Copyright Decision Making, Step-by-Step

Tuesday, 10/26/2021
  • 2:00 PM-3:30 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:30 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:30 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (Pacific)

Academic librarians encounter copyright in many facets of their job, such as when answering reference questions, providing bibliographic instruction, and when pursuing digitization projects. In this 90-minute webinar we'll explore how to identify copyright considerations when providing access to library services and resources and how to use the Framework for Analyzing any U.S. Copyright Problem to help ensure they are being addressed in compliance with the law. Webinar participants will be invited to share copyright questions and situations they have encountered in their jobs as a way of exploring the practical applications of the Framework.

Learning Outcomes

By the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • articulate rights granted to the creators of copyrightable works;
  • identify options for lawfully providing services and resources in compliance with U.S. copyright law; and
  • help mitigate legal risk for their institution by throughtfully addressing copyright issues and considerations in ways that demonstrate good faith applications of the law.

Who Should Attend

Administrators, librarians, and staff in academic libraries with a special emphasis on those who work with copyright issues


Carla Myers head shot

Carla Myers serves as Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Scholarly Communications for the Miami University Libraries. Her professional presentations and publications focus on fair use, copyright in the classroom, and library copyright issues. She has a B.S. in Psychology form the University of Akron and a Masters in Library and Information Science from Kent State University.

Read more about Carla in her ACRL Member of the Week profile on ACRL Insider.



ACRL member: $50
ALA member: $75
Nonmember: $90
Student: $40
Group*: $295

*DURING THIS TIME OF COVID-19 RELATED LIBRARY CLOSURES: For purposes of group registration, ACRL will define a group as up to 30 individuals from a single institution working remotely and logging in individually from multiple locations to participate in the live webcast. Also, group registration includes access to the archived recording for one year for unlimited staff at a registered institution.

ALA and ACRL are committed to supporting our members, staff, and all librarians and library workers during these uncertain times. We will do our best to accommodate the needs of our attendees; please contact if you have special registration circumstances.

How to Register

  • Go to the Online Registration page.

  • Locate the webcast by the date of the event under the October 2021 heading.

  • Select the "Register" link next to the webcast title.

  • You will need to log in with your ALA ID & password. If you do not have an ALA ID & password, you will be asked to create one in order to register.

Tech Requirements

ACRL Webcasts are held in Zoom. Speakers or a headset for listening to the presentation are required. You may interact with the presenter and ask questions through text-based chat. Closed captioning is available in the Zoom platform. The webcast will be recorded and the link to the recording shared with registrants shortly after the live event. 


If you have a question or need to make arrangements for special assistance or additional accessibility, please contact Margot Conahan (