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Shaikha Al Mehairi

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority
Head of Cultural Resources Centre
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Shaikha Al Muhairi is a librarian and educator. She holds a BA in English language and literature and a Masters degree in Educational Leadership. She worked as a teacher for the Ministry of Education in Abu Dhabi for 11 years. Then she moved to Zayed University where she worked as a librarian and instructor for 7 years. She worked for a development agency where she was responsible for community development, adult education, higher education, and employment of the residents of the western region of Abu Dhabi. She became the head of public libraries in Authority of Tourism & Culture in 2011 and currently she heads the Cultural Resources Center in the Culture sector of the same organisation.
Throughout her career,Shaikha has been an advocate of reading and children literature. She has trained teachers and librarians through the Ministry of Education and Abu Dhabi Education Council for many years on strategies of reading, attracting children to books and parents involvement in reading.She has worked with young authors to publish their books.