Ilaria Gianfranceschi is a library assistant in the Aga Khan Library (AKL). Her responsibility is to assist students and visitors to the library. Another important goal for her is contributing to the AKL's growth through her ideas and experience.

Ilaria has a bachelor's degree in Middle Eastern Studies and Languages from the Ca' Foscari University of Venice. She is currently enrolled at SOAS and writing her final dissertation on Ottoman architecture.