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Maldives Library Association (MLA) was registered at the Ministry of Home Affairs on 11th March 1987. The two founders of the Association are; Ms. Habeeba Hussain Habeeb (Fmr. Assistant Executive Director of the National Library) and Ms. Zulfa Mohamed (Fmr. Director of the National Library) with the assistance of an overseas advisor, Ms. Janet Fleming, who worked at the National Library from 1986 to 1987.

The main aim of the MLA is to work towards developing the libraries and the field of librarianship in the Maldives, by establishing and coordinating a sustainable network of libraries, librarians and information managers.

The current (Jan 2014- Dec 2016) MLA council members are:

  • Ms. Mahasin Ahmed Didi (President)
  • Ms. Aminath Riyaz, (Adviser) – default post as the President of the last term
  • Ms. Fathimath Nashath (Vice President)
  • Ms. Fathimath Shiham (Editor)
  • Ms. Asiyath Subath (Secretary)
  • Ms. Aishath Shabana (Assistant Secretary)
  • Ms. Samiya Mohamed (Training officer)
  • Ms. Shafeea Shakir (Treasurer)
  • Ms. Shadhiya Adhnan (Public Relations Officer)
  • Ms. Rishfa Ibrahim (additional member)
  • Ms. Salwa Kareem (additional member)
MLA Council members 2014-2015

MLA Council Members 2014 & 2015 (From left to right – top row: Mahasin Ahmed Didi, Aminath Riyaz, Fathimath Nashath; Second row: Fathimath Shiham, Asiyath Subath, Aishath Shabana, Samiya Mohamed; Third row: Shafeea Shakir, Shadiya Adhnan, Rishfa Ibrahim, Salwa Kareem)

Founder members:

  • Ms. Habeeba Hussain Habeeb
  • Ms. Zulfa Mohamed

 

Past Council members:

June 2012- Jan 2014

  • Ms. Aminath Riyaz (President)
  • Ms. Aishath Shabana, (Adviser) – default post as the President of the last term
  • Ms. Fathimath Nashath (Vice President)
  • Ms. Fathimath Nashfa (Editor)
  • Ms. Aminath Shazina (Secretary)
  • Ms. Fathimath Visala (Assistant Secretary) – resigned mid-term
  • Ms. Rugiyya Sajidha (Assistant Secretary) – elected mid-term for the vacant post
  • Ms. Athiyya Shakeel (Training officer)
  • Ms. Aminath Shiuna (Public Relations Officer)
  • Ms. Shafeea Shakir (Treasurer)
  • Ms. Samiya Mohamed (additional member)
  • Ms. Riyaza Mohamed (additional member)
MLA Council members 2012-2013

MLA Council Members 2012 & 2013 (From lef to right – top row: Aminath Riyaz, Aishath Shabana, Fathmath Nashfa; Second row: Aminath Shazina, Fathimath Visala, Rugiyya Sajidha, Athiyya Shakeel; Third row: Aminath Shiuna, Shafeea Shakir, Samiya Mohamed, Riyaza Mohamed.)

Jan 2011- Dec 2012

  • Ms. Aishath Shabana, MNU (President)
  • Ms. Habeeba Hussain Habeeb, NL retired (Advisor)
  • Ms. Fathmath Shiham, NLM (Vice President)
  • Ms. Aminath Riyaz, MNU (Editor)
  • Ms. Aminath Shiuna, MNU (Secretary)
  • Ms. Thuzuhath Ahmed (Assistant secretary) – resigned mid-term
  • Ms. Fathimath Nashath (Assistant Secretary) – elected mid-term for the vacated post
  • Ms. Athiyya Shakeel, MNU (Training officer)
  • Ms. Guleyfa Mohamed, NL (Public Relations Officer) – resigned mid-term
  • Ms. Aishath Afra Waheed, MNU (Public Relations Officer)- elected mid-term for the vacated post
  • Ms. Fathimath Nashfa, MNU (Treasurer)
  • Mr. Mohamed Faisal, MNDF (additional member) – resigned mid-term
  • Mr. Ibrahim Shiyam, NLM (additional member) – elected mid-term for the vacated post
  • Ms. Nafha Mohamed Ahmed (additional member) – resigned mid-term
  • Mr. Amman Adam, (additional member) – elected mid-term for the vacated post

Jan 2007- Jan 2010

  • Ms. Aishath Shabana, MCHE (President)
  • Ms. Habeeba Hussain Habeeb, NL retired (Adviser)
  • Ms. Fathmath Shiham, NL (Vice President)
  • Mr. Mohamed Rasheed, Rasheed Library (Vice President)
  • Ms. Zulfa Mohamed, NL (Editor)
  • Ms. Hawwa Nasiha, NL (Sub editor)
  • Ms. Aminath Shiuna, MCHE (Secretary)
  • Ms. Fathmath Nashath, NL (Assistant secretary)
  • Ms. Athiyya Shakeel, MCHE (Training officer)
  • Ms. Aminath Shehenaz, NL (Public Relations Officer)
  • Mr. Gayoom, NL (Treasurer)

 

Dec 2004- Dec 2006

  • Ms. Habeeba Hussain Habeeb, NL (President)
  • Mr. Easa Mohamed Sameer, MCHE (Adviser)
  • Ms. Aminath Riyaz, MCHE (Vice President)
  • Mr. Mohamed Rasheed, Rasheed Library (Vice President)
  • Ms. Fathmath Muneera, NL (Editor)
  • Ms. Aishath Shiuna, MNDF (Sub editor)
  • Ms. Hawwa Nasiha /Aminath Shehenaz [Aminath Ibrahim Didi], NL (Secretary)
  • Ms. Aminath Shehenaz / Mariyam Ameena (Assistant secretary)
  • Ms. Thifla Umar, NL (Training officer)
  • Ms. Shaliya Adam, NL (Public Relations Officer)
  • Ms. Zulfa Mohamed, NL / Saniyya Abdulla, NL  (Treasurer)

1997, 1998

  • Ms. Habeeba Hussain Habeeb, NL (President – also Editor by default)
  • Ms. Muneera (Adviser)
  • Ms. Zulfa Mohamed, NL (Vice President)
  • Ms. Aishath Shabana, FHS (Sub-Editor)
  • Ms. Hawwa Nasiha, NL (Secretary)
  • Ms. Badhurunisa Abdulla, NL (Assistant secretary)
  • Ms. Thifla Umar, NL (Training Officer)
  • ? (Public Relations Officer)
  • ? (Treasurer)

1992

  • Ms. Zulfa Mohamed, NL (President)
  • ?

The first MLA Council, 1987

  • Habeeba Hussain Habeeb, NL (President)
  • Vaseema Mohamed (Vice President)
  • Janet Fleming (Secretary)
  • Zulfa Mohamed (Assistant Secretary)
  • Alastair MacLeod (Training Officer)
  • Ibrahim Sabir (Public Relations Officer)
 

2 responses to “About Us

  1. Anthu Riyaz

    May 12, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Dear MLA well wishers and experienced members,

    Please help complete the lists and clarify the queries marked with “?”.
    I have not been able to trace some of the previous records.

     

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