Shah Hussain

Collections Development Librarian

​Shah is the collections librarian for the Aga Khan Library. He is a qualified librarian with a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from London Metropolitan University.

He is a graduate of the IIS’ Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities. He also holds two further master’s degrees: Social Anthropology from SOAS University of London, and International Relations from the University of Peshawar in Pakistan.

Shah’s responsibilities include collection development, reference assistance and library liaison. He is also compiling an annotated bibliography of literature on the Aga Khan Development Network.

Before becoming our collections librarian, Shah worked in many other capacities and undertook many projects in the IIS library. As Keeper of the Special Collections, he initiated and managed the microfilming and cataloguing of the library manuscripts.