Ansari in 2007
|Other names||Noushin Ansari|
|Education||PhD in Library Sciences|
|Occupation||University Professor, Educator and Secretary General Of Children's book council Of Iran|
|Parent(s)||Abdolhussein Masoud Ansari and Fatemeh Masoud Ansari|
Her parents were diplomats; therefore she was exposed to many languages and cultures in Asia and Europe. In 1958-1960 she studied librarianship in Geneva, a discipline she continued at McGill University and at the University of Toronto. She worked as a librarian at the Delhi Public Library, and Tehran University Central library, and was Library Director at the Faculty of Literature and Humanities at Tehran University. In 1962 she married Mehdi Mohaghegh, a renowned Iranian university professor and scholar.
Noushafarin Ansari started teaching at the Faculty of Library and Information Science at Tehran University in 1968 and retired in 2000. Early in her career she joined the Children's Book Council of Iran, a non profit organization, and was elected Secretary General in 1978 to date; she has played a substantial role in the development of this organization. She was awarded the Iran National Book Award in 1988, was a keynote speaker at the 28th IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) Congress in Basel Switzerland in 2002, and was nationally honored by the Society for the Appreciation of Cultural Works and Dignitaries in Tehran in 2004.
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