To help school librarians and educators better understand copyright law, author Carrie Russell will host the workshop “Copyright for K-12 Librarians and Educators” on April 11, 2013. Russell is also the director of the American Library Association’s Program on Public Access to Information. Register now
In the workshop, Russell will discuss her newly released book Copyright for K-12 Librarians and Educators and offer guidance on ways to legally provide materials to students by exploring common scenarios encountered by school educators and librarians. Registration for this ALA Editions Workshop is available on the ALA Store (registration is available at both the individual and group rates).
With 15 years’ experience as a practicing librarian, Russell is a frequent speaker at state, regional, and national library conferences about the intricacies of copyright law. She is also the author of numerous articles on copyright and information policy that have appeared in such journals as Library Trends, Library Issues, Public Libraries and Library Journal.
Video from the most recent American Library Association Digital Literacy Task Force webinar is now available. As part of the webinar, titled “Assessing Digital Literacy: Outcomes and Impact,” information experts explored methods to measure the effectiveness of digital literacy programs and ways to assess student engagement in online inquiry.
While the webinar has ended, the Digital Literacy Task Force will continue to monitor ideas, comments, and questions shared via the Twitter hashtag #digilit12.
Webinar video from the ALA webinar “Complete Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators” is now available. As part of the webinar developed specifically for instructors and school librarians, bestselling copyright authority Carrie Russell discussed common copyright concerns explored in her newly released book of the same title.
Curious about what happened on Election Day 2012? Wondering what library issues the 113th Congress might consider? Just wanting to figure out who the new members of Congress are (and how to influence them)? This webinar is designed specifically for library leaders to provide an update on 2012 and ideas for learning about your legislators (and having an impact) in 2013. We look at the election trends as well as what library leaders can do in the next few months to ensure that members of Congress and their staff listen up on library issues.
The campaign season is in full swing and it’s time to think about making a difference at the polls. Believe it or not, library leaders can legally and ethically encourage engagement in the elections. In this session we look at 10 specific steps library leaders can take to mobilize library supporters, including voter registration drives, learning about candidates, attending and hosting forums and working the polls. We also provide details on what non-profit staff, boards and volunteers are allowed to do under existing rules. Now is the time to capture the increased interest in the political process to promote civic participation and enhance your library’s presence.