Graduate Student Workshop with Middle Eastern Studies Librarian

Workshop | February 15 | 12-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Mohamed Hamed, Middle Eastern & Near Eastern Studies Librarian, UC Berkeley

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Are you a graduate student at UC Berkeley with an interest in the Middle East and North Africa? Join the new Middle Eastern & Near Eastern Studies Librarian for a workshop on the library's collections on the region. RSVP required. The workshop will include:
- Intro to UC Berkeley Library catalogs & discovery tools
- How to use the transliteration system & vernacular script for finding resources
- Intro to Library databases related to the region
- Hands-on intro to rare and special collections at Bancroft Library
- Tour of main stacks, microfilm collections, and current journals at Doe Library

The workshop will begin with a lunch and presentation at 12:00 pm at 340 Stephens Hall, followed by a 1:00 pm tour of Bancroft Library & Doe Library.

Mohamed Hamed is the Middle Eastern and Near Eastern Studies Librarian for the University of California, Berkeley. He holds a BA, MA, and PhD in Library and Information Science from Cairo University in Egypt. Previous professional affiliations include the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, American University in Cairo, Middle East Librarians Association, the Africana Librarians Council, and the Arab Federation for Libraries and Information.

Sponsored by the UC Berkeley Libraries, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Near Eastern Studies Department.

For more information, please contact Mohamed Hamed at or 510-664-9822.

  RSVP online by February 13, 510-642-8208