Meet the Team

Photo of OIL's Librarians


Dr Gillian Evison

Gillian is the Bodleian Libraries Keeper of Oriental Collections and a Subject Librarian for classical Indian studies. She has a particular interest in digital projects. When out of the office she plays the oboe and enjoys growing cacti and succulents.

Minh Chung

Minh is the Korean Subject Librarian, currently engaged on a major Window on Korea project in addition to his other responsibilities as Librarian in Charge at the Chinese Studies Library. Out of the office he is the senior instructor of the Oxford University KDS karate Club, and teaches at the University Club on Mondays and at the University Sports Centre on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Emma Mathieson

Emma is the Subject Librarian for modern South Asian studies. She loves reading and cooking, and was once chased by a cow in Varanasi.

Lydia Wright

Lydia is the Subject Librarian for the Middle Eastern and Islamic Collections, including Arabic, Persian, Turkish and for the Armenian, Georgian and Central Asian collections. She has a keen interest in Islamic Art.


Reader Services

Frank Egerton

Frank is Operations Manager for Section 3 of the Bodleian Humanities Libraries, which comprises the Sackler, Taylor and Oriental Institute Libraries.

Lidio Ferrando

Lidio, our Senior Library Assistant and Reader Services Supervisor, is a graduate in Philosophy.  In his spare time he likes reading in different languages, and among his favourite subjects are history, economics, politics and poetry.  He relishes fine meals and bread making.

Katie Guest

Katie works at the Library as a Library Assistant two afternoons a week, working the rest of the time as a theses cataloguer.  Outside of work she maintains a keen interest in social media, cricket and crafts including knitting and crochet.  She is also a keen runner having participated in last year's Oxford Half Marathon and this year's Town & Gown 10k.

Dr Vasiliki Giannopoulou

Vasiliki, the most recent Library Assistant to join the team, is a researcher in Classics. Her big project is revising her D.Phil. (Fortune and Chance in Ancient Greece) for publication in the Oxford Classical Monograph Series, OUP.

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