Diversity Plans for Academic Libraries
Instructor: Julie Biando Edwards
Dates: Not currently scheduled
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Of the many copyright issues we encounter as librarians, fair use may be one that surfaces most frequently in our work. Many librarians feel daunted when called upon to perform a fair use analysis and are unsure how much they can help patrons with fair use questions without crossing the line into giving legal advice. This course will explore fair use from many angles – from its history to its application in day-to-day operations. Participants will learn about this crucial component of the copyright law through readings, case studies, and guided discussions. By becoming fair use experts, participants will be able to approach a host of copyright questions with increased confidence and become more effective advocates both locally and nationally.
Julie Biando Edwards is the Ethnic Studies Librarian and the Multicultural Coordinator at the Mansfield Library - University of Montana. Her interests are in public libraries and community, critical librarianship, and libraries and human rights. She has published in Libraries & The Cultural Record, Public Libraries, and the journal Information for Social Change, and has presented at various local, regional, national, and international conferences. She co-edited, with Stephan P. Edwards, Beyond Article 19: Libraries and Social and Cultural Rights (Library Juice Press, 2010). Interview with Julie Edwards
This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.
Please contact us to arrange a special session of this class for a group of seven or more, with a negotiable discount.