Cristopher Spalding

Christopher Spalding, VP, Open Source Platforms & Communities at EBSCO Information Services, has spent most of his career working with systems for both research level libraries and vendors in North America and in Europe. Before coming to EBSCO Christopher managed library systems departments at Boston University and Simmons College in Boston, MA, Emory University in Atlanta, GA, as well as Novo Nordisk in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Initially coming from the search engine vertical in California, where his interest in data and data management grew, he gravitated to working within academic institutions in the library space.
With a career long interest in open source solutions and community driven projects, Christopher is now engaged in supporting EBSCO’s commitment to an open source vision that supports innovative platforms and tools that focus on choice for libraries.