SOAS University of London


Library and Information Services Directorate Staff

Director of Library and Information Services

John Robinson, BA (English & Communications), MA (Education Management)

Assistant Director (Research Library Services)
Christine Wise BA(Hons) MA DipLib MCLIP MCMI CMgr

Assistant Director (Information Systems)
Martin Whiteside BSc (Plymouth) DIC FRGS ARSM

Assistant Director (Customer Services & Operations)
Regina Everitt BA (Journalism) MSc (Library & Information Sciences) MCLIP, FLF


Winifred Assan
Senior Library Assistant (Reader Services)
Archives Assistant (Special Collections)
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Vicky Bird
Subject Librarian (Economics, Politics, Finance & Management)
Vicky Bird
  • Tel: 020 7898 4147
  • Email:
  • Room: C2
  • On Sabbatical:On maternity leave 2016-2017

Mary Fisk
Subject Librarian (History & Religions, Ancient Near East, Semitics & Judaica)
Mary Seeley

Ludi Price 柏詠璇
Senior Library Assistant (Far Eastern Languages)
Ludi Price
  • Tel: 0207 898 4156
  • Email:
  • Room: Library - E10
  • Office Hours: Tues-Wed 9:30-17:30, and Thurs 9:30-13:00.
Sophie Salffner
Digital Archivist
Sophie Salffner

Sophie is a trained linguist with a background in language documentation and field research. As the Digital Archivist at the Endangered Languages Archive Sophie provides advice and training on all aspects of data management, metadata preparation and digital archiving.

Val Siama
Senior Library Assistant (Reader Services)
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Harry Stephens
Senior Library Assistant (Acquisitions and Bibliographic Services)
Archives Assistant (Special Collections)
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Galia Umansky
Subject Librarian: Politics, Economics, Finance and Management (Maternity Cover)
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Burzine K Waghmar
Senior Library Assistant (Acquisitions and Bibliographic Services)
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Indo-Iranian History, Historical Geography and Philology (Avestan, Old Persian, Parthian, Pahlavi, Sanskrit, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Urdu, Pashto, Balochi and Kashmiri); Languages and Religions of Late Antiquity and the Silk Road (Bactrian, Khotanese, Sogdian, contacts among Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism and early Islam); Pakistan studies (Ancient and early Medieval History, Dardic and Nuristani dialectology, ethnography and topography of NWFP, FATA, Northern Areas and Trans-Karakoram Tract); Pakistani minorities; HUMINT counterterrorism and linguistic analysis; South Asian Muslim psycho-sociology; Muslim non-Muslim relations (Iran, Pakistan, Bangladesh).

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  • Office Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
James Ward
Shelving supervisor, Dagenham offsite store (ABS)
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  • Tel: 07860 755 875
  • Email:
  • Room: Library - E10 / Dagenham offsite store

LIS Service Desk

Multimedia & Print Services

Steve Redding
Print Room Manager
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Contact Steve and he will let you know when he can produce your books, brochures and leaflets in-house.

Dave Conroy
Senior Printer
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David can be contacted for support with in-house printing requests.

LIS Information Systems


Desktop & Applications Team

Jahan Latif
Microcomputing Support Analyst
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  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4975
  • Room: L62

Corporate Systems Business Services

Liz Maggs
Head of Corporate Systems (Business Services)
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Corporate Systems Academic Services