Copyright 101: Helping Patrons Understand Copyright

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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:

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.

Technical Requirements:
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Session Duration:
This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.

Instructor:  Jodie Borgerding -

Continuing Education Credit:
Contact Hours: 4


June 2 - 3, 2021

10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Online Classroom
United States

Phone: 800-843-8482

Amigos Member Individual Registration $ 165.00
Non-member Individual Registration $ 220.00