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NLS announces new Chief Executive

16 July 2021

The National Library of Scotland (NLS) has appointed Amina Shah as its new Chief Executive and National Librarian. Ms Shah is known at the Library having served as Trustee, and brings a wealth of leadership experience from both public and academic libraries to the Chief Executive role.

Ms Shah joins the Library from the University of St Andrews Libraries and Museums and was previously Director of Programme at the Scottish Book Trust - a role that was instrumental in promoting literacy and a diverse reading and writing community in Scotland.

Ms Shah will take up her post as Chief Executive and National Librarian on 4 October. The current National Librarian, Dr John Scally, retires on 1 October.

For more on this, see the NLS press release and news story of 16 July 2021.