Lokman I. Meho, MLS, PhD

 Chief University Librarian, Associate Professor

Dr. Lokman l. Meho

Dr. Lokman Meho received his Ph.D. in Library and Information Science in 2001 from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After three years as Assistant Professor of Library Science at the State University of New York at Albany, he moved to Indiana University Bloomington where he was promoted to Associate Professor and received tenure. Dr. Meho is author of 30 journal articles—mostly quantitative studies intended to influence research policy and practice. His work highlights disparities in research, showing faculty and institutions how they compare to their peers to help them in decision making and planning. Dr. Meho is a recipient of several teaching, research, and service awards. He taught reference, research consulting, and collection development and management to over 1200 graduate students.Google Scholar of Lokman I. Meho

Mobile:+961 (3) 011-611
Office: +961 (1) 350-000
American University of Beirut
P.O. Box 11-236 – Riad El Solh
Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
PUBLICATIONS (cited over 5,000 times, including citations in 20 different Wikipedia articles)
Research Grants and Awards
  • Lebanese Library Association 4th Conference, in collaboration with Asia and Oceania Regional Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. Presentation on the role of bibliometrics in transforming the library on campus (Beirut, Lebanon, May 9-11, 2018)
  • Middle East Medical Assembly 49th Conference. Presentation on “Arab mental health research and collaborations” (Beirut, Lebanon, April 19-22, 2018)
  • Lebanese Library Association 3rd Conference. Workshop on “Use of bibliometric tools and techniques in collection development and management” (Beirut, May 17, 2016)
  • GCC Committee of Library Deans and Directors 18th Annual Conference. Presentation on “Bibliometrics and university libraries” (Doha, Qatar, March 24, 2016)
  • Sharjah International Book Fair/ALA Library 2nd Conference. Presentation on “Library and information science education in the Arab world” (Expo Centre Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, November 13, 2015)
  • Keynote Speaker at the 1st Lebanese Library Association Conference. “Library and information science education in Lebanon” (Beirut, Lebanon, May 2011)
  • Open University (UK). A full day tutorial on “Bibliometrics explained: citation analysis, h-indexes, impact factors and more” (Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, June 22, 2009)
  • Special Libraries Association Conference, Science-Technology Division, “Citation tracking tools.” Presentation on citation databases (Washington, DC, June 16, 2009)
  • Special Libraries Association Conference, Chemistry Division, “A measures toolkit for librarians.” Presentation on citation-based indicators (Washington, DC, June 15, 2009)
  • Office of Vice-Provost of Faculty and Academic Affairs, Indiana University Bloomington. Presentations on citation analysis and research evaluation at promotion and tenure workshops for faculty, chairpersons, and deans (May 2008 and 2009)
  • Office of the Dean of Faculties, Indiana University Bloomington. Led workshops on citation analysis and research evaluation for promotion and tenure candidates. The workshops were also attended by deans and chairpersons (Summer 2006, 2008)
  • New York Academy of Sciences. Workshop on Mapping Science. Presentation on citation databases and the h-index. (New York, NY, April 4, 2006)
  • Awards
    • 2006 and 2007 Trustees Teaching Award, Indiana University Bloomington (given in recognition of “excellence in classroom teaching” in 2005 and 2006)
  • Courses Taught
    • Collection Development and Management (3)
    • Evaluation of Resources and Services (10)
    • Foundations of Librarianship and Information Services (3)
    • Information Technology Applications (5)
    • Database Searching (9)
    • Reference Resources and Services (17)
    • Social Science Information (5)
  • Student Papers (master students only, selected)
    • Adamick, J. (2010). Islam in Europe: A research guide. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 49(4), 310-315.
    • Anderson, J. (2009). Academic freedom in post-9/11 America: A research guide. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 49(1), 13-17.
    • Beard, M. (2008). C.S. Lewis: A guide to resources. Collection Building, 27(4), 144-148.
    • Betty, P. (2007). Haitian Americans: A research guide. Reference Services Review, 35(2), 230-248.
    • Bluemle, S. R. (2008). Emily Dickinson: A research guide. Reference Services Review, 36(3), 252-263.
    • Braune, S. M. (2005). Islam as practiced by the Kazaks: A bibliography for scholars. MELA Notes, (78), 1-17.
    • Dwyer, T. (2008). Unitarian Universalism: A research guide. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 47(3), 210-214.
    • Fogleman, S. (2009). A Research Guide on Islam in the Russian Federation. Slavic & East European Information Resources, 10:2-17.
    • Higgins, S. M. (2007). Afro-Latinos: An annotated guide for collection building. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 47(1), 10-15.
    • Horowitz, S. (2006). The Kelmscott Press and William Morris: A research guide. Art Documentation, 25(2), 60-65.
    • Meehan, W. F. III, & Murray, S. R. (2007). A pathfinder of reference sources for the sport of rowing. The Sports Journal, 10(4).
    • Monroe, A. (2008). American presidential power: A research guide. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 48(2), 122-127.
    • Polacek, K. M. (2007). Euthanasia: A guide to sources. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 46(3), 13-19.
    • Schlosser, M. (2006). Fair use in the digital environment: A research guide. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 46(1), 11-17.
    • Slough, R. (2009). Latino health: An annotated research guide. Reference Services Review, 37(2), 234-247.
    • Wadholm, G. M. (2008). Cultural diversity in Brazil: A guide to reference sources. Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 26(3), 63-80.
    • Waller, J. H. (2005). True simplicity: An annotated bibliography on the Shakers. Journal of Religious & Theological Information, 7(2): 75-90.
  • Editor (Editorial Board Member), Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (January 2016 to present)
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Information Science (January 2021 to present)
  • Research Assessment: providing in-depth analyses of research performance of faculty, academic units, journals, and institutions for hiring, promotion, and tenure decisions, as well as for ranking, benchmarking, and strategic planning purposes (2010 to present)
  • Promotion and tenure support: identifying potential reviewers for promotion and tenure for hundreds of faculty members
  • Referee for several journals
  • Outstanding Service Award,Department of Information Studies (formerly School of Information Science and Policy), University at Albany, University of New York (2001 – 2004)
  • Beta Phi Mu: The international library and information science honor society (Inducted on 12/19/2001)
  • Frank Porter Graham Graduate and Professional Student Honor Society, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Inducted on 05/11/2000)
  • Alpha Epsilon Lambda: The honor society of graduate and professional school students, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter (Inducted on 04/14/2000)
  • Faculty Assistantship, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1997  –  2001)
  • Special Talent Award, North Carolina Central University (Spring 1997)
  • Graduate Assistantship, American University of Beirut (1992 – 1996)
  • Undergraduate Fellowship, Hariri Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon (1986 – 1991)
Last updated: March 17, 2021