Official job: Director of Libraries at MIT.
Also: US Army veteran, erstwhile sociologist and feral librarian.
I like to write about libraries, scholarly publishing, social justice issues, sports, and music.
The header photo is of a cat who lived next door to me in Sunnyvale, CA. He may or may not be feral. It’s all a matter of perspective.
Edited to add (7/23/13):
Since my gender has been misidentified too many times to ignore, let me make it very clear here: I am a cis woman. I was assigned female at birth, identify now as female, and use feminine pronouns. I also identify as butch and queer. Years ago, when a rather well-known trans scholar asked me “Are you trans in any way?”, I was flattered; but I don’t identify as trans. Again for the search engines: If you are wondering “what gender is Chris Bourg?”, the answer is female. (Oh, and if you are going to write about someone with a gender neutral name, you should at least do a little googling to try to get it right.)
NOTE: The views and opinions in this blog are purely my own and do not represent the views, opinions or policies of my employer.
More about me:
Chris Bourg CV (PDF)
Email me at cbourg at mit dot edu