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Charles Jay Henry

Charles Jay Henry, American library and information scientist. Achievements include research in cybernetics and systems research.


  • Henry, Charles Jay was born on June 17, 1950 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Charles J. and June (Statz) Henry.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Northwest Missouri, 1972. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1977. Master of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1980.

      Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1987.


    • Instructor Columbia University, New York City, 1981-1982. Assistant to dean Columbia College, 1982-1985. Assistant director, division humanities, history Columbia Library., 1985-1991.

      Director library Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1991-1996. Director American Arts and Letters Network, 1995-1996. Vice-provost Rice University, Houston, 1996—2007.

      President Council on Library and Information Resources, since 2007. International research fellow London Guildhall University, since 1995. Board directors Questia Media Inc.

      Trustee Digital Library. Foundation, board directors Center Research Libraries. Senior advisor Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in cybernetics and systems research.


    • Co-author: Computing and Humanities: New Director, 1990, Our Cultural Commonwealth. Contributor articles to professional jours. Panel member, speaker in field.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Lecturers, symposia peace education United Nations, Peace Education Columbia University. President National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage, 2002-2003. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Library Association, Association Computers and Humanities (executive council 1994-1996), American Society for Information Science, New York Academy of Sciences, Coalition for Networked Information (project leader since 1991), Cosmos Club.


    • Married Nancy C. Todd, October 4, 1986.
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    • 1972
      Northwest Missouri
    • 1977
      Columbia University
    • 1980
      Columbia University
    • 1987
      Columbia University
    • 1981 - 1982
      Instructor, Columbia University
    • 1982 - 1985
      assistant, to dean Columbia College
    • 1985 - 1991
      assistant, director
    • 1991 - 1996
      director, library Vassar College
      Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
    • 1995 - 1996
      director, American Arts and Letters Network
    • 1996 - 2007
      vice-provost Rice University
      Houston, Texas, United States
    • 2007
      president, Council on Library and Information Resources
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