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Message from the Dean

Welcome to the newest faculty at the University of Balamand.

A key role of the University of Balamand, as stated in the mission statement, is to "create and communicate knowledge". To accomplish this, access to, and management of, information in all its forms becomes a basic need in a modern, dynamic, and knowledgeable society. The Faculty of Library and Information Studies (FLIS) has been established to cater to this need. Our age is the age of information. Persons engaged in providing information, or providing access to information play a crucial role in the life of their communities. By joining the faculty of Library and Information Studies at UOB you will become a member of an elite class. Elite, because scholars from all fields of knowledge, and researchers in search of information, will be dependent upon your skills and efforts to advance their work and enhance their knowledge and scholarship. Thus, you will be pursuing an exciting and dynamic career.

Because the study and management of information is multidisciplinary and has aspects rooted in the arts and the sciences, holders of a BA, or, a BS degree may join the graduate program of the Faculty. Candidates are offered a choice of different concentrations depending on their undergraduate education or their own personal interests. FLIS program is designed to offer its candidates a strong philosophical and theoretical basis in this field of study. But, at the same time it seeks to empower them by exposing them to vigorous practical training programs. Consequently, cooperation with leading experts and institutions in the field is an integral part of the program.

FLIS aims to graduate students who will be capable of leading and directing centers and institutions that deal with information in any form, such as school libraries, academic libraries, research and archive centers, museums, art galleries, heritage centers, archaeological sites, etc.

Joining FLIS is the right step for an exciting career.

Georges N. NAHAS
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