Martin Lewis is Director of Library Services and University Librarian at the University of Sheffield. From 2004 to 2010 he was a Board Member of Research Libraries UK and chaired its e-Research Task Force. He was a member of the British Library Advisory Council from 2007 to 2012, and was a member of the Project Management Board for the HEFCE-funded UK Research Data Service feasibility study. His professional interests include the marketing of library services, library staff development, and the design of library buildings and learning spaces. Previous posts have included Deputy Director at the University of Sheffield Library; heading the Health Sciences Library at Sheffield; subject consultant for science at the University of Leeds Library; and a one-year exchange appointment as Visiting Librarian in the MIT Libraries. Lewis was educated at the University of Cambridge, where he read biochemistry; and the University of Wales Aberystwyth, where he took a postgraduate diploma in librarianship. A key strategic focus for the University Library under his leadership has been the envisioning and commissioning of a major new learning space, the Â£23M Information Commons, which opened in 2007.