Wednesday, September 24

Preconference Sessions

Copyright Boot Camp
This 3-hour preconference session will provide attendees with an overview of the basics of U.S. copyright law, including how copyright is secured, works eligible for copyright protection, author’s rights, and the duration of copyright protection. We’ll also review exceptions found in U.S. copyright law that are frequently utilized by libraries and educational institutions, e.g. fair use.

Defining a Process for your Copyright Review Project
Presented by Kristina Hall and Heather Shoecraft
This hands-on workshop will guide you through the process of scoping a copyright review project particularly designed for achieving results when your staff or student workers don’t have a legal background. We will explain how to condense a review into bite size questions, find research resources to support your project, and put it all together into a teachable sequence.

Case Law Discussion Group
Presented by Justin Bonfiglio, Raven Lanier, & Yuanxiao Xu
Facilitators will lead a 75 minute discussion focused on a recent copyright case.  For anyone interested in participating in the discussion, a set of readings will be shared with the group approximately one month in advance of the conference. Participants are encouraged to bring their own questions to the discussion — please come prepared for an active exchange!

Additional Preconference Sessions will be announced in 2020.

Thursday, September 25

Plenary Sessions

Becoming a Copyright Librarian – Three Perspectives
In this session three panelists will share their stories about taking on responsibilities as copyright librarians.

Offering Copyright Services – Scoping Your Service
In this session we’ll explore how library staff can identify the copyright needs and concerns of their patrons and develop a service model to help effectively address them.

Answering Tough Questions – Consultation to Policy Development
As copyright librarians, we are sometimes asked to be involved with challenging consultations, projects, or policy development. In this session, we’ll identify ways to help efficiently guide our libraries and library patrons through these situations and establish balance between the rights of content creators and those seeking to reuse works.

Friday, September 26

Plenary Sessions

U.S. Copyright Office Update
In this session, Chris Weston, senior counsel in the Office of Policy and International Affairs of the U.S. Copyright Office, will provide an update on the U.S.C.O.’s work and initiatives.

The Future of Copyright Librarianship
In this session we’ll take a look at lawsuits, legislation, emerging technologies, and other trends and issues that may impact the work we do as copyright librarians in the years to come.