For immediate release | March 24, 2014

Copyright discussed on next American Libraries Live episode

CHICAGO — Copyright issues pose many challenges for librarians. In an era when we rely increasingly on electronic materials while still making use of traditional resources, our picture of rights and responsibilities can get cloudy. In “Copyright Conundrum” a panel of experts will discuss the challenges we face and strategies you can use to help navigate copyright in this rapidly evolving area. Please tune in at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, April 10 for this free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go. Join us for a panel discussion with:

  • Rebecca Butler, Professor in the Department of Educational Technology, Research, and Assessment, College of Education, at Northern Illinois University, author of "Copyright for Teachers and Librarians in the 21st Century"
  • Sandra Aya Enimil, Head of the Copyright Resources Center at The Ohio State University Library
  • Carrie Russell, Director, Program on Public Access to Information, Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) of the American Library Association
  • Laura Quilter, Copyright and Information Policy Librarian at the UMass Amherst Libraries

AL Live is an immediate and effective way to get to the heart of the real issues in our industry. With the help of real-time technology, it’s like having your own expert on-hand. We look forward to your joining us. To receive e-mail reminders, register at, or go to at the time of the event. If you’re unable to attend live, this event will be recorded and available at shortly after it concludes.

For information about advertising or sponsoring an AL Live event, contact: Doug Lewis, American Libraries magazine,, (770) 333-1281. For general information or press inquiries about AL Live, contact: Rob Christopher, Marketing Coordinator,, (312) 280-5052.

Related Links

American Libraries Live

"The Librarian's Legal Companion for Licensing Information Resources and Services"

"The E-copyright Handbook"


Rob Christopher

Marketing Coordinator

ALA Publishing