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Mr John Robinson

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

Overview

John Robinson
Library & Information Services (LIS)

Director of Library and Information Services

Name:
Mr John Robinson
Email address:
Telephone:
+44 (0) 20 7898 4160
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Website:
https://blogs.soas.ac.uk/dirlis

Biography

John joined SOAS as Director of Library and Information Services in March 2009, having worked
in a variety of roles in the university sector since 1974. Immediately before joining SOAS he was at
King’s College London as JISC Director of Services, responsible for the JISC services portfolio which
includes JANET (the national academic network), JISC Collections and a number of support and
advisory services. Library and Information Services includes the SOAS Library, Information Systems,
ICT, MultiMedia and Print Services, supporting SOAS’ staff, students and external visitors. He sits on a
number of external bodies including the Board of Research Libraries UK (RLUK).

Current Committee Membership

  • Governing Body
  • Academic Board (Ex-Officio)
  • Estates & Infrastructure Committee (Ex-Officio)
  • Information Strategy Committee (Secretary)
  • Research & Enterprise Committee (Ex-Officio)
  • Student Experience Committee (Ex-Officio)

Publications

Authored Books

Robinson, John and Smith, Stephen (1990) Working Musicians. Fremantle, Western Australia: Fremantle Arts Centre Press.

Book Chapters

Robinson, John (2009) 'Spinning the disks - lessons from the circus.' In: Baker, David and Evans, Wendy, (eds.), Digital Library Economics. Oxford: Chandos Publishing, pp. 227-246. (Chandos Information Professional Series)

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