Fellow: Shah
Elected: 2023
Discipline: History, Theory and Practice of the Creative and Performing Arts
Ms Amina Shah
National Librarian and Chief Executive, National Library of Scotland
Amina Shah is the National Librarian and Chief Executive of the National Library of Scotland. She has more than 25 years’ experience across the library and cultural sector, including both public and academic libraries. She was a previous CEO of the Scottish Library and Information Council and Director of Programme at the Scottish Book Trust, is past President of CILIP in Scotland, a Trustee of StAnza Poetry Festival and a Visiting Professor at Robert Gordon University’s School of Cultural and Creative Business. Amina has a strong interest in the role libraries, education, literature and culture play in empowering individuals and communities and how organisations can work collaboratively and creatively to maximise their impact and reach.