Charles J. Henry serves as the President of the Council on Library and Information Resources
Mr. Henry was vice provost and university librarian at Rice University, a position he held since 1996. He was responsible for library services and programs, including the Digital Library Initiative and the Digital Media Center. He was also publisher of Rice University Press, which has recently been reborn as the nation's first all-digital university press.
Mr. Henry is a trustee of the Digital Library Federation and chair of the advisory committee for the Information Resource Center at the International University of Bremen. He serves on the advisory board of Stanford University Libraries and on the ACLS Commission on Cyberinfrastructure in the Humanities and Social Sciences. He received a Fulbright senior scholar grant for library sciences in New Zealand and a Fulbright award for the study of medieval literature in Vienna, Austria. Mr. Henry has a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Columbia University.