This two-part webinar series is presented by Mary Minow, library copyright expert and holder of Dominican University's Follett Chair. 
  • What Every Library Worker Should Know, October 9, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. CST
    Every library story time, website space for blog comment, or film showing has copyright implications for library staff and for the institution. Get a firm grip on copyright basics to learn what's clear, what's not, and how to minimize risk. This webinar will cover the basics on identifying public domain materials, introduce viewers to the "library exception" that allows libraries to make replacement and preservation copies of materials and offer interlibrary loan, under certain conditions, and will provide a simple form to file with the U.S. Copyright Office to limit the library's exposure when patrons use library resources.
  • Hot Issues in Copyright, October 30, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. CST
    Ebooks, orphan works, and e-reserves have all been central issues in litigation. Get an update on cases and other pending copyright developments that affect libraries, users and access to information. 

Presenter Bio: Mary Minow is currently the holder of the Follett Chair in Library and Information Science at Dominican University.  She is also a member of the National Museum and Library Services Board. She manages the Stanford Copyright and Fair Use website and founded the Library Law blog. In addition, she serves on the board of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, as well as the board of the Freedom to Read Foundation.

$25 per session. Series discount: Register and pay for both sessions for the discounted price of $40. One CPDU available for each session.

Register for What Every Library Worker Should Know, October 9

Register for Hot Issues in Copyright, October 30

Register for both sessions

System Requirements for Participating

Participants will need to have a broadband internet connection and a computer running the latest version of Java. You may check if your systems are compatible by testing your computer's setup online and access links to update software as needed.  Select the "Configuration Room" option on the same page, as this will provide an opportunity to test your connection and to download any additional software that may be needed (such as the "Blackboard Collaborate Launcher").

Please check this matrix, which shows supported operating systems and web browsers. Note that Chrome is Not supported on Macs.