Tag Archives: Chris Harris

Chris Harris appointed OITP Fellow for youth and technology initiatives

Today, we welcome Chris Harris to his latest role for the Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). Chris will serve as Fellow for the emerging OITP program on Children and Youth Initiatives. In his other life, Chris is the director of the School Library System for the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, an educational services agency supporting the libraries of 22 ... Read More »

Fight the fight, but pick filtering battles carefully in K-12

Written by guest blogger, Christopher Harris Capping off a year-long research project that began with a symposium marking the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), the ALA today released a new report looking at the long term impact filtering has had on schools and libraries. “Fencing Out Knowledge: Impacts of the ... Read More »

Revisiting the Children’s Internet Protection Act: 10 Years Later

It’s been ten years since the Children’s Internet Protection Act–the law that requires public libraries and K-12 schools to employ internet filtering software in exchange for certain federal funding–was upheld by the Supreme Court as constitutional. During the past decade, how have libraries coped with the law’s filtering requirements? What can be done to ensure open and equitable access to ... Read More »

Librarians to Talk E-book Models that Work at ALA Midwinter Meeting

Libraries are taking on the e-book challenge by creating their own solutions to get e-books into the hands of library readers. Join members of the ALA Digital Content Working Group (DCWG) at the ALA Midwinter Meeting on January 26, 2013, as they examine current e-book lending systems and offer perspectives on future directions. The e-book session–titled “Starting from Scratch: New Recipes ... Read More »