Understanding and Defending Copyright in Your Library: An Introduction Workshop

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$75.00
ALA Member: 
$ 67.50
Item Number:
1541-9287
Dates: 
Day:  September 4, 2018
Time:  2:30pm to 4:00pm EDT
Day:  September 5, 2018
Time:  2:30pm to 4:00pm EDT
Delivery Method: 
Live
Duration: 
90 minutes each session
Publisher: 
ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
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Understanding and Defending Copyright in Your Library: An Introduction Workshop
A two-part workshop, each session runs 90 minutes on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific and Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

As a librarian, you are a defender of copyright and of proper and ethical access to information. In this two-part workshop, you’ll learn all about copyright, so you can help discern how your library and community can use print and digital materials within the confines of copyright law.

In the first 90-minute session, learn the basic rules of copyright law in ordinary terms and how to put its usage into context.  At the end of the first session, you will be able to explain the basics of copyright law, including:

  • What is protected by federal copyright law
  • The length of copyright protection
  • What rights a creator or copyright owner has
  • What is Fair Use
  • What is in the public domain

The session includes time for Q&A and an opportunity to submit questions that will be addressed during the second session.

In part two, we’ll build upon part one and tackle two important areas crucial to libraries: Fair Use and e-books.  Did you know there’s an actual test to determine if the use is fair? You’ll learn about that test and how e-books and other digital materials intersect with U.S. copyright law.  Given that digital works are generally licensed and not sold, we’ll also look at how we can advocate on behalf of our libraries and community members.

At the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Assist your users and other staff members in understanding the real meaning of Fair Use
  • Understand where e-books intersect with copyright law and why advocacy is needed

After participating in this two-part workshop, you will be able to  

  • Explain the basics of copyright law, including:
    • What is protected by federal copyright law
    • The length of copyright protection
    • What rights a creator or copyright owner has
    • What is Fair Use
    • What is in the public domain
  • Assist a member of the community or library staff in understanding the real meaning of Fair Use
  • Understand where e-books intersect with copyright law and why advocacy is needed

While completing your purchase, fill in the name and e-mail address of the participant who will sign in to the event by clicking the "Attendees" button to the right of the item in your cart. This individual will receive an e-mail from WebEx confirming registration before the event begins. Attendees should add messenger@webex.com to their approved email sender list, so they can ensure that they receive the automatic notifications.

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Jill Hurst-Wahl

Jill Hurst-Wahl is a consultant, speaker, writer, and educator.  She is an associate professor of practice in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and the president of Hurst Associates, Ltd.  A former corporate librarian, Jill has always been an advocate for increasing the impact of libraries, no matter the type of community or organization they serve.  She is a member of the USNY Technology Policy and Practices Council and the Onondaga County Public Library Board of Trustees.  Her interests include copyright, the use of social media, and the future of the profession.

If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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Accommodations are offered based on user needs. For transcription, live captioning, or other accessibility requests, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.