Library Services in Learning Management Systems

Wednesday, 11/1/2017
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

This webinar was presented on November 1st, 2017. Access the recording and webinar materials now:

The learning management system (LMS) has become a standard part of the higher education infrastructure, both for online and face-to-face courses. Continuing growth in online course offerings and the mobility of digitally connected students make the LMS essential for sharing course content and enabling communication among faculty and students. Along with instructor-created assignments and instructional modules, faculty add library-licensed content, open access and open educational resources, and other published sources to their LMS courses. Often this leads to questions related to copyright management, content licensing, and the role of the library in these efforts. This webinar will provide an overview of existing learning management systems and their capabilities. We will then address considerations of content provision within the LMS, including the application of Fair Use exemptions, the TEACH Act, and systems that can be added to the LMS that help manage copyright and licensing issues. Finally, we will discuss the role of librarians as consultants on content discovery and using licensed and copyright-protected educational materials.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:
  • leave with an understanding of the LMS market and the common features of these systems that are relevant to sharing content with students; and 
  • be introduced to key concepts in copyright related to sharing different types of content, from library-licensed resources to OER.

Who Should Attend

Librarians working in collection development, electronic resources in libraries, licensing and rights management, and digital services.


John J. Burke is Director of the Gardner-Harvey Library on the Middletown regional campus of Miami University. John is a past president of the Academic Library Association of Ohio and current board member of OhioNET. He holds an M.S. in library science from the University of Tennessee and a B.A. in history from Michigan State University. John has worked in public services, instruction, collection development, website design, and systems. He has published and presented nationally. John can be reached at
Beth E. Tumbleson is Assistant Director of the Gardner-Harvey Library, Middletown regional campus of Miami University. She earned her M.S. in library science from Simmons School of Library Science and M.A. in church history from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She also earned a B.A. from Dickinson College. Beth has worked in academic, high school, and corporate libraries. She works in distance library services, instruction, collection development, and academic integrity. She has published and presented nationally. Beth can be reached at



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