Carrie Russell’s copyright guide for K-12 librarians and educators

For Immediate Release
Tue, 09/04/2012


Jill Davis

Marketing Manager

ALA Editions

1-800-545-2433 ext. 5418

CHICAGO — School librarians and educators have specific copyright questions that are often glossed over in larger books on the subject. Now, thanks to copyright authority Carrie Russell, there’s a resource just for them. “Complete Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators,” published by ALA Editions, offers clear guidance for providing materials to students while carefully observing copyright law. Using whimsical illustrations so well known from her best-selling “Complete Copyright: An Everyday Guide for Librarians,” Russell:

  • offers detailed advice on the distinctive issues of intellectual property in the school setting;
  • explores scenarios often encountered by educators, such as using copyrighted material in school plays, band and orchestra performances, bulletin board displays and student participation in social media;
  • precisely defines “fair use,” empowering readers by showing exactly what’s possible within the law.

Russell is the copyright specialist for the Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) of the American Library Association. With 15 years’ experience as a practicing librarian, Russell is a frequent speaker at state, regional and national library conferences about the intricacies of copyright law. She is also the author of numerous articles on copyright and information policy that have appeared in such journals as Library Trends, Library Issues, Public Libraries and Library Journal and pens a popular monthly column “Carrie on ©” in School Library Journal.

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