USAID fund supports Haigazian University Library’s automation

March 30, 2004
CONTACT : Loucia Isaac Seropian
Phone: 961-1-353010 Ext.: 365
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Haigazian University-Public Relations Office
PO Box: 11-1748Beirut, Lebanon

USAID fund supports Haigazian University Library’s automation

Awkar, Beirut-Lebanon: Thursday, March 25, 2004 – An official delegation
representing Haigazian
University president, Rev. Dr. Paul Haidostian, attended a special ceremony
held in the US Embassy in Awkar, Lebanon, to receive a check of $50,000 from
USAID. Three other organizations also received special grants on that day.

US Ambassador Vincent Battle and USAID/Lebanon Mission Director, Mr. Raouf
Youssef presented the check to Mr. Yervant Bakikian, HU Financial
Comptroller. Present were the other two members of the Haigazian delegation,
Dean of Business & Economics Dr. Fadi Asrawi and HU Librarian Mrs. Zevart

The USAID fund will support Haigazian University library’s automation, by
purchasing software and hardware equipment. The project will serve to have
the Haigazian’s resources online, and will benefit all students as well as
more than 80 faculty members.

Automating the Haigazian’s library will help promote research in all
fields, as well as facilitate the exchange of library resources between
Haigazian University and other American universities in Lebanon. The online
connection will also allow students to
use the Library of Congress and numerous U.S. institutions of higher

The total automation cost is expected to reach $ 120, 000.

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