Christopher Harris

Director of the School Library System, Genesee Valley Educational Partnership

Christopher Harris is the Director of the School Library System for the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, an educational services agency supporting the libraries of 22 small, rural districts in Western NY. A participant in the first American Library Association Emerging Leaders program in 2007, Christopher was honored as a Library Journal Mover and Shaker in 2008. Since then he has been involved with the ALA Office of Information Technology Policy (OITP) and ALA ebook and digital content efforts. Christopher is currently serving as the Fellow for OITP's Youth and Technology Policy Issues program.

Returning to his earlier work as a member of the ALA/Verizon gaming initiative panel of experts on games in libraries, Christopher started Play Play Learn in 2014. The site provides educational resources and consulting services to connect games and learning in libraries, schools, and homes for students of all ages. In 2015, the first titles in Christopher's Teaching Through Games series were released by Rosen Publishing as professional books with lesson plans for using tabletop games in classroom and library instruction.