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Meet the Team

General Inquiries +974 44546039

Office of the Executive Director

Dr. Sohair Wastawy Executive Director  

Operations and Strategic Planning

Saadi Al Said Deputy Executive Director - Operations and Strategic Planning +974 44540391
Khalid Bader Al-Yazeedi Operations Director +974 44546895
Lolwa A Al Naemi Facilities Manager +974 44542534
Hanan H. Farajalla Human Resources Manager +974 44540453

International Relations & Communications

Dr. Stuart James Hamilton Deputy Executive Director - International Relations & Communications +974 44542544
Gihan Mohsen Baraka Communications Manager +974 44546034
Buthaina Al Janahi Head of Partnerships +974 44546702

Digital Initiatives

Hassan M Alawad Director of Digital Initiatives +974 44542937
Amr Farouk El Masry Library Management System Manager +974 44542552
Vivek Yadava Head of Library Systems +974 44547230
Armin Straube Head, Data Curation +974 44541551
Mohammed Fathi Ibrahim Abo Ouda Head, Web Services +974 44547190
Samia Hassan Al-Shiba Head of Digitization Services +974 44545757

Research and Learning

Abeer Saad Al Kuwari Director of Research & Learning +974 44546436
Hind AlKhulaifi Head of Children & Young Adults +974 44542540
Jooza R. Al Marri Public Services Manager +974 44540420
Dr. Nouf Khashman Outreach & Community Engagement Manager +974 44546661

Content and Access Services

Ashraf Tawfiq Al Rihani Director of Content and Access Services +974 44547227
Katia Medawar Head of Access Services +974 44547260
Steve Harwood Head of Cataloging +974 44547231
Henry Owino Head of Acquisitions +974 44545845
Milan Vasiljevic Head of e-Resources +974 44540387

Distinctive Collections

Mohammed H. Fikri Director of Distinctive Collections +974 44542551
Stephane J. Ipert Preservation & Conservation Manager +974 44548147
Dr. Lekoko S. Kenosi Head of Manuscripts & Archives +974 44540537
Aysha H. Al-Ansari Head of Heritage Collection +974 44542553
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Qatar National Library (QNL), in collaboration with Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press), and the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region, has launched the second workshop of the ‘Books - Made in Qatar’ initiative. The workshop is dedicated to the development of Qatari illustrators and is being organized as part of the official Qatar Germany 2017 Year of Culture program.

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Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra (QPO) and Qatar National Library (QNL) have collaborated to curate playlists that can be streamed for free by all residents of Qatar, who have a membership with QNL, through the Naxos Music Library’s online database.

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