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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.

Linda Drake
Director of Library Personnel
UNC Libraries

 
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