Chris Bourg holding a placard with picture of megaphone Photo by Sebestiaan ter Berg (CC-BY)

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)

Selected publications & presentations

Google Scholar profile

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Email me at cbourg at mit dot edu

Chris Bourg holding a placard with picture of megaphone

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13 Responses to “About Chris”

  1. 1 Fadeela Davids August 23, 2009 at 1:55 am

    Hi Chris,you are a Very interesting lady,Im also not a Real Librarian,but have worked as a Librarian for 30 years,and have started my own business callled Kaleido Educational Services.Actually started as Kidi Corners,now setting up school Libraries,making personalized books,and some training.I have been asked t do some workshops on Library Outreach to Librarians,which set me off looking for more info,coming across your website.


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