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
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
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.