Can you legally photocopy pages from that textbook? Can students legally remix music for school assignments? What does fair use mean, and how can it be applied in the school library or classroom? If you are a school librarian or educator who is confused by copyright law, you’re not alone. School principals, superintendents, educators and librarians have specific questions about copyright law but often find themselves without guidance on the subject.
On January 7, 2014, from 6:00-7:00p.m. EST, school leaders will have the opportunity to have their questions answered during an interactive tweetchat with copyright expert and bestselling author Carrie Russell. Participants can submit questions and take part in the free tweetchat by using the #k12copylaw hashtag.
For more information, please see the District Dispatch post.
Effective November 19, 2013, when accessing Thomas.gov, you will be redirected to Congress.gov. Congress.gov has grown since it’s beta release in Fall 2012 through a collaborative effort between the Library of Congress, U.S. Senate, U.S. Representatives, and Government Printing Office (GPO). The new site includes bill status, texts and summaries, direct links from bills to cost estimates from the Congressional Budget Office, Congressional Record, committee reports, legislative process videos and committee profile pages going as far back as the 103rd Congress.
The Library of Congress will offer webinar classes on Congress.gov on January 16th, March 11th, and May 15th. To register, complete the seminar form at http://beta.congress.gov/help. Basic help information is also available through this link.
The American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office is offering a free webinar on Wednesday, November 13th, 4-5pm. Despite Congress’ lack of popularity, libraries have a huge advantage. Learn how to use that advantage to avoid setbacks and even make great strides forward. Advocacy resources being developed in response to an ALA Washington Office survey will also be reviewed. Registration for this webinar is available online.
If you care to listen to the American Library Association (ALA) Virtual Town Hall on Ebooks last week, the archive of the webinar is available to view at your leisure. You may also download the slides.
A summary of the session is available on the American Libraries E-content blog, “ALA Moves Forward in Ebook Arena.” The town hall highlights ALA advocacy during the past two years, focusing on the intensive engagement with the largest book publishers. Future directions for ALA, libraries, and the publishing industry are also discussed. To keep up on future developments, check out the American Libraries E-content Blog—the place for major news and developments on library ebooks and ALA.
ALA leaders are encouraging librarians to join the ebook library lending discussion by registering for the American Library Association’s Virtual Town Hall on Ebooks, an interactive online session that will take place from 11 a.m.- noon Central time, Wednesday, October 23, 2013.
Online registration is available here.
Published June 12, 2013
Tags: advocacy, Training, Webinar
Learn ten quick and easy ways to use your library’s busy summer calendar as an advocacy tool to show elected officials what your library does to benefit the community and schools. This free webinar offered by the American Library Association will be held on Tuesday, June 18th from 4-5pm. For a more detailed description and to sign up, go to the registration page.
4/22/2013 UPDATE: Per ALA Washington Office, this webinar has been canceled:
“Unfortunately, we’ve had to cancel tomorrow’s webinar titled, “What to Know Before You Go to National Library Legislative Day (or Participate from the Safety of your Community!).” Stephanie Vance, our advocacy consultant, is dealing with a family emergency.
For anyone interested, here is the link the webinar we did before Leg Day last year: http://vimeo.com/40158365
The specifics have obviously changed but the advocacy tips remain quite relevant. Additionally, first time participants are encouraged to attend “Pre-Conference” at the Washington Office on May 6 from 3-5pm. Stephanie and I will lead that session.”
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