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Chris Bourg

Associate University Librarian for Public Services
Chris Bourg


  • (650) 724-2736

Chris's role in the library

I am responsible for the humanities, social sciences, and international studies libraries and librarians; including public services and research support programs for the humanities and social sciences. Leadership responsibilities include: Archive of Recorded Sound, Art and Architecture Library, Digital Initiatives Group, East Asia Library, Education Library, Humanities and Social Sciences Group, Information Delivery Services, International and Area Studies Group, Learning and Outreach Group, Music Library, and Special Collections and University Archives.

Professional activities

Stanford Fellows Program, 2012-present

Stanford Alumni Mentor, 2009- present

Frye Leadership Institute, 2009

RLG Partnership Research Information Management Roadmap Working Group, OCLC Research, 2009

Aquifer Services Working Group, Digital Library Federation, 2006-2009

Secretary, Stanford University Academic Council, Committee on Libraries, 2004-2005

Selected publications

Book chapters

Segal, Mady Wechsler and Chris Bourg.  2005.  Professional Leadership and Diversity in the Army.  In The Future of the Army Profession, 2nd Edition, edited by Don Snider and Lloyd J. Matthews.  New York: McGraw-Hill.

Ridgeway, Cecilia L. and Chris Bourg.  2004.  Gender as Status:  An Expectation States Approach.  In Psychology of Gender, 2nd Edition, edited by Alice Eagly, Anne Beall, and Robert Sternberg.  New York: Guilford.

Bourg, Chris.  2003.  Trends in Intentions to Enlist and Attend College. In Recruiting College-Bound Youth into the Military: Current Practices and Future Policy Options, RAND MR-1093, edited by M. Rebecca Kilburn and Beth J Asch.

Segal, Mady Wechsler and Chris Bourg.  2002.  Professional Leadership and Diversity in the Army.  In The Future of the Army Profession, edited by Don Snider and Gayle L. Watkins.  New York: McGraw-Hill.

Bourg, Chris, and Mady Wechsler Segal. 2001.  Gender, Sexuality and the Military. In Gender Mosaics: Social Perspectives, edited by Dana Vannoy.  Los Angeles: Roxbury Press.


Morales, Myrna, Em Claire Knowles, and Chris Bourg. 2014. Diversity, Social Justice, and the Future of Libraries (OA pre-print). Portal: Libraries and the Academy. Vol 14, 3, July. Published (paywall) version

Bourg, Chris. 2013. The Library Concierge Project at Stanford University. The Journal of Creative Library Practice.

Bourg, Chris, Ross Coleman, and Ricky Erway. 2009. Support for the Research Process: An Academic Library Manifesto. Report produced by OCLC Research. 

Bourg, Chris.  2008.  Lifelong Information Literacy: The Information Center’s Gift to Undergraduates.  Imprint Magazine, Volume 26, Number 1, Winter.

Bourg, Chris.  2005.  Stanford “Groks” the RLG Union Catalog.  RLG Focus, Issue 75, August.

Bourg, Chris, and Mady Wechsler Segal. 1999.  The Impact of Family Supportive Policies and Practices on Organizational Commitment to the Army.  Armed Forces & Society, 25, 4:633-652.

Watkins, Gayle L. and Mary C. Bourg. 1997. The Effects of Gender on Cadet Selection for Leadership Positions at the United States Military Academy.  Minerva, XV(3), 63-63.

More about Chris

Before coming to Stanford, I spent 10 years as an officer in the U.S. Army, including 3 years as a member of the faculty at the United States Military Academy, West Point NY, where I taught courses in Sociology and Leadership.  

I blog on issues of relevance to libraries and higher education at Feral Librarian, and am on Twitter as @mchris4duke.

Curriculum vita (PDF)


PhD, Sociology, Stanford University
MA, Sociology, Stanford University
MA, Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park
BA, Sociology, Duke University