1. libraryadvocates:

    Open Now: Free Copyright Webinar for School Librarians and Educators

    Can I copy a textbook that I have and make copies for my students? Can I be thrown in jail for copyright infringement? These are just some of the questions that educators and school librarians have about use of copyright law in school environments. Oftentimes, they do not receive helpful guidance on the subject, which leads them to make overly conservative decisions.

    To assist educators and librarians who prepare learning materials for students, the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy will host Complete Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators, a free interactive webinar developed specifically for instructors and school librarians on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, from 4:00-5:00p.m. EST (Register now).

    Bestselling copyright authority Carrie Russell will host the webinar and discuss common copyright concerns explored in her newly released book of the same title. The webinar will offer clear guidance on ways to legally provide materials to students and explore scenarios often encountered by educators in schools, such as using copyrighted material in lesson plans, classroom assignments, school plays and performances.

    Webinar participants will learn:

    • Copyright must-knows for librarians and educators
    • Fair use
    • Creation of the copyright law
    • Use of copyright materials in school settings
    • Copyrighted content in the social media age

    Please note that there are 50 spaces available for the webinar, and the registration deadline closes December 3, 2012. Registration for the free webinar is available now. Webinar participants who register in advance will receive a 10 percent discount on their purchase of the book, Complete Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators.