New iteration—Demystifying Copyright: How to Educate Your Staff and Community eCourse

For Immediate Release
Fri, 11/17/2017

Contact:

Colton Ursiny

Administrative Assistant

ALA Publishing

cursiny@ala.org

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Demystifying Copyright: How to Educate Your Staff and Community. Lesley Ellen Harris will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, January 22, 2018.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 18
Certificate of Completion available upon request

Topics covered:

  • Understanding the risks of copyright infringement and how to protect your library from lawsuits
  • Understanding the need for compliance under U.S. and global copyright law
  • Evaluating copyright issues in your library
  • Developing a copyright education plan
  • Assessing materials, content, and technology in order to equip an instruction team for your institution
  • Keeping your educational program up to date

Libraries are hubs of content, not all of it purchased or licensed from traditional publishers. As libraries move into the roles of publisher, platform-provider, or aggregator, making sure that your staff has basic knowledge of copyright is important. Following copyright best practices can protect your institution from cease-and-desist letters, time-draining threats, and lawsuits. The first step is to develop an effective and practical copyright education plan.

Lesley Ellen Harris, an intellectual property attorney, has trained libraries, museums, and corporations in copyright. In this 4-week eCourse, she will guide you step by step through developing a copyright education program for your staff and community.

eCourse outline

  • Why Copyright Education
  • Organizational Considerations
    • Copyright Education Leadership
    • Evaluating Copyright Issues in Your Organization
    • Preparing a Copyright Education Plan
  • Implementing A Copyright Education Program
    • Developing Content for your Copyright Education
    • Format of Copyright Education
    • Copyright Program Development and Progression
  • Additional Copyright Education Resources

About the Instructor

Lesley Ellen Harris , JD, is a copyright consultant, published author, copyright blogger, and educator. Her areas of concentration include U.S. and Canadian copyright law, international copyright law, and licensing digital content. Lesley frequently works with libraries, archives, museums, and educational institutions. She teaches in-person and online courses on copyright and licensing, including the Copyright Leadership Certificate program, through Copyrightlaws.com in conjunction with national and regional associations. Lesley is the author of numerous articles and several books including the upcoming Licensing Digital Content: A Practical Guide for Librarians, Third Edition (ALA Editions). She maintains the website Copyrightlaws.com.

Registration for this ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions facilitated eCourse, which begins on January 22, 2018, can be purchased at the ALA Store. Participants in this course will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection for online message board participation, viewing online video, listening to streaming audio (MP3 files), and downloading and viewing PDF and PowerPoint files.

ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions (ELS) produces high-quality professional development events and materials for the library profession. ELS events cover modern issues on a wide variety of topics in formats that include live workshops, asynchronous eCourses, and print publications. We help ensure that today’s library employees have access to the professional development opportunities they need, whether they are brushing up on the basics or expanding their horizons with cutting-edge tools. Contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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