ALA Copyright Activist Honored at the World Library and Information Congress

Winston Tabb at the 2012 ALA Conference

Winston Tabb at the 2012 ALA Conference

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) honored longtime library advocate Winston Tabb at the World Library and Information Congress, which took place last week in Helsinki, Finland. Tabb, who is the dean of Libraries and Museums at Johns Hopkins University, received Honorary Fellowship–the IFLA’s highest honor–for his 20 years of service for bringing light to the roles of libraries in international copyright discussions.

The honorary fellowship honors persons who have achieved prolonged and distinguished service to IFLA. Tabb is well known for his work on the IFLA Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters and as an IFLA representative to the World Intellectual Property Organization.

The American Library Association recently honored Tabb with the L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award during the 2012 American Library Association Annual Conference in Anaheim in June 2012. The Patterson Award recognizes the contributions of individuals or groups that pursue and support the Constitutional purpose of the U.S. Copyright Law, fair use and the public domain.

We would like to congratulate Winston for his work to bring libraries into the international copyright discussion arena.

Alan S. Inouye
OITP Director

Carrie Russell
Director, Program on Public Access to Information

About Alan Inouye

Alan S. Inouye is the director of ALA's Office for Information Technology Policy. Previously, he was the coordinator of the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee in the Executive Office of the President and a study director at the National Academy of Sciences. Alan completed his Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley.

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