Middle East Librarians Association (MELA)

Founded in 1972. Membership: 156. Website MELA is a private nonprofit, nonpolitical organization of librarians and other persons interested in aspects of librarianship that support the study of the Middle East, North Africa and the Islamic world. MELA promotes communication among members and shares information about and encourages cooperation among Middle East libraries, collections, and individual members through meetings and newsletters. Annual dues include a subscription to the journal, MELA Notes. The journal is also available through JSTOR. MELA meets annually in conjunction with MESA. President (2019-20): Leila Hussein Moustafa. Vice President/Program Chair (2019-20): Roberta L. Dougherty. Secretary-Treasurer (2019-2022): William J. Kopycki. Anyone interested in Middle East librarianship may subscribe to the Association’s MELANET mailing list

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