UNC Libraries hires first Middle Eastern and African Studies librarian
Thursday, July 15, 2010
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mohamed Abou El Seoud to the
position of Middle Eastern/African Studies Librarian in the University
Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
As Middle Eastern/African Studies Librarian, Mr. Seoud will work with a
team of subject librarians to deliver specialized reference, research
and instructional services. Mr. Seoud will participate with the team to
develop high quality collections, conduct on-going assessment of
collections and services, develop research and learning tool, and engage
in long-term planning. Mr. Seoud will be responsible for selecting and
managing collections in all formats for the appropriate subject areas,
including resources related to Persian language countries and Northern
and Western African countries. Additionally, he will collaborate with
colleagues in other units to develop and promote the library's resources
and services as appropriate.
Previously, Mr. Seoud served as Lead Library Assistant, Technical
Services for the Santa Monica College Library in Santa Monica, CA., as
Cataloger for the University of Southern California, and as Senior
Cataloging and Outsourcing Supervisor at American University in Cairo.
Mr. Seoud holds a B.A. in Libraries and Information Science, and an M.A.
in Library and Information Science from Cairo University in Egypt. He
will begin work on October 1, 2010.
Director of Library Personnel