ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for Best Book in Library Literature
Complete Copyright: An Everyday Guide for K–12 Librarians and Educators
"Complete Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators" encourages librarians to play a leadership role at their schools by advocating for the information rights of educators and students. The book was selected as the award winner for its unique approach to the copyright law, emphasizing the role of K-12 librarians in maximizing fair use through critical thinking rather than focusing on arbitrary guidelines and old institutional policies. Her work has been described as “refreshing to read” and “having universal appeal and applicability,” despite the challenging nature of copyright law. Russell’s examples and coverage of non-print formats makes for a very handy primer on copyright for its target audience.