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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
Gihan Mohsen Baraka Communications Manager +974 44546034
Hanan H. Farajalla Human Resources Manager +974 44540453

Digital Initiatives

Krishna Roy Chowdhury Director of Digital Initiatives +974 44540408
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
Buthaina Al Janahi Head of Partnerships +974 44546702
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Latest News

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Training Sessions on Selected Music Online Resources


Qatar National Library is offering free hands-on training sessions on the effective use of selected music online resources: Naxos, Oxford University Press, OverDrive and ProQuest. These platforms contain audio streaming of music recordings as well as journal articles and ebooks in various fields of music.

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Qatar National Library Celebrates National Sports Day


Horsemanship has always been a cherished sport in Qatar, reflecting the region’s pride in its Arab and Islamic equine traditions. Learning about the country’s rich equine legacy is one of the many ways the people of Qatar can celebrate National Sport Day, and there is no better reference on the sport than the Qatar Digital Library (QDL), which houses thousands of digital manuscripts and books on horse-riding and equine medicine written in the golden age of Islamic civilization.

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