Stanford librarian to talk about valuing libraries

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Chris Bourg of Stanford University Libraries will present "Beyond Measure: Valuing Libraries" at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 13, in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library. The presentation will also be on MediaSite Live at No login is required.

Bourg has served as an associate university librarian at Stanford since 2009, and during that time she has introduced a number of service innovations. Her talk will address the challenge of expressing the importance of libraries at a time when we are being called to document our impact more fully.

Bourg blogs about librarianship, leadership, gender and other topics at the Feral Librarian at In one entry she said, “I believe that the value of libraries is beyond measure in the sense that the impact of our collections, our services and our people — and in fact, the impact of the very existence of libraries — is very real and is also very, very, very hard to measure.”

Her visit is made possible by the Richard and Sally Kalin University Libraries Professional Development Endowment.

For more information or if you anticipate needing accessibility accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Associate Dean Mike Furlough at or 814-863-5447, prior to your visit.

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Last Updated January 09, 2015