ML photoDr 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 25 years, after completing a PhD in Australian Literature at the Australian National University. She is committed to achieving the Library’s strategic goals: to collect today what will be important tomorrow; to connect with communities and connect communities with collections; and to collaborate with others to maximise the national impact of cultural collections.