Rana Abdulrahman

Information School

PhD researcher

Rana Abdulrahman
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Rana Abdulrahman
Information School
The Wave
2 Whitham Road
S10 2AH

I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University of Qatar, a Diploma of Academic Research and Methods and a Master of Library and Information Studies from University College London. I began my career as a User Experience Designer in Qatar Museums. As part of my placement for my Masters study, I worked at the Library of museum of Islamic Art and worked on collection for the library of the National Museum of Qatar. After finishing my MLIS, I worked as a research assistant for the Library and Information department at University College London. Since 2018, I have worked as an Information Services Librarian at Qatar National Library and an occasional lecturer at University College London.

PhD project

Title: "Digital Literacy Framework for Public Librarians in Qatar: A study for required public Librarian Competencies post Covid-19 Pandemic"

The perception of the library and subsequently the public librarians’ role changed when Covid-19 Pandemic hit the world, forcing social distancing and fear of objects’ role in spreading the illness, including books. This change made digital literacy key to public libraries to provide its services. This paper emphasises the need for the public library to create a framework for digital literacy to define the competencies required from the Librarians and the needs of the patrons to provide digital literacy-related services.


Research interests
  • Information Literacy
  • Digital Literacy
  • Library and Information Studies
  • Visual Methods
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