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ACRL Presents – Celebrating Fair Use Week, “The Fair Use Factors: Their History and Application” (2/25)

Fair Use Week LogoJoin us for the free ACRL Presents webcast, “The Fair Use Factors: Their History and Application,” on Thursday, February 25, 2016, from 1:00 — 2:00 p.m. Central time (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern.  Convert additional time zones online.)

The language of the fair use factors has changed very little since the nineteenth century, but the doctrine of fair use has changed a great deal. Understanding the history of the factors, particularly their changing importance, is crucial to making accurate fair use decisions today. This webcast will focus on fair use cases from the last forty years, tracing the relative importance of the four statutory factors and their subfactors. Participants will then be asked to practice applying current fair use law to a series of hypothetical fact patterns.

Learning outcomes:

  • Learn the history of fair use factors and subfactors including commerciality, publication status, and transformativeness.
  • Learn the current relative importance of the four fair use factors and their subfactors.
  • Use this knowledge of the fair use factors to make fair use decisions.

Presenter: Ana Enriquez is a copyright lawyer who focuses on the issues facing libraries, universities, and other cultural institutions. She has taught copyright and internet law in several contexts, including as the Head Teaching Fellow for the online course CopyrightX from 2013 to 2015. She is a member of the Illinois and Massachusetts bars and is a graduate of Berkeley Law and Harvard College.

How to register:
Submit your free registration online by February 24, 2016.  The webcast will be recorded and made available shortly after the live event.

Questions should be directed to mconahan@ala.org.  More details about Fair Use Week, February 22-26, 2016, are available online.

ACRL/Harvard Library Leadership Program and Reception (1/10/16)

We invite you to join alumni and friends of the library leadership programs offered by the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education (HIHE) for a program and reception during the upcoming American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Boston.

ACRL/LIAL Alumni Information Session
Sunday, January 10, 2016, 5:00 – 5:45 PM
Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, Otis Room

Summer institute faculty members Jim Honan, Maureen Sullivan, and Joe Zolner will provide an update on activities at Harvard and facilitate a discussion of ways to take maximum advantage of your institute experience while continuing to address ongoing and longer-term professional development needs and objectives.  All alumni of both LIAL and LLDA are cordially invited, along with any other colleagues interested in learning more about these programs.

ACRL/ LIAL Alumni Reunion
Sunday, January 10, 2016, 5:45 – 6:30 PM
Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, Commonwealth C Room

Please encourage any colleagues interested in learning more about HIHE’s library leadership programs and other professional development offerings to join you at these events.  To RSVP, click here.

Speakers named for SPARC-ACRL Forum at ALA Midwinter Meeting

SPARC and ACRL once again offer their popular forum as part of the ALA Midwinter meeting. “Complying with Emerging Funder Public Access Policies: How Libraries Can Make It All Work” will be held Saturday, January 9, 2016, 3:00 – 4:30pm, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 253 C. Speakers have recently been named and are:

  • Jennifer Hansen, Officer, Knowledge & Research, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Barbara Pralle, Manager of Data Management Services, Johns Hopkins University
  • Claire Stewart, Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning, University of Minnesota
  • Neil Thakur, Special Assistant to the Deputy Director for Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health

Over the past few years, there has been a proliferation of high-profile funders announcing policies requiring greater access to research articles and data. From the White House, to the Canadian Tri-Agency, to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, these policies are now moving into the implementation stage. This brings with it both the excitement of a new era, as well as the daunting challenge of determining how exactly to make things work. This challenge is compounded by differences in the requirements across policies, and the ability of individual researchers and institutions to make sense of these differences and comply effectively.

This forum will explore ways in which the library community can be instrumental in supporting the compliance efforts. Along with identifying some issues and possible strategies, the panelists will discuss services that are being, or have been created or expanded, to help address some of the issues that have been raised. We hope to provide you with some practical ideas that you will be able to take back and implement at your institution.

Update on ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Initiative at ALA MW

Join ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries Committee for an update session on the Value of Academic Libraries initiative during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston, Mass., on Sunday, January 10, 2016, 1:00 – 2:30 PM, in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 253 C. Learn about a proposed new objective for ACRL’s strategic plan, the Plan for Excellence, to demonstrate how libraries advance issues of equity, access, institutional diversity, and inclusion.

In this session, four librarians will present examples of library programs that advance these issues and add value by contributing to university or college goals specifically regarding equity, access to college, and inclusion. They are:

  • Juleah Swanson, Head of Acquisitions Services, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries
  • Linda A. Kopecky, Head, Research Services, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries
  • Jaime Hammond, Director, Naugatuck Valley Community College Library
  • Melissa Bowles-Terry, Head of Educational Initiatives, University of Nevada Las Vegas Libraries

We hope this panel will start a conversation among librarians and library staff about this potential new strategic objective related to the Value of Academic Libraries.

Reminder: Immersion ’16 applications due 12/4

Friday, December 4, 2015 is the deadline to apply to Immersion ’16 (Teacher and Program tracks).  The ACRL Immersion Program provides instruction librarians the opportunity to work intensively for several days on all aspects of information literacy. Whether your institution is just beginning to think about implementing an information literacy component or whether you have a program well under way, the Immersion Program will provide you with the intellectual tools and practical techniques to build or enhance your institution’s instruction program.

“This blew my mind. I fully intend to change how I teach and influence the information literacy program on my campus.” ~  Immersion Program Participant

Immersion ’16 (Teacher and Program tracks) will be held at Champlain College in Burlington, VT, July 24-29, 2016.  Acceptance to Immersion ’16 is competitive to ensure an environment that fosters group interaction and active participation.  Applications are due December 4, 2015.

Teacher Track focuses on individual development for those who are interested in refreshing, enhancing, or extending their individual instruction skills. Curriculum includes classroom techniques, learning theory, leadership, and assessment framed in the context of information literacy. Program Track focuses on developing, integrating, and managing institutional and programmatic information literacy programs.  Change dynamics, systems thinking, institutional outcomes assessment, scalability, and the integration of teaching, learning, and technology will be brought to bear on analyzing the various programmatic challenges presented in case studies developed prior to the program.

Complete details and application materials are available online.  Questions about ACRL Immersion ’16 programs should be directed to Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org.

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