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John A Eilts

Curator, Islamic & Middle Eastern Collection


  • (650) 863-9002
251 Green East

John's role in the library

I build the library collections in the area of Islamic and Middle Eastern studies by purchase and solicitation of gifts in the languages of the Middle East and Islamic World as well as European languages about the subjects.  I also serve as a research resource for students, faculty and visiting scholars needing assistance in locating needed research materials.

Professional activities

Middle East Studies Association, Electronic Publications Committee

Middle East Librarians Association, various offices and committees.

The Islamic Manuscript Association, member

Middle East Microform Project, Executive Committee


BA, Political Science (Middle East Studies), Portland State University
Advanced Arabic, Harvard University
Arabic literature, American University in Cairo
MALS (Library Science), University of Michigan
AM, Near Eastern Languages & Literature (Turkish), University of Michigan