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Director Research & Usr Engmt

University of Central Oklahoma


Lee Anne Paris, Ph.D., is the director of research and user engagement in the Max Chambers Library, where she leads a team responsible for research assistance, library instruction, interlibrary loan, stacks management and the Information Desk. She also serves as collection development liaison for the chemistry, engineering and physics, and mathematics and statistics departments.

Paris was born in Gallatin, Tennessee, but moved to Brazil before her first birthday and spent most of her childhood and adolescence in Campinas, São Paulo. She and her husband, Tobin, have lived in Edmond since 1998 and have two children and a rescue dog.

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D., Information and Library Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.L.I.S., Library and Information Studies, University of Oklahoma
  • B.A., English and Portuguese (Summa Cum Laude), Vanderbilt University


Paris speaks Portuguese, French, Spanish, and some Italian, and her passions are reading (#librarian), exploring historical buildings and eating amazing food in as many countries as possible. She is mildly addicted to BBC historical dramas, puzzles, Italian gelato, museums, coxinhas (Brazilian pastries) and fantasy/sci-fi novels.

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