Tag Archives: Chris Harris

Libraries for Tomorrowland

Miles from TomorrowLand image.

[The following article was written by Christopher Harris, director of the School Library System for the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership in New York. Chris also serves as a Youth and Technology Fellow for the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP).] “Miles from Tomorrowland,” a relatively new show from Disney Junior, has plotted a course to bring computer ... Read More »

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 »

New American Libraries supplement examines major trends in digital content

Leading library visionaries and experts discuss trends in digital content technology and the current state of library ebook lending in “Digital Discoveries,” a new digital supplement from American Libraries magazine. Developed by ALA’s Digital Content Working Group (DCWG), the digital supplement examines the ways that public and school libraries are defining their roles in the evolving digital publishing environment in ... 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 »