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Fairly Useful: Copyright in Libraries Part 2


Wednesday, November 19, 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Warwick Public Library

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All the Copyright Questions
Presenter: Renee Hobbs, Author of Copyright Clarity
Do you have questions about how copyright and fair use affect you or your patrons? Renee Hobbs will answer questions and discuss strategies for using inquiry practices to support people's ability to gain a better understanding of copyright law and apply it to everyday life.

Creative Commons: Exploring the world of shared resources and permission
Presenters: Meagan Joseph, Public Services Librarian; Rachael Juskuv, Research & Instruction - Bryant University
This workshop will give you an understanding shared resources and acknowledgment using the Creative Commons license. We’ll explore how Creative Commons’ copyright licenses provide a simple, standardized way to remix, reuse or recreate your creative works. Learn to find digital images for your program or event with the correct copyright license.

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Ripping Digital Video" & the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Presenter: Renee Hobbs, Professor, Director, Media Education Lab, University of Rhode Island
When can patrons legally rip video for creative media production projects? How does the recent 2018 ruling impact what librarians can and cannot do on behalf of their patrons? What does the Library of Congress see as the the new opportunities and challenges that lie ahead regarding the fair use of streaming video?

Practical Tips and Strategies to Educate Faculty and Staff on Copyright, Fair Use and Plagiarism
Presenters: Mary Moen, Assistant Professor; Lauren Mandel, Associate Professor - Graduate School of Library and Information Studies
Under the ALA Code of Ethics, librarians advocate the balance between holders of intellectual property rights and users of that intellectual property. Learn from GSLIS faculty how to support faculty and staff in understanding the complexities of copyright, fair use, and plagiarism. Hands on activities and active discussion will inspire participants with ideas they can bring back to their practice.


About the Presenters

Renee Hobbs is an expert on digital and media literacy education and a professor of communication studies at the University of Rhode Island, where she directs the Media Education Lab. She is the author of The Library Screen Scene: Film and Media Literacy in Schools, Colleges and Communities (Oxford University Press, 2019), Create to Learn (Wiley, 2017), Copyright Clarity (2011) and other books. She co-directs the Graduate Certificate in Digital Literacy, a 12-credit postgraduate program.

Mary Moen is the Coordinator of the School Library Media program at the URI Graduate School of Library and Information Studies. She teaches courses in School Library Media Services, Digital Information Literacy Instruction, Library Management, and Children’s Materials and Services.

Lauren Mandel has worked at the University of Rhode Island since 2012. She teaches courses in management and leadership, information science and technology, research methods, and history of books.

Meagan Joseph is the Public Services Librarian at Bryant University. She has been at Bryant for three years in November. Prior to working at Bryant Meagan worked as a library assistant at University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography while completing here MLIS at URI.

Rachael Juskuv is a Research & Instruction Librarian at Bryant University. She uses Creative Commons in many aspects of her life and career. Her previous experience as a Reference Librarian and Farmer’s Market Coordinator led her to understand copyright and what pictures you can take off the internet to use without someone suing you.