Dr. Abdul Karim Al-Zaid has been a deputy general supervisor of the King Abdul Aziz Public Library in Riyadh since 1996. He is also an assistant professor at the College of Computer and Information Sciences at Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University, Riyadh.
Al-Zaid is an expert in information studies and library sciences, and a researcher in historical and cultural studies.
He gained a bachelor’s degree in libraries and information from the College of Social Sciences from Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University in 1983 and a master’s degree in the same field from Wisconsin University in 1989. Al-Zaid also attained his Ph.D. in the same field from Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University in 1995.
Al-Zaid has participated in many conferences and seminars in the fields of cultural, historical and cognitive dialogue, and served as a member of many specialized committees, including as a member of the board of directors of the King Abdul Aziz Public Library, a member of the board of directors of King Abdul Aziz Circuit and a member of the advisory board of the chair of Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Tuwaijri at Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University.
He has also participated in activating cultural relations between Saudi Arabia and China.
Al-Zaid has supervised a number of Hajj exhibitions in London and Paris, as well as many exhibitions specializing in the fields of libraries, translation, documents and Islamic manuscripts. He participated in the activation of dozens of cultural and cognitive projects and programs in the fields of technology and libraries, and worked as a member of associations developing the structure of libraries and cultural centers in the Kingdom.