Introduction to Copyright and Open Licensing for Libraries and Archives

$200.00

Dates: May 6 - June 2
December 2 - December 29

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Have you ever wondered if you’ve violated copyright law in helping a library patron meet their information needs? Does a knowledge gap concerning copyright law impact your ability to serve patrons? This class will help answer some of your questions about U.S. Copyright Law and how it applies to your professional practice. American Library Association’s (ALA) Core Competencies for Librarians state that librarians should be able to “understand and apply copyright law in their work.” This course will give you foundational knowledge of copyright, including limitations and exceptions. We’ll apply copyright law to specific situations to help you make more informed decisions in your librarianship practice. We’ll examine and critique the stated purposes of U.S. Copyright Law. Finally, we’ll explore how open licenses, in particular Creative Commons licenses, enable sharing, reuse, and collaboration while respecting copyright holders’ rights. Our goal is to help you grow more confident about risk management inherent in a librarian’s copyright-related duties.

Participants intending to complete the Certificate in Open Education Librarianship have the option to choose between Introduction to OER and Introduction to Copyright based on a self-assessment of your prior knowledge and skills around OER. If you’re new to OER, take Intro. to OER, which is introductory. If you have sufficient OER experience to feel you meet the Intro. to OER outcomes, take Intro. to Copyright, which is more advanced.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Examine and critique the stated purposes of U.S. copyright law.
  • Articulate the basics of copyright law, including the rights of copyright holders and the limitations and exceptions to those rights.
  • Apply copyright law to specific situations involving fair use, copyright infringement, permissions, and the public domain.
  • Explore how open licenses, in particular Creative Commons licenses, enable sharing, reuse, and collaboration while respecting copyright holders’ rights.
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1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Registration dates

We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment.

Course Description

Have you ever wondered if you’ve violated copyright law in helping a library patron meet their information needs? Does a knowledge gap concerning copyright law impact your ability to serve patrons? This class will help answer some of your questions about U.S. Copyright Law and how it applies to your professional practice. American Library Association’s (ALA) Core Competencies for Librarians state that librarians should be able to “understand and apply copyright law in their work.” This course will give you foundational knowledge of copyright, including limitations and exceptions. We’ll apply copyright law to specific situations to help you make more informed decisions in your librarianship practice. We’ll examine and critique the stated purposes of U.S. Copyright Law. Finally, we’ll explore how open licenses, in particular Creative Commons licenses, enable sharing, reuse, and collaboration while respecting copyright holders’ rights. Our goal is to help you grow more confident about risk management inherent in a librarian’s copyright-related duties.

Participants intending to complete the Certificate in Open Education Librarianship have the option to choose between Introduction to OER and Introduction to Copyright based on a self-assessment of your prior knowledge and skills around OER. If you’re new to OER, take Intro. to OER, which is introductory. If you have sufficient OER experience to feel you meet the Intro. to OER outcomes, take Intro. to Copyright, which is more advanced.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Examine and critique the stated purposes of U.S. copyright law.
  • Articulate the basics of copyright law, including the rights of copyright holders and the limitations and exceptions to those rights.
  • Apply copyright law to specific situations involving fair use, copyright infringement, permissions, and the public domain.
  • Explore how open licenses, in particular Creative Commons licenses, enable sharing, reuse, and collaboration while respecting copyright holders’ rights.

Colleen Sanders

Colleen Sanders (MLS, M. Ed.) is a librarian and instructional designer with an evergreen curiosity for how open education may transform teaching and learning. She currently serves as the OER and Course Materials Affordability Faculty at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany Oregon where she supports faculty in academic and technical fields to combine access with inclusive pedagogy. Her work advocating for strong OER policy and analysis of commercial textbook affordability programs earned an Open Oregon Educational Resources OER Champion award in 2019. She is a graduate of the Creative Commons Certificate program and a member of the Open Education Network’s first Certificate in Open Educational Practices cohort. Colleen hopes to empower librarians to leverage open practices to create more equitable, critical, and relevant information services.

Quill West

Quill West has been an open education leader and advocate throughout her career and currently serves as Open Education Project Manager at Pierce College, in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. As a librarian seeking to forward open education work, Quill has helped many institutions launch and sustain open education initiatives. She headed the Library as Open Education Leader project, which invited and trained librarians in Washington to become advocates for OER in their own institutions. She collaborates with colleagues to create, adopt, adapt, and support open education projects, particularly where students shape the materials as they learn.

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