Chris Bourg is the director of libraries at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she also has oversight of the MIT Press. Prior to assuming her role at MIT, Chris worked for 12 years in the Stanford University Libraries, most recently as the associate university librarian for public services. Before Stanford, she spent 10 years as an active duty US Army officer, including three years on the faculty at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

She is currently serving as chair of the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion of the Association of Research Libraries, and is on the Steering Committee of SocArXiv, a new open access platform for social science research. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), and a member of the Harvard Board of Overseers Committee to Visit the University Library. Chris recently co-chaired an MIT Ad Hoc Task Force on the Future of Libraries that produced an ambitious vision and set of recommendations for MIT and for the research library community. She also co-chaired the MIT Ad Hoc Task Force on Open Access to MIT’s Research.

Chris has written and spoken extensively on the future of research libraries, diversity and inclusion in higher education, and the role libraries play in advancing social justice and democracy. She received her BA from Duke University, her MA from the University of Maryland, and her MA and PhD in sociology from Stanford.