Library Director wins 2nd Award in Arab competition Pioneer librarians

The Director of Yusuf Ahmad Al Ghanim at Birzeit University Diana Nasir Sayej was ranked second in the Pioneer Women Librarian Award for 2017, which was organized by the Library Experts Organization in the Arab world.

The award recognized Sayej as an expert and valuable resource to the success of Birzeit University’s library and the knowledge community in the Arab world.

Sayej assured that libraries are able to shape the future of learning, research and culture in the Arab world. She assured the librarians are integral and active parts of the educational process.

Sayej has been the director of the main library at Birzeit University since 1998. She is the founder of FADA, first open repository of Birzeit University, and is the Coordinator of PALICO since 2015. Sayej serves as Palestine’s Coordinator to EIFL; the Electronic Information for libraries.