Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Jan. - April 2022: Jill's Presentation Schedule

Jill Hurst-Wahl

In 2021, all of my presentations were online and it will be the same for the foreseeable future in 2022. While being virtual allows me to be anywhere and everywhere, I do miss seeing people face-to-face and without a screen between us. May that occur again soon!

Here is what's coming up for me. Perhaps you'll be in the virtual room?

Jan. 28, 4:00-5:00 p.m. ET - Breaking the White-ness of the Profession for the Kentucky Community/Chapter of the Special Libraries Association.  Description:

The library profession is more homogeneous than we like to admit. Why? What can each one of us do to change that, no matter what type of library we work in? 
Registration is open. (Registration link added 1/14/2022)

April 13, 1:30-3:00 p.m.  - Understanding Fair Use During the Pandemic and Other Emergencies for ALA eLearning.  If you have questions about the work your library is engaged in - especially in the wake of changes during the pandemic - then this is the webinar for you.  While the scenarios are important, your questions are even more important because they get at what you really need to know.


No one would have predicted that when the pandemic struck copyright would become a hot topic. However, when libraries and school closed their physical doors in spring 2020 and moved online, questions emerged about the use of materials in the online environment. For example, could a book be read in an online storytime? Confusing the matter were publishers who “gave” permission, while those knowledgeable in copyright said that permission was not needed.

This webinar will use four common scenarios to discuss the application of Fair Use during a pandemic and other emergencies, as well as in normal times. Each scenario will focus on a common library activity. Basic copyright information with be provided, so that everyone enters the scenarios with similar knowledge. There will be time for participant questions throughout.
Registration is open. (Registration link added 1/20/2022)

March 7 - Start of a six (6) week asynchronous online course - U.S. Copyright Law in the Library: A Beginner's Guide for ALA eLearning.  Description:

The library is a hub of content, all of it subject to copyright law. The legal reality of copyright is dynamic—changes in technology have created a landscape that is constantly adapting and can be difficult to predict. If you don't have any formal training in copyright law, it can be intimidating to know how to answer your patrons' copyright questions and to know what you can and cannot do with your library’s content and resources. It can be tough to understand the line between providing information and answering a legal question.

In this eCourse, you will be guided through the basics of copyright law and provided with the foundation to become your library's copyright expert. Sections on the law covered included the rights of the copyright owner, fair use, limitations related to libraries and archives, first sale doctrine, and using copyrighted works in education. Among the applications of the law discussed is controlled digital lending.

Each week, you'll learn how copyright law informs what libraries, library staff, and patrons can do with their materials and how you can stay up-to-date as this area evolves. You'll be able to check and affirm your knowledge through focused self-assessments.

April 29, 10:00 a.m. ET - Moving Beyond Hope for the  Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP) as part of their 2022 Annual Conference. I am honored to be their Roger Summit Lecture Award Recipient. Description: 

The founding of Dialog by Roger Summit issued in an era of innovation and hope for information professionals. In every information era, we hope for the cutting edge technologies that will propel us forward. However, what we need now are not new technical variations, but the development of an expanded community. To do that, we need to move beyond hope into action.

Interested in a presentation for your organization? Contact me at

Besides Presentations

I'm working on several projects, including working as a facilitator on a long-term project and ensuring that team makes steady progress. Here is a one-sheet on Hurst Associates for you to share with your organization, if you would like my assistance on one of your projects. (Link updated 1/14/2022)

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