Appointed on 2 March 2017 for a five year term until 1 March 2022


About Marie-Louise

Dr Marie-Louise Ayres was appointed Director-General of the National Library Australia in March 2017, having joined the Library in 2002. She has worked in research libraries for more than 25 years, after completing a PhD in Australian Literature at the Australian National University.

Dr Ayres is the Chair of National and State Libraries Australia (NSLA), having previously been a leader and participant in many NSLA projects, including NED, the National eDeposit service that was jointly developed by Australia’s national, state and territory libraries.