Reading promoter Ahmad Masjed-Jamei resigns to take helm at national library

January 16, 2017 - 19:9

TEHRAN – Reformist member of the Tehran City Council Ahmad Masjed-Jamei who is mostly known for the Ketabgardi, a reading campaign, has resigned to take the helm at the National Library and Archives of Iran (NLAI).

He published his resignation letter on his channel on   Telegram on Monday.

Masjed-Jamei, 60, served as culture minister from 2001 to 2005. In November 2014 during the 22nd Iran Book Week, he launched the Ketabgardi (“Tour of Bookstores”) to promote reading.

Seyyed Reza Salehi-Amiri held the position at the NLAI for over three years before November 1, 2016 when he was appointed to the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.  

Photo: Ahmad Masjed-Jamei (File photo)