Complete Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators

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Winner of the 2013 ABC-CLIO Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature

School librarians and educators have specific copyright questions that are often glossed over in larger books on the subject. Now, thanks to best-selling copyright authority Carrie Russell, there's a resource just for them, offering clear guidance for providing materials to students while carefully observing copyright law. Using whimsical illustrations so well known from Complete Copyright, Russell

  • Offers detailed advice on the distinctive issues of intellectual property in the school setting
  • Explores scenarios often encountered by educators, such as using copyrighted material in school plays, band and orchestra performances, bulletin board displays, and student participation in social media
  • Precisely defines "fair use," empowering readers by showing exactly what's possible within the law

Balancing intellectual property law with the rights of school librarians and educators will be a snap with an assist from Complete Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators.

Cast of Characters
Chapter 1
Staff Attend a Copyright Workshop
Chapter 2
Lindsey's Copyright Is Infringed
Chapter 3
Kim Wants to Talk about Fair Use
Chapter 4
The School Media Center Is Renovated
Chapter 5
Patrick Inserts a Video Clip
Chapter 6
Veronda and Lena Want to Digitize Textbooks
Chapter 7
The School Has a Talent Show
Gary LeDuc Says Goodbye
Appendix A
SLMS and Copyright: A Survey
Appendix B
Agreement on Guidelines for Classroom Copying in Not-for-Profit Educational Institutions with Respect to Books and Periodicals
Appendix C
Guidelines for Educational Uses of Music
Appendix D
Guidelines for Off-Air Recording of Broadcast Programming for Educational Purposes
Appendix E
Model Policy Concerning College and University Photocopying for Classroom, Research, and Library Reserve Use
Appendix F
CONTU Guidelines on Photocopying under Interlibrary Loan Arrangements
Appendix G
Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia
Appendix H
Use of Copyrighted Computer Programs (Software) in Libraries—Scenarios

Carrie Russell

Carrie Russell is the copyright specialist for the Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) of the American Library Association. With 15 years' experience as a practicing librarian, Russell is a frequent speaker at state, regional, and national library conferences about the intricacies of copyright law. She is also the author of numerous articles on copyright and information policy that have appeared in such journals as Library Trends, Library Issues, Public Libraries, and Library Journal, and pens a popular monthly column "Carrie on ? in School Library Journal.

"An excellent resource that both corrects longstanding misconceptions about copyright among educators, and supplies a coherent, step-by-step approach to solving copyright conundrums within school communities."
--Public Libraries