Appointment: Middle Eastern/African Studies Librarian

The Library welcomes Mohamed Abou El Seoud as Middle Eastern/African Studies Librarian. He began October 1, 2010.

Abou El Seoud will serve as the subject librarian for Middle East and African Studies. In this position, he will participate with a team to develop high-quality collections, conduct assessment of collections and services, develop research and learning tools, and engage in long-term planning.

He will also be responsible for selecting and managing collections in all formats for his subject areas, including resources related to Persian-speaking countries and Northern and Western African countries.

Previously, Abou El Seoud was the lead library assistant for technical services at the library of Santa Monica College in Santa Monica, CA. He also served as a senior cataloging and outsourcing supervisor at the American University in Cairo.

He holds an M.A. and B.A. in library and information science from Cairo University in Egypt, where he is currently enrolled in the library and information science Ph.D. program.

Reach Mohamed Abou El Seoud at (919) 843-3859 or



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