Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators

In this new workshop, Carrie Russell, best-selling copyright author and director of the American Library Association’s Program on Public Access to Information, will offer clear guidance on ways to legally provide materials to students by exploring scenarios often encountered by educators in schools. Addressing many of the subjects covered in her recent book, she will show K–12 librarians and educators what they really need to know to manage copyright law.

Topics include:
  • The purpose of copyright law
  • The special status of non-profit educational institutions and libraries in copyright law
  • Librarians’ and educators’ professional roles regarding copyright
  • Fair use and why it is effective in the digital environment


Carrie Russell is the author of Complete Copyright: An Everyday Guide for Librarians and Complete Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators, and 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.


How to Register

Registration for this ALA Editions Workshop is available on the ALA Store. Registration is available at both the individual and group rates.