Chris Bourg named director of MIT Libraries | MIT News

“Chris Bourg has been named as the new director of the MIT Libraries, effective in February [2015]….Bourg comes to MIT from Stanford University, where she is currently associate university librarian for public services. At Stanford, Bourg oversees the largest division of the Stanford University Libraries, with six branches and a collection of more than 4 million volumes.

Bourg has “a deep appreciation for the critical role of scholarly communication in a research university environment, and its links to education and service to the community,” [Provost] Schmidt wrote in his email to the community….Bourg…will also lead the exploration of the Libraries’ role in new modes of learning and global engagement, and advance MIT’s commitment and influence in the area of scholarly communication and open access.