Kevin L. Smith is the Dean of Libraries at the University of Kansas. An attorney as well as a librarian, Smith was the director of Copyright and Scholarly Communications at Duke University for 10 years prior to moving to Kansas in 2016. He is a well-known writer and speaker on issues of copyright in higher education. Smith has been admitted to the bar in both Ohio and North Carolina.
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From researching to remixing, library users need your guidance on a wide range of copyright topics. The way to move beyond “yes, you can” or “no, you can’t” is to become a copyright coach. In this collection librarian and attorney Smith teams up with information literacy expert Ellis to offer a framework for coaching copyright, empowering users to take a practical approach to specific situations. Complete with in-depth case studies, this collection provides valuable information rooted in pragmatic techniques, including
- in-depth discussion of the five questions that will help you clarify any copyright situation;
- storytelling techniques to enliven copyright presentations, plus ways to use music or YouTube to hook students into copyright topics;
- three coaching scenarios that tie into ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and bring real-world applications to your library instruction;
- how-to guidance on leading mock negotiations over real journal publishing agreements;
- a 90-minute lesson plan on author rights for writers in a student journal;
- tips for teaching instructional designers how to apply copyright and fair use principles to course management systems; and
- an LIS copyright course assessment model.
This resource will help you become a copyright coach by showing you how to discern the most important issues in a situation, determine which questions you need to ask, and give a response that is targeted to the specific need.