OITP Copyright Advocates, Scholars & Award Recipients

International Copyright Advocates

Lori Driscoll is an Associate University Librarian and Chair of Access Services for the University of Florida Smathers Libraries where she manages the functions of course reserves, circulation, interlibrary loan, stacks maintenance, and the remote storage facility. She earned her Master of Science in Library Studies from the Florida State University School of Information (1998). Prior to becoming Department Chair at the University of Florida, she was the Coordinator for Access Services at Santa Fe Community College and the Webmaster/Reference Librarian at the University of Florida Health Science Center Library. She has taught undergraduate information studies courses through distance education, facilitates workshops on copyright and intellectual freedom, co-edits the Journal of Access Services, and publishes books and articles of interest to access services. She is the author of Electronic Reserve: A Manual and Guide for Library Staff Members (Haworth, 2003).

Jonathan Franklin joined the Gallagher Law Library in 1999 as Assistant Librarian for Library Services and was promoted to Associate Law Librarian in 2001. In addition to managing the library administration and circulation departments and sharing in reference duties, he is now responsible for database selection, licensing, and instructional technology planning for the law school. Jonathan also has written articles on information licensing and international law issues as well as having taught a course at the law school on Preservation of Indigenous Cultural Heritage.

He earned his A.B., A.M. Anthropology and J.D. degrees from Stanford University and M.Libr. with a Certificate in Law Librarianship from the University of Washington. Prior to the University of Washington, he spent five years as a reference librarian and foreign law selector at the University of Michigan Law Library. In law school, he was a Senior Editor of the Stanford Environmental Law Journal and a Note Editor for the Stanford Law Review.

Janice Pilch is Associate Professor of Library Administration and Head, Slavic and East European Acquisitions at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Previously, Ms. Pilch served as Senior Librarian at the National Security Archive based at the George Washington University. From 2004-2006, Janice served as the Chair of OITP's Copyright Advisory Subcommittee and remains a member. She is a graduate of Brown University, obtained her M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and completed doctoral coursework in Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan.

Copyright Scholars

Freya Anderson is a graduate of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (BA, 1990) and Syracuse University (MLS, 1998). Ms. Anderson has worked most of her professional career at the Alaska State Library, first as Interlibrary Loan Librarian and later as Head of Public Services. She has been active in the Alaskan library community, serving as Secretary and as Vice President of the Alaska Library Association (AkLA) and as Secretary and Chapter Chair for the Juneau Chapter. In addition, she has helped coordinate AkLA conferences in Juneau and Barrow. Freya was intrigued by copyright from her first class in library school.  Since then, she has continued to study copyright independently, and has presented copyright sessions for co-workers, as well as for colleagues at AkLA conferences.

Julia Binnie is Access Services Librarian at Anne Arundel Community College. In addition to managing circulation and reserves, and providing reference and instruction services to students, Julia serves as the library’s copyright liaison on campus, and became the College’s copyright contact person in 2006. She provides information and educational programs about intellectual property issues, and consults individually with faculty and staff on copyright questions. She completed her M.A. in Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001. Due to the increasing volume of questions relating to online courses and digital resources, Julia began pursuing a graduate certificate for Library Services in Distance Education through the University of Maryland University College in Spring 2007.

Janet Brennan Croft is Head of Access Services at the University of Oklahoma libraries.  She earned her Master of Library Science degree at Indiana University in 1983. She is the author of War in the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien (Praeger, 2004; winner of the Mythopoeic Society Award for Inklings Studies), has published articles on Tolkien in Mythlore, Mallorn, Tolkien Studies, and Seven, and is editor of two collections of essays: Tolkien on Film: Essays on Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings (Mythopoeic Press, 2004) and Tolkien and Shakespeare: Essays on Shared Themes and Language (McFarland, 2006). She has also written on library issues for College and Undergraduate Libraries, Interlending and Document Supply, Journal of Access Services, and Journal of Interlibrary Loan and Document Supply, and is the author of Legal Solutions in Electronic Reserves and the Electronic Delivery of Interlibrary Loan (Haworth, 2004). She is currently the editor of Mythlore and Oklahoma Librarian, and serves on the board of the Mythopoeic Press.

Ruth Dukelow is the Associate Director at the Michigan Library Consortium. Ruth received and a B.A. from Washington & Jefferson College, 1977, her library degree from The Catholic University of America in 1979 and her law degree from Duke University in 1982. She is the author of "The Library Copyright Guide" (AECT 1992). Her current projects include: a statewide wiki for Michigan librarians, and shared open source ILS. Ruth moonlights occasionally at the reference desk at the Michigan State University College of Law Library. Her previous employment includes:

  • 1984-1995, Library of Michigan, legal specialist (Library Development)
  • 1982-1984, Loomis Law Firm, associate attorney
  • 1980-1982, Duke Law Library, reference librarian

Claudia Holguin is an Assistant Archivist in the Harvard University Archives. She is a graduate of San Jose State University's Information Science Program. Claudia is also a graduate of Georgetown Law School, and practiced law as a corporate attorney in Mexico City.

Molly Kleinman is Associate Intellectual Property Specialist for the University of Michigan Libraries, where she redesigned and manages the University’s copyright website, organizes copyright education and outreach for faculty, staff, and students, and works on author advocacy initiatives. Molly received her B.A. in English and Gender Studies from Bryn Mawr College, and her M.S. in Information from the University of Michigan School of Information. Before becoming a librarian, Molly was an associate at the Wendy Weil Literary Agency in New York, where she assisted with contract negotiations, managed permission requests and reprint rights, developed new contracts for digital and audio permissions, and evaluated manuscript submissions.

Cindy Kristof is currently serving as Head of Access Services and Associate Professor at Kent State University (KSU) Libraries and Media Services. She has a B.A. in English from The Ohio State University and an MLS from the KSU School of Library and Information Science Columbus Program. She currently oversees the circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, and copyright clearance operations in the Library and also serves as distance learning librarian. She has taught “Information Sources and Reference Services” in the KSU School of Library and Information Science. Among other service activities, she currently serves on the OhioLINK Inter-Campus Services committee and the KSU Faculty Senate Ethics committee.

Raizel Liebler is a Reference Librarian at John Marshall Law School Library in Chicago. She has a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois and a law degree from DePaul University. Her writing focuses on exploring the complicated interactions people have with intellectual property, including those in the library and fan communities. She blogs on the LibraryLaw blog.

L. Ray Patterson Award Recipients

Peter Suber, JD, PhD.
Open Access Project Director
Public Knowledge

Fred von Lohmann
Senior Staff Attorney
Electronic Frontier Foundation

Jack Bernard
Assistant General Counsel and Adjunct Faculty
University of Michigan

Peggy Hoon
Special Assistant to the Provost for Copyright Administration
North Carolina State University

Peter Jaszi
Professor of Law and Director of the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic
American University’s Washington College of Law

Prudence S. Adler
Associate Executive Director
Federal Relations and Information Policy for the Association of Research Libraries

Kenneth D. Crews
Columbia University