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2007
  • A representative group from Birzeit University main library has visited the library of the Arab-American University of Jenin to start an exchange program with duplicate copies. This was on Saturday 28/4/2007.
  • On Monday 16/4/2007 two represetatives from IFLA/Faifee committee have visited the library to learn about Palestinian libraries, Freedom of Expression & Information.
  • On April 3, 2007 Mr. Chris Shinn/Chief of party to the Palestinian Faculty Development Program (PFDP) has visited the library and met with the Library Director to discuss an dlearn about BZU experience with Open Source & Open Society in relation to eIFL.


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2006
  • Mr. Gerald Vuillemin/Director of L' agence Francaise De Developpement and Mrs. Sylvia Mansour/Technical assistant in mental health have visited the library and met with the Library Director and the programmers to discuss the possibility of technical assistance and support to the centre in establishing its specialized library.
  • Mr. Stephane Ipert the Director of the Center of the Book in Arles-France and a member of the Virtual Library project has visited the library on Thursday the 23rd of February 2006 to update the Library Director and the project committee on the result of the project and the future projects.
  • On September 27, 2006 the World Bank delegation headed by Mr. David Craig, the world Bank Director in the West Bank and the Gaza strip visited the WB Publications Unit at the library, and listened to a summery given by Mrs. Diana Sayej Naser, Director of the library, highlighting the importance of this unit and suggesting ways of achieving and developing it.
  • Mrs. Elaine Strite from AED and Mrs. Nadia Basel from USAID have visited the library on Wednesday 20/9/2006 to check the PC's and books they have donated to the library and discussed future plans.
  • Mr. Gerald Vuillemin/Director of L' agence Francaise De Developpement and Mrs. Sylvia Mansour/Technical assistant in mental health have visited the library and met with the Library Director and the programmers to discuss the possibility of technical assistance and support to the centre in establishing its specialized library.
  • Mr. Stephane Ipert the Director of the Center of the Book in Arles-France and a member of the Virtual Library project has visited the library on Thursday the 23rd of February 2006 to update the Library Director and the project committee on the result of the project and the future projects.


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2005
  • Monday 13/6/2005: Pr. Alain Mille from the University of Leon - France has visited the library and met with the library Director to discuss the possibility of cooperation in regard to electronic resources.
  • Tuesday 31/5/2005: Dr. Gilles Kraemer and Ms. Nicola Hahn from the French-German Cultural Center and the Institute of the Arab World in Paris have visited the library and met with the Director and the Library programmer to discuss the possibility of cooperation in regard to technical support to M2L system and other library functions to help them establish the Center's library.
  • Thursday 10/3/2005: Two visitors Miss Safia Ziour and Ms Nikola Hahn from "L'Institut Du Monde Arabe" have visited the Library to discuss future cooperation in terms of technology and training programs.
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2004
  • Thursday 4/11/2004: Mrs. Elaine Strite and Mrs. Jameela Baker from AED(Academy for Educational Development) have visited the library. They met with the Library Director and discussed the needs of E-Journals and E-Resources to Birzeit and other Palestinian Universities.
  • Mr. Tom Johnsen/ a librarian from Bergen University-Norway has visited the library on the 13th + 14th of October and discussed the means of cooperation with Library Director.
  • Thursday 23/9/2004: The Director of the Goethe and French Cultural Center with other representatives have visited the library to discuss terms of cooperation, technincaly and technologically.
  • Thursday 23/9/2004: Representatives from the World Bank Office have visited the library and met with the Library Director. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the possibility of considering Birzeit a depository library for their publications.
  • Dr. Nicola Carter & Dr. Jenny Stanton from Oxford University have visited the library on the 8th of September 2004, and met with the Director. The purpose of the visit was to find out how the library functions, what resources ar needed, and how students manage under occupation.
  • March & April 2004,   Mr. Ra'id Malki and other representatives from CIDA accompanied by the Director of the Public Relations Office at BZU have visited the library in March 2004 to check for the equipment donated by CIDA (The Canadian International Development Assistance)
  • January 2004,  Ms. Fatene Benhabyles-Foeth and Ms. Roselyne dery from The French Cultural Centre have visited the library and met with the Library Director and the Head of the Users' Services Department.The purpose of the visit was to establish a cooperation program between Birzeit University Main Library and their centre
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2003
  • A representative of Birzeit University Friends Association / Britain, Mr. Dan Richards has visited the Library on Wednesday 11, 2003 with Miss Riham Barghouti from the External Relations Office in the University. They met with the Library Director and the acting Head of the Collection Development Department and discussed the different ways of contribution to the Library.
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2001
  • A representative of Birzeit University Friends Association / Britain, Ms. Lucy Hayter has visited the Library on the 10th of May, 2001, and discussed future support and donations to the Library.
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2000
  • Mr. Wim Van der Putten, and Mr. Kevin Ward from Swets Blackwell have visited the library on Tuesday the 4th of July 2000 and discussed future plans and co-ordination.
  • Mrs. Suhair Khoury - British Council - Ramallah, and Mr. Richard Weyers - Regional Co-ordinator for Middle East and North Africa - British Council- UK have visited and toured the library on Tuesday 11th of July 2000, They met with Library Director and Head of Collection Development & discussed future cooperation.
  • Dr. Karl Neubauer, Director of Bielefeld University, Mr. Bernd Fehling, Computer manager in B.U. have visited the library on Monday 10-04-2000 with representatives from the Ministry of Higher Education and met with Vice President of Academic Affairs, Library Director and Head of Information Services in order to discuss ways of offering access to their Electronic databases.
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1999
  • Miss Erica Lang from Book Aid International, and Suha from the British Council have visited the Main Library on Thursday 11th of November 1999, and met with the Library Director, Head of Collection Development and the Acting Director of International Affairs to discuss their future contribution to BZU Library and its branches.
  • Dr. Wust, the Director of Geothe Institute in Ramallah and the new coordinator, Mr. Michael Stilkenboom, visited the library in September 1999 & discussed the on-going cooperation with Birzeit University Library.
  • August, 23,25/1999: Mr. Ray Lonsdale from the school of Library of Information Science in Aberystwyth - Wales, has visited BZU Library and met with the Director & the Vice President of Academic Affairs to discuss the possibility of introducing a library program/School in Palestine.
  • Mrs. Cornelia Ropke, from Geothe Institute - Tel-Aviv, has visited the library and arranged for the Bookfair of October 1999.
  • Mr. Terry Gavin, the Minisis System Director, from IDRC/Canada, visited Birzeit University Library and trained the library staff on using the new version of Minisis (version 8). This was from the 14th until the 29th of June 1999.
  • Ms. Lucy Hayter, from the friends of BZU in Britain visited the Main Library on the 19th of May 1999. She met with the Library Director and discussed the future contribution of BZU friends to the library.
  • Two German representatives from the publishing house of Springer-Verlag, Erika Neubert and Gertrand Griepke have visited BZU library on 4th of May 1999, and met with the Vice President of Planning, Presidents' assistant for International Relations and the Library Director, in order to help developing the collection, the staff & the electronic resources in BZU library.
  • An Australian Professional Librarian has worked in the library as a volunteer, 20 hours a week in the different library departments for a duration of four months from February to June 1999.
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1998
  • Monday 2 November, 1998: Ms. Patricia Doucette: a Canadian Professional Librarian, working as a volunteer at Al-Quds University,visited the Main Library and met with the Library Director & Heads of Departments and had a briefing about how things are functioning in the Library.
  • Thursday 29 October, 1998: Ms. Lucy Hayter, Coordinator from Friends of Birzeit in the UK, visited the Main Library and met with the Library Director. Ms. Lucy has arranged several book donations to the University.
  • Tuesday 27 October, 1998: Mr. Dermot Englefield, a Parliamentary Consultant visited the Main Library with Mrs. Liana Quaider, the Head Librarian of the Palestinian Legislative Council. The purpose of the visit was to acknowledge the technology applied in the library and the references available in the collection.
  • Monday 12 October, 1998: Mr. Wim Van Der Putten / Area Sales Manager from Swets Company, visited the Library, and met with the Library Director,Head of Collection Division and Vice President of Academic Affairs and discussed the issue of Electronic Journals & Renewals of Periodicals for 1999.
  • Two Librarians, Nancy Sack and Sibylle Mittelsdorf, from Northwestern University Library, U.S.A. visited the Library on Monday, September 21st, 1998.They met with the Library Director, Head of Collection Development Division and Head of Cataloging & Classification Division.
  • Mr. Wim Van Der Putten / Area sales manager from Swets company has visited the library , and met with the library director and the head of collection department to follow up with the periodicals ' subscriptions. The meeting was on Wednesday , July the 1st ,1998.
  • Ms. Karyn Pomerantz , a librarian and Public Health faculty member at the George Washington University , has visited the library and the Community Health Department on Monday the 29th of June 1998.
  • Tom Johnsen from the University of Bergen / Norway has visited the University Library on Monday 4th of May , 1998 and met with Dr. Baker/Vice President of Academic Affairs , Mr. Marwan Tarazi / Director of computer Center and Mrs. Diana Sayej-Nasir / Library Director. They discussed basic issues concerning a proposed plan for applying high technology in the library in coordination with the Library of Bergen University.
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1997

    Mrs. Sara Andeen / an American Library Association fellow has left Birzeit University back home on the 30th of April 1998 after spending a duration of 8 months in Palestine . Her major task was to assist Birzeit University Library in developing a plan for integrating electronic resources into its collection.
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