Dr. Abdulrahman Alasem holds a Ph.D. in Content Management from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. He has worked on a range research projects in the field of libraries and information in partnership with several governmental, private, and non-profit institutions. He has had many scientific research papers published on library and information science, information engineering, usability, and information seeking behaviors.
Alasem has vast experience in the cultural sector, having worked as a supervisor at the Ministry of Culture and the Information Agency for Cultural Affairs. He has also been a member of several higher supervisory committees for major cultural projects such as Souq Okaz and the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival, and served as supervisor of the Riyadh and Jeddah International Book Fairs. Additionally, he has academic accreditation expertize as an associate professor at the College of Computer and Information Sciences at Imam Mohammad bin Saud Islamic University (IMSIU). Alasem has also served as Department President and as Deputy of the Deanship of Graduates for Development and Duality. Simultaneously, he oversaw the establishment of the Center for Documentation and Archives at the university and has also worked as a consultant to many governmental and non-profit institutions.
Message from the CEO
"Since the establishment of the Libraries Commission in February 2020, we have been working to support the libraries sector across all areas, including universities, schools and private libraries.
The Commission looks forward to empowering and developing the sector and its various services in a way that ensures efficiency, boosts public engagement and institutional work, and contributes to the Ministry of Culture’s three objectives:
Promoting culture as a way of life.
Enabling culture to contribute to economic growth.
Creating opportunities for international cultural exchange.
In line with Vision 2030’s strategic themes of building a vibrant society, a thriving economy, and an ambitious nation, the Libraries Commission seeks to develop the sector and enhance opportunities and capabilities through three main pillars, which include: Empowering the community of the libraries sector; Improving public engagement; and Building the Commission’s financial and operational capacities.
This website was launched to enhance communication with all segments of society, and to provide all services necessary to ensuring the achievement of strategic objectives, and more effective cooperation.
Together, we will achieve an information society and build houses of expertise, knowledge and culture to serve the sector and all groups of society."
Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Asem
CEO of the Libraries Commission