Category: Library News

Yoga Session at Library

Student Cell Activity -YOGA in the Library Student Cell at BU Library entitled “Youth, the Leaders of Tomorrow” had an activity on the 12th of May 22 from 11 AM to 12 PM on the ground floor in the quiet study area. Student Cell member, Razan Miqdadi led students to a Yoga session which was […]

Be Kind to your Mind

The first student activity entitled “Be Kind to your Mind” was held on 7th April 2022 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM on the ground floor of the Library. Student cell member, Jalil Sayeh prepared the power point on “Be Kind to your Mind”, very informative and useful information on how to go about on […]

Rare Book at BU Library

This rare book written in English is entitled: “The Land Law of Palestine” and was published by Frederic M. Goadby and Moses J. Doukhan, Palestine, 1935.In 1927 the Palestine Government commissioned to prepare a statement of the Land Law then in force in Palestine for the use of Officers engage in the work of Land […]

Women from AEI-Pax Christi visit the BU Library

Eighteen women from Arab Educational Institute – Pax Christi headed by Sumud Story House Coordinator Mrs. Claudette Mubarak visited the BU Library on the morning of Monday, March 28, 2022.  They were welcomed by the Turathuna team headed by Mary Morcos.  After orienting them with the different facilities of the Library they gathered at Turathuna […]

Rare Book at BU Library Titled “Bethlehem”

This rare book written in multi-languages is titled: “Bethlehem” and was published by Gerusalemme: Francescani, 1947. This book is really interesting because they mentioned different topics such as Bethlehem and its Holy places, St. Catherine’s parish church, the Casa Nova, and others….You can see more fascinating information inside the book. Readers and researchers can gain […]

Students of the Computational Sciences & Engineering Departments visit Library

A group of 27 first-year students, accompanied by Mr. Mohammed Abu Ayyash from the Department of Computational Sciences and Engineering visited the library, on 20 December 2021 at noon. Ms. Juana Juha welcomed the group and explained briefly about the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC), the self-check-in/out machine (RFID Kiosk), library policies and procedures, and the different library […]

An Interview with Mrs. Iman Saca Abu Dayeh

Iman Saca was born in Bethlehem to Palestinian Christian parents; she went to St. Joseph School in Bethlehem and Talitha Qumi in Beit Jala. After the first Intifada started in 1987 Palestinian universities were closed, and her grandparents in the United States suggested to her and her brother to go to the USA to pursue […]

St. Joseph School – Class 3B Visits BU Library

A group of 25 students from St. Joseph School Class 3B visited the Turathna Center in the Library with their teachers Ms. Nadiya Hazboun and Ms. Routi El Massou on 17 November 2021 at 11:30 A.M. The Turathuna Team Members headed by Ms. Mary Morcos welcomed them, as Ms. Mirna Zoughbi explained to them about […]

St. Joseph School visit to Library

On the morning of Thursday, 18 November 2021, a group of 24 students from St. Joseph School visited BU Library accompanied by their teacher Mrs. Nadia Hazboun. The team welcomed the students and their teacher. Library staff Mirna Zoughbi explained the various services provided by the library to the students.  Responding to a request by […]

Biology Students Visit Library

On Thursday 18 November 2021, Ms. Valerie Rock welcomed a group of second-year students from the Biology Department to the Library and oriented them on the library services and facilities in order to encourage students to use the library and benefit from its resources.  The students toured the library and were given a demonstration about […]

Another Group of Hotel Management Students Visit Library

As a continuation of the arranged Library tour, Ms. Rania Abdel Nour visited the Library on the 11th of November 2021 with two groups of students of IATA and Hotel Management. The first group consisted of 9 students from second-year Hotel management and the second group was first-year IATA students. Elizabeth D’sousa, Director of the […]

Chemistry Students Visit the Library

As a follow-up of the Library Liaison Annual meeting with the faculty, Vera Koussa as a member of the LLT took the responsibility to approach Ms. Reem Zeitoun, Faculty of Chemistry, to bring her students to visit the Library.  On the 12th of November ’21, Ms. Reem came with her 29 Chemistry students to the Library. […]

Library Welcomes Travel Agency Management Students

As a follow up of the Library Liaison Annual meeting with the faculty, Ms. Elizabeth D’souza, Library Director planned with the team in charge to approach the faculty to bring in the students to the Library. Ms. Vera Koussa approached Ms. Rania Abdel Nour, Hotel Management, and arranged the Library Tour. On the 10th of […]

Nursing Students Visit Library

On the 10th of November ’21, Ms. Narmeen Qumsieh from the Nursing Department visited the Library with 47 first-year students. Ms. Elizabeth D’souza extended a warm welcome to Ms. Narmeen Qumsieh and her students. The Library staff Miral explained at the garden level all the journals and periodicals that can be used by the students. […]

Dr. Bilal Salameh with his Students visit Library

Dr.  Bilal Salameh, from the Department of Social Science, visited the Library on the 10th of November ’21 with 55 students for a Library tour. Ms. Elizabeth D’souza, Library Director, extended a warm welcome Dr. Bilal and his students, and then Ms. Vera Koussa explained the Library services and facilities to the students. Dr. Bilal […]

The library welcomes Ms. Maram Daboub and her students

Ms. Elizabeth D’souza, the Library Director approached Ms. Maram Daboub and expressed her desire to see the students in the library and arranged the Library tour with her. On the 9th of November’21, Ms. Maram Daboub from the English Department came with a group of 39 first-year students for the Library tour. The library staff […]

Library Liaison Annual Meeting

The Annual Library Liaison meeting took place on 28th October’21 from 11:00 AM -12:00 PM in the Garden Level of the Library – L005. Ms. Elizabeth D’souza, Library Director, welcomed Fr. Iyad Twal and all the representatives of different departments to the meeting. Dr. Irene Hazou expressed her desire to attend but could not make […]

Rare Book at BU Library, dates back to 1891

Bethlehem University library has a book that features Palestine. This rare book written in English is entitled: “Among the Holy places, A Pilgrimage through Palestine” and was published by T. Fisher Unwin (first edition January 1, 1891; 386 pages). A very interesting historical volume with fascinating photographs and illustrations. The author, REV. James Kean, M.A., […]

BU Ancient Archives: 7,832 Pages Scanned and Stored

The Project of “OpenKM – Document Management System Software” started towards the end of Sept. 2020 with the EIS team (Enterprise Information System Unit). Jihad Najajreh and Francis Sleibi introduced it to the library staff and helped in teaching and monitoring until the staff got hold of it. A library team of three persons – Sr. Rose, Miral and […]

Instructions for students during the Coronavirus

The library is open from Monday-Friday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Students must wear the mask throughout their presence in the library. NO Mask NO Entry. On entering the library on the left-hand side, provisions are made to sanitize hands. Students are requested to fill in the log sheet, which is located at the […]

New Library Director

We would like to welcome Ms. ELIZABETH D’SOUZA, a member of the Teresian Association, as the new Library Director of Bethlehem University for the academic year 2020-2021. If you would like to be in touch with her, the contact details are: Email:  edsouza@bethlehem.edu Office number is ext. 2024. Our warm congratulatory wishes to Elizabeth as we bid […]

Book dates to 1907 at BU Library

The Historical Geography of the Holy Land: especially in relation to the history of Israel and of the early Church by George Adam Smith, D.D. (a short overview) This rare book on its 4th edition dated MCMVII (1907) published by Hodder and Stoughton, London, offers the readers an interesting treatise on the history of Palestine […]

Bethlehem University Education Alumna Brings Her Elementary Pupils to the Library

“Sowing Hope, Touching Hearts” Ms. Nour Al-Madboh, a 1996 Education graduate of Bethlehem University, along with her co-teacher, ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Mr. Mohammad Sadek has come to the University Library on two occasions to orient their young pupils with what a learning resource center is all about. The young third-grade pupils were toured around the Library, noiselessly, as they […]

Opening Renovated Bethlehem University Library

On February 24th the  renovated University Library yesterday was festively opened in the presence of  the International Board of Regents and the Board of Trustees as well as Mr. Thomas Staal, the USAID-ASHA representative. H.E. Excellency Giuseppe Lazzarotto, the Apostolic Delegate to Jerusalem and Palestine was also present, as well as His Beautitude Fouad Twal, the […]

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