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Meet the Team

General Inquiries +974 44546039

Office of the Director

Dr. Sohair Wastawy Executive Director

Branch Affairs

Abeer Saad Al Kuwari QNL Branch Affairs +974 44546436

Administration and Planning

Saadi Al Said Director for Administration and Planning +974 44540391
Khalid Bader Al-Yazeedi Operation Manager +974 44546895
Lolwa A Al Naemi Facilities and Logistics Manager
Gihan Mohsen Baraka Head of Library Relations and Communications +974 44546034

Library Information Technology

Krishna Roy Chowdhury Director for Library Information Technology +974 44540408
Amr Farouk El Masry Library Systems Manager +974 44542552
Vivek Yadava Head of Library Systems +974 44547230
Armin Straube Head of Research Data Curation +974 44541551
Mohammed Fathi Ibrahim Abo Ouda Head of Digital Library Repository +974 44547190
Samia Hassan Al-Shiba Head of Digitization +974 44545757

Public Services

Allan Groen Director for Public Services +974 44540418
Hind AlKhulaifi Head of Children's Section
Jooza R. Al Marri Manager, Reference Library Services +974 44540420
Dr. Nouf Khashman Head of Community Learning and Engagement +974 44546661

Technical Services

Ashraf Tawfiq Al Rihani Director for Technical 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

Special Collections and Archives (Including the Heritage Collection)

Mohammed H. Fikri Director of Special Collections and Archives +974 44542551
Stephane J. Ipert Head of Preservation and Conservation +974 44548147
Dr. Lekoko S. Kenosi Head of Archives +974 44540537
Aysha H. Al-Ansari Head of Collections +974 44542553
Buthaina Al Janahi Head of Partnerships +974 44546702
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