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Lamia Eid

  • Position: Senior Instructor, Associate Dean
  • Department: Libraries and Learning Technologies
  • Email: lamiaeid@aucegypt.edu
Brief Biography

Lamia Eid's extensive background includes over 30 years of executive leadership roles in academic and public institutions. She has been the associate dean of the library since 2016 providing vision and leadership for an evolving, comprehensive operation of diverse and inclusive library services, research support, instruction, collections and continuing resources. She plays a significant role in all aspects of library-wide planning, budgeting, personnel planning and management, and policy development. In addition, Eid shares the responsibilities for general decision-making, strategic planning, assessment, resource management, and library policies and procedures development.

She has been the interim dean of libraries from 2019 to 2020 and continues to act on behalf of the libraries in the absence of the dean. Before her appointment as the associate dean, she held a variety of leadership roles within The American University in Cairo (AUC) as the University Ombuds between 2013 to 2016, as the founding director of the Center of Excellence for the Middle East and Arab Cultures in the AUC libraries, as the director of libraries external relations at AUC, and as the founding director of the Misr (formerly Mubarak) Public Library; an international cooperation agreement between the German Bertelsmann Foundation, the Egyptian Ministry of Culture and the Integrated Care Society. 

She held a consultancy for the Dar al- Aathar al-Islamiyyah Library in Kuwait. She is also a member of several local and international committees, including the Egyptian Library Association, the American Library Association (ALA), AMICAL, a consortium of American international liberal arts institutions, and is the library's designated SHARES, Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) liaison. She is also a member of the International Ombudsman Association and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).

  • BA in Political Science (minor Psychology) AUC, 1982
  • MA the Middle East History, Arabic Studies Department, AUC, 1992.
  • Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law: Training Course on Human Rights Information and Documentation for Librarians and 2004
  • Foundations of Organizational Ombudsman Practice April 2013
  • Foundations of Organizational Ombudsman Practice: the Next step for New or Growing Programs April 2013
  • Organizational Ombudsman Practitioners Series April 2014
  • Trained Mediator. Completed forty hours of mediation training in accordance with M.G.L. ch. 233 sec 23C with MWI in Boston, MA. May 2015
  • Egyptian Library Association award June 2008 in recognition for the establishment of the Misr (Mubarak) Public Library
  • The AUC President’s Catalysts for Change Award 2013
  • Academic library leadership and management
  • Dispute resolutions and mediation
  • Classical and medieval Islamic history