FaceOf: Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rashid, secretary-general of King Fahd National Library

Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rashid
Updated 22 September 2018
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FaceOf: Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rashid, secretary-general of King Fahd National Library

  • Mohammed Al-Rashid obtained a master’s degree in library and information science from Clarion University in Pennsylvania in the US

Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rashid has been secretary-general of King Fahd National Library in Riyadh since 2010.
The library holds more than 8,600 books in Arabic and other languages. It also hosts the national archive of historical photos that consists of more than 70,000 photos of kings, princes, and Saudi regions. It also includes 390 paintings by Saudi artists and 100 rare maps of the Kingdom.
Al-Rashid was born in Riyadh in 1965. He holds a bachelor’s degree in law systems from King Saud University in Riyadh, which he received in 1987.
In 1991, he obtained a master’s degree in library and information science from Clarion University in Pennsylvania in the US.
Al-Rashid joined King Fahd National Library in 1987 as one of its founders. After completing his master’s, he was appointed as a library researcher, and moved along ranks to head the International Standard Book Number Administration.
Four years later, he became the acting manager of the Legal Deposit and Registration Administration. In 2000, he served as an acting supervisor of the General Administration of Administrative and Financial Affairs and by the following year, he became the general manager of user services administration
Al-Rashid is a member of the board of the King Abdul Aziz Foundation for Research and Archives and a member of the Library Science Department Promotion Committee at King Saud University and the Saudi Library Society.


Braun Strowman to face Bobby Lashley at WWE Super Showdown in Jeddah

Updated 19 May 2019
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Braun Strowman to face Bobby Lashley at WWE Super Showdown in Jeddah

WWE Superstar Braun Strowman will go head-to-head with Bobby Lashley at WWE Super ShowDown next month in Jeddah.

The two superstars will wrestle on Friday, June 7 at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium.

Hosted by the Saudi General Sports Authority, the show will also feature the first-ever match between WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg and Undertaker. Triple H will also go against Randy Orton as they create another chapter of their storied rivalry.

There will also be a 50-Man Battle Royal—the largest in WWE history.

Tickets are available at www.sharek.sa with prices start at 25 SA ($6).