

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Hopper, Michael | 14 Apr 17:06 2014
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IJMES issues

We have someone who wishes to donate a number of issues of IJMES to a library. If you are interested, please contact me off-list, and I can provide you with the contact information. Thanks, Michael

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Yusuf Mullick | 14 Apr 12:07 2014

Library Week: All OUP Online Resources are FREE April 13-19th

Salam to All,

Sounds like a great offer. Please share with students, academics and colleagues alike. A nice way to raise awareness it seems. Anybody here have experience downloading material from OUP?


Celebrate National Library Week!

All OUP Online Resources are free April 13-19th

Libraries are a vital part of our communities- they feed our curiosity, bolster our professional knowledge, and provide a launchpad for intellectual discovery. In celebration of these cornerstone institutions, we are offering unprecedented free access to all our Online Resources* to support our shared mission of education. So whether you are an academic scholar, high school student, librarian, lawyer, doctor, or an individual searching to learn something new, you'll be able to find high quality scholarship that fits your needs anywhere you are.

And remember, after this week, you can always find us back at your library!

No registration required- simply use the credentials below! 

Username: libraryweek
Password: libraryweek

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john | 10 Apr 15:30 2014

Hijacking MELA addresses

Hello everyone.  Has anyone else received SPAM supposedly from a mela.us
address, I got one from partingtonaward.mela.us, that was not particularly
wanted.  Perhaps we need to have our webmaster look into changing the
addresses so that they are not click and send.

John

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