Copyright 101: Helping patrons understand copyright

Course Description
Topic Area: 
Course Type: 

Librarians come in contact with copyright laws in a variety of ways in their work. Whether it is a student wanting to make copies, an instructor wanting to show a a film in class, or a small business owner wanting to use content for marketing materials, our work and our patrons present us with a myriad of copyright-related dilemmas.

In this course, we will start with a brief overview of the history of American copyright law and then discuss how copyright law effects our work as information professionals. Finally, we will explore solutions to possible copyright-related dilemmas we may encounter with our patrons and in our work.

Disclaimer: This class is not taught by a lawyer. If you need legal advice, please contact a lawyer.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Understand the purpose of copyright law and regulations
  • Distinguish ways that copyright law effects library work and patron usage
  • Apply copyright-related solutions to library work and interactions with patrons
Target Audience: 
Everyone
Prerequisites: 

Attendees should have familiarity with Web browsers and the Internet. Basic HTML experience is preferred.

Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements: 
  • Approximately one hour of homework will be required each day.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Session Duration: 
This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.
Continuing Education Credit
Contact Hours: 
4
Fees
Amigos Member Early Bird Fee: 
$140.00
Amigos Member Fee: 
$165.00
Non-member Early Bird Fee: 
$175.00
Non-member Fee: 
$200.00
Scheduled Dates

June 28 - 29, 2018, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT (Register Now) -- Early Bird Deadline: June 6