Dr. Paul Ayris has been Director of UCL Library Services since 1997. He is also the UCL Copyright Officer.
Paul was the President of LIBER from 2010-2014 and now advises the LIBER Board on EU matters. He is Co-Chair of the LERU (League of European Research Universities) Community of Chief Information Officers. He chairs the OAI Organizing Committee for the Cern Workshops on Innovations in Scholarly Communication. He is the Chair of JISC Collections’ Electronic Information Resources Working Group. On 1 August 2013, Paul also became Chief Executive of UCL Press. He is also a member of the Provost’s Leadership Team in UCL.
He has a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History and publishes on English Reformation Studies.