Laurent Marty is the deputy director of the University of Toulouse III-Paul Sabatier Libraries. He is also head of the foresight and projects department, after having been responsible for the health libraries during eight years.
He studied literature and music and helds a PhD in comparative literature from the Paris XII University. Laurent Marty first taught piano before becoming a librarian. He has also taught Comparative Literature and Library Studies at the Institut Catholique de Toulouse during several years.
He participates in research activities at the Université Toulouse 2 Jean Jaures, on themes related to the relationship between literature and music and the image of musicians in literature and cinema and he has published various articles on the subject.