Library Juice Academy

Online Professional Development for Librarians

Copyright for Librarians 201: Current Issues

Instructor: Rachel Bridgewater

Dates: Not currently scheduled

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Price: $175

2012 was a big year for copyright in the library world. Decisions were reached in important court cases like the Georgia State University e-reserves case, the HathiTrust case, and the UCLA streaming video case. In addition, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the important first sale case, Kirtsaeng v. Wiley. Also in 2012, the Association of Research Libraries released their Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries. What should we, in libraries, make of these developments? How should the decisions in these case affect our understanding of fair use, first sale, and other important copyright principles? In this course, we will explore copyright through the lens of these recent developments.

Rachel Bridgewater

Rachel Bridgewater is a faculty librarian at Portland Community College in Portland, Oregon. Rachel serves as the college’s copyright librarian, providing copyright interpretation and support for the college community and planning educational activities and outreach about copyright. Rachel regularly presents and teaches about copyright and other information policy issues both locally and nationally. In addition to her work at PCC, she teaches part-time for Emporia State University’s School of Library and Information Management. Rachel received her MLS from Emporia in 2004. Interview with Rachel.

Course Structure

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, or to be notified when it is next scheduled.