ACRL-OR Co-Sponsors Copyright Workshop
The Oregon Library Association’s Academic Division (ACRL-OR) and the Pacific Northwest Religious and Theological Library Association (PNWRTLA) are co-sponsoring an online copyright workshop, presented by Kevin L. Smith , Director of Copyright and Scholarly Communications at Duke University. This workshop will be on February 27th, April 3rd, and May 1st from noon-1 PM (Pacific Time). The topics will be as follows:
- February 27th – How did we get into this mess: Copyright and its discontents. This will be a chance to review the basic of copyright in the context of explaining why the law has been so unable to respond to the challenges of the digital age.
- April 3rd – Libraries go to court: a review of recent cases. This will provide some updates about the status of four recent copyright cases involving academic libraries – GSU, UCLA, HathiTrust and Kirtsaeng v. Wiley — along with lessons that can be taken from each.
- May 1st – Policy decisions in the copyright arena. This will provide an explicit discussion about choices to be made while formulating copyright policy for higher education institutions.
You may register for any or all of these. Registration costs for individuals are $50 for all/ $20 each. Registration costs for groups are $100 for all/ $40 each.
Kevin L. Smith holds a Masters of Library Science from Kent State University and has worked as an academic librarian in both liberal arts colleges and specialized libraries. His strong interest in copyright law began in library school and he received a law degree from Capital University in 2005. Before moving to Duke in 2006, Kevin served as the Director of the Pilgrim Library at Defiance College in Ohio, where he also taught Constitutional Law. He is admitted to the bar in Ohio and North Carolina. His expertise in copyright law, practice in academia, and experience in libraries have made his blog, Scholarly Communications @ Duke, a popular resource for issues related to copyright law and their relevance for academic libraries.
If there are any questions regarding this workshop or registration, please do not hesitate to contact Garrett Trott. On behalf of ACRL-OR and PNWRTLA, we are eager to share this opportunity to learn from Kevin Smith’s expertise. Garrett Trott, Corban University, 503-589-8116 firstname.lastname@example.org
Register Now for the 2013 Joint OLA/WLA Conference
Registration is now open for the 2013 Joint OLA/WLA Conference which will be at the Hilton Vancouver, April 24-26.
You can register online with a credit card or by check. Once you have completed your registration form and have chosen a payment option, you will receive an email. If paying by check, please include a copy of the email with your check and mail it to the address noted on the page. Early registration ends March 8, 2013.
Reservations can also be made for the Hilton Vancouver either online through the conference website or by calling (360)993-4500. The Hilton Vancouver is located at 301 West 6th Street, Vancouver, Washington. Rates are $124 per night for a single or double occupancy and $144 per night for triple occupancy. The group name is OLA/WLA 2013 Joint Conference and the group code is WLM. Additional lodging is available at the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver, located at 100 Columbia Street, Vancouver, Washington. Reservations can be made by calling (360) 694-8341.
ORT, DIGOR Offer Conference Scholarships
The OLA Outreach Round Table is offering a scholarship for two OLA members to attend the 2013 OLA / WLA Joint Conference. To be eligible, the applicant must live in Oregon, be a librarian or library staff person or a student enrolled in an ALA-accredited library program and be a current member of OLA. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in library outreach services and successfully explain how they will benefit from attending the OLA / WLA Conference. Two scholarships will be awarded, one to a student and one to a librarian or library staff person.
Applications are due by February 21st. The scholarship is for reimbursement for the conference registration fee and $150 to be applied toward hotel, travel expenses and/or meal expenses. The recipient will be notified by March 1st. To apply, please complete the scholarship application form. Please email questions to Outreach Round Table Chair Annie Lewis at email@example.com.
The Documents Interest Group of Oregon (DIGOR) is also pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for an individual with an interest in government information to attend the 2013 OLA/WLA Joint Conference. DIGOR will reimburse the scholarship recipient for the conference registration fee.
Eligibility: librarians or library staff working with government information in an Oregon library, or library school students with an interest in government information enrolled in an ALA-accredited library program, and living in Oregon.
Application process: Complete the online application form, available on the DIGOR homepage. Applicants are asked to submit two essays (250 words maximum for each essay) describing the applicant’s current library position and/or interest in government information services, and how attending the OLA conference may further develop the applicant’s interest in government information and/or library service.
Applications must be submitted by March 1st, 2013. All applicants will be contacted by the first week of April. Please contact Tiffany Thornton with any questions:
346-1937 or firstname.lastname@example.org
OLA Legislative Day
Save the Date! OLA’s Legislative Day will be Thursday April 4. Join your OLA colleagues at the State Capitol for a fun and informative day. Learn about library issues and how the Legislature works. Talk to your legislators and show them that people do care about our libraries.
For more information, check out the Legislative webpage with links to how to make appointments. Contact Diedre Conkling email@example.com for assistance with making appointments. Contact Sara Charlton firstname.lastname@example.org or BJ Toewe email@example.com for more information on Legislative Day and how you can participate.