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library and information scientist

Charles Jay Henry, American Library director. Achievements include research in cybernetics and systems research M C. Fulbright scholar Vienna, 1980-1981; Lilian Becker scholar Middlebury College, 1977; MacArthur Foundation grantee, 1984-1987; Presidents fellow Columbia University 1978-1979, 79-80; recipient Best Paper award humanities architecture division Conference Cybernetics and Systems Research, Vienna, 1992, All Conference award, 1996.


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


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.


  • Achievements include research in cybernetics and systems research M C.


  • Other Work

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


Lecturers, symposia peace education United Nations, Peace Education Columbia University. Executive Committee National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Library Association, Association Computers and Humanities (executive county 1994-1996), American Society for Information Science, New York Academy Science, Coalition for Networked Information (project leader since 1991), National Initiative for Humanities and Arts (Executive Committee since 1993), Board of Governors, Texas Digital Library.


Married Nancy C. Todd, October 4, 1986.

Charles J. Henry

June (Statz) Henry

Nancy C. Todd