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Copyright for Librarians

Friday, April 21, 2017
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany

Presented by
Dr. Arlene Bielefield
Information & Library Science professor at
Southern Connecticut State University


This class will cover the basics of the U.S. copyright law, what can and cannot be copyrighted, duration, the effect on the electronic world, fair use, guidelines, relevant cases, relevant sites, electronic and print library reserves, latest actions by Congress.

Some key questions that this class will cover: What does it take to have a copyright? What are the four elements the courts use to measure fair use? What is the difference between copyright and plagiarism? Is there an international copyright law? Can I freely use materials I find on the internet and digital resources, information commons, etc.? Is a notice of copyright required on copyrighted materials? Should library staff make copies on the library's copier for patrons? What sites should I visit for updates to the law?


Presenter Bio:
Dr. Arlene Bielefield is a professor in the Information & Library Science program at Southern Connecticut State University. She holds both an MLS and a JD (Juris Doctor), has served on the Committee on Legislation (COL) of the American Library Association, and chaired the COL Subcommittee on Intellectual Property. She is also the author, with Lawrence Cheeseman, of a number of books for Neal-Schuman, including two on copyright.

Cost: Free!
Deadline to Register: April 18, 2017

*Class participants are encouraged to submit their copyright questions prior to the class for the presenter. Please submit questions to Christopher Tosh at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by April 14.



Due to a limited number of seats, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Christopher Tosh at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
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