Glen Worthey, Ph.D. Candidate 1994


Glen Worthey is Digital Humanities Librarian and Head of the Digital Initiatives Group at Stanford University Libraries. While a graduate students at Berkeley, Worthey also worked as Serials Cataloger in the Doe Library, with serials in Slavic and East-European languages. He participated in the Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities Summer Seminar (Princeton University, 1995, and Rutgers University, 1997), and in the workshop on the Text Encoding Initiative at Berkeley (1996). In 1997, he embarked on a career in digital humanities.

Selected Publications:
• (with Wojciech Zalewski) “Karasik–Udarnik: Shock-Worker of the Russian Book Arts.” Slavic & East European Information Resources, v. 12,# 4 (2011), 257-267.
• ” ‘Long Live the Corpse!’ At-Risk Open-Access Humanities Journals in LOCKSS.” Against the Grain, v. 21, #1 (Feb. 2009), 22-26.
• Douglas R. Hofstadter: Analogy as Core, Core as Analogy. Stanford University Presidential Lecture Website, 2006. (Author or co-author of 3 original essays, and editor/curator of the entire site:
• “Digital Delivery of Interlibrary Loan at Stanford.” Against the Grain, v.15 #4 (Sep. 2004).
• “Pionerskii nakaz” [in Russian; “Young Pioneers’ Mandate”]. Ezhenedelnyi zhurnal (Moscow, Russia), No. 28 (23 July 2002), 44-45.
• “Gender Poetics and the Structure of ‘Domik v Kolomne.'” Elementa, 1997 (v. 3), 271-290.
• Semantic Index to Laboratory of Dreams: The Russian Avant-Garde and Cultural Experimentation, Olga Matich, ed. (Stanford University Press, 1996).

Glen says: “Despite my having taken a somewhat alternative professional path, practically every interaction, and practically every moment, of my years in the Slavic Department have turned out to be excellent preparation and inspiration for my professional life.”

Glen serves as a mentor for Stanford graduate students contemplating (or being forced by circumstances into) an alternate career path:

He will happy to serve as a contact for anyone in this situation at Berkeley.