George N. Atiyeh

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George N. Atiyeh (1923 – April 21, 2008) was a Lebanese librarian and scholar. He was head of the Near East Section of the Library of Congress from 1991 to 1994.[1]

Atiyeh was born in Amioun, Lebanon in 1923, and received a master's degree from the American University of Beirut in 1950, and a doctorate in the history of philosophy from the University of Chicago in 1954.[1] He was a founding member of the Middle East Librarians Association (MELA), and in 1999, MELA honored him by creating the George Atiyeh Prize to offer financial support for individuals attending MELA meetings.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Obituaries: George Atiyeh, 84, librarian, scholar. Boston Globe. May 3, 2008.
  2. George Atiyeh Prize. Middle East Librarians Association.