Dr Najmeh Shaghaei

Head of Libraries, University Library of Southern Denmark

Najmeh is a co-chair of LIBER Leadership Programmes Working Group and member of LIBER Conference Programme Committee. She has nearly 29 years of leadership development experience within the context of the university library, giving career development counseling.

Dr. Shaghaei currently works at the University Library of Southern Denmark as Head of Libraries, where she also has oversight of Internationalization. In addition, she is an affiliated Assistant Professor at the Center for Organizing Social Sustainability in the Institute of Design, Media, and Educational Science at the university. Moreover, Najmeh is a member of the Advisory Board for Open Knowledge Maps Association in Austria. Najmeh has a background as a researcher in Change Management and working on a number of international projects and doing research related to leadership, Knowledge Management, Open Science and Sustainability.

Dr Shaghaei has extensive experience in leadership and has written and spoken on leadership and change management, the future of research libraries, diversity, sustainability, and the role research libraries play to advance productivity in teaching and research.