The Maldives Library Association annual general meeting was held on 25 January 2014 at the National Art Gallery Hall at the National Library Building, from 5:00pm to 6:00 pm where a new MLA council was elected.
The annual report for 2013 was presented at the meeting, and the activity calendar for the current year was shared and planned to be approved at the first council meeting.
Changes regarding membership was also proposed and approved at the meeting.
The new MLA Council was elected as stipulated in the MLA Constitution, by popular vote by the members present at the meeting.
The new composition of the MLA Council are as follows (for a two year term commencing 25 January 2014):
Ms Mahasin Ahmed Didi (National Library of Maldives)
Ms Aminath Riyaz (Post Grad research student at Curtin University)
- Vice President:
Ms Fathimath Nashath (Villa College)
Ms Fathimath Shiham (National Library of Maldives)
Ms Asiyath Subath (National Library of Maldives)
- Assistant Secretary:
Ms Aishath Shabana (The Maldives National University Library)
- Training Officer
Ms Samiya Mohamed (Auditor General’s Office)
Ms Shafeea Shakir (National Library of Maldives)
- Public Relations Officer:
Ms Shadiya Adnan (Student at Faculty of Arts)
- General Council member (other member1):
Ms Rishfa Ibrahim (The Maldives National University Library)
- General Council member (other member2):
Ms Salwa Kareem (Kalaafaanu School)
For new members, a warm welcome to the Maldives Library Association and looking forward to two robust and active years of library advocacy in the Maldives. As pointed out by the outgoing president Aminath Riyaz “The Association has a great responsibility for increasing awareness of the importance of the library as a vital community institution and promoting the “librarian” as a worthy profession”.