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Chris Bourg

MIT
Director of Libraries
Cambridge MA
Chris Bourg is Director of Libraries at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she also has oversight of the MIT Press. Chris is deeply involved with Open Access Initiatives, the future of research libraries, diversity and inclusion in higher education, and the role libraries can play in advancing social justice. Bourg’s Future of Libraries Task force recommendations, released in 2016, will play a crucial role in advancing the discourse and vision for the future of libraries. Bourg sits on the board of the Digital Public Library of America and co-chairs the MIT Task Force on Open Access. Her keynote will address issues of Open Access to research, the balance of privacy and openness, and diversity and inclusion in the open community.

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