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Kris Kasianovitz

Head, Social Sciences Resource Group

Government Information Librarian, State, Local and International Documents

I collect state, local and international government information (reports, data, statistics, legislative and regulatory publications) for the Stanford University Library. I also provide research and instruction support in the use of these collections. 

Course number Term Guide Instructor
SOC 151 / 251 Spring 2017 From Cradle to Grave: How Demographic Processes Shape the Social World - Sociology 151/ 251 Saperstein, A.
COMM 143, 243 Spring 2014 Communication 143/243 Communication Policy and Regulation James T. Hamilton, Anita Varma (TA)
Jr Statesmen Summer 2019 Junior Statesmen Jr Statesmen JSA Summer School
Legal Studies Summer 2017 Legal Rhetoric Cosovano, L.
AMSTUD 121Z: Political Power in American Cities (POLISCI 121, PUBLPOL 133, URBANST 111) Winter 2017 Political Power in American Cities Clayton Nall
CSRE 260, HISTORY 260, URBANST 169 Autumn 2016 California's Minority Majority Cities McKibben, Carol
EDUC 206A International comparative education: applied research methods Wotipka, C M


  • MSLIS University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BA Comparative Literature, Russian Studies, Global Peace and Conflict Studies, University of California, Irvine

Professional activities 

American Library Association's Government Documents Roundtable Member, 2000 to current.

Free State Government Information - Putting State Docs in the Public Domain, 2012 to current.

Externanl Advisory Board Member for Integrated Digital Event Archiving and Library (IDEAL) Events Archive Project,  2013 - current.

Stanford University Library's Concierge Project Adisory Group (CPAG), 2012-2015.

Stanford University Library Web Archiving Team, 2013 - current.

Stanford University Library Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) Advisory Team, 2015.

Selected Publications 

Kasianovitz, Kris and Stephen Wyber. (2018). Open Licensing for the Public Good: CC Licenses and Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs). Creative Commons Global Summit 2018 Presentation. Slides and Inventory of IGO Publishing Models.

Kasianovitz, Kris M. and Roberts, Regina L. (2015). No Data, No Computation, No Replication or Re-use: the Utility of Data Management and Preservation Practices for Computational Journalism. Stanford Digital Repository. Available at:  Paper and Presentation for the 2015  C+J Sypmposium, Columbia University School of Journalism.

Small, H., Kasianovitz, K., Blanford, R., & Celaya, I. (2012). What Your Tweets Tell Us About You: Identity, Ownership and Privacy of Twitter Data. International Journal of Digital Curation, 7(1). doi:10.2218/ijdc.v7i1.224

Kasianovitz, K. (2008). “Why Care About Copyright?” Documents to the People, 36(2), pp. 12-14.

Kasianovitz, Kris. (2005). “Homeless Statistics.”   Documents to the People.  33(2), 10-11.

Turnbow, D. Kasianovitz, K.  Gilbert, D. Snyder, L. Yamamoto, D. (2005).  “Usability Testing for Web Redesign: A UCLA Case Study”, OCLC System & Services.  21(3), 226-234. DOI: 10.1108/10650750510612416

Kasianovitz, Kris. (2003). “E-Government: Good for Citizens, Bad for Libraries? The Impact of State & Local E-Government on Library Collections.” Documents to the People.  31(3/4),D 10-12.