Can you have too many copyright books? Perhaps not!
Written by Carrie Russell, who worked with copyright law for over 20 years, this new edition of Complete Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators, Second Edition is scheduled to be release this spring (so any day?). Its description is:
Reflecting the dominance of digital technologies and networks across
much of the country, this timely update of Russell's handbook
demonstrates how school librarians and educators can effectively advance
learning while respecting intellectual property law.
Particularly in places of learning, technology is all-pervasive;
because everyone is always making copies, copyright is center stage. And
copyright law, when misapplied or misinterpreted, affects not only the
way that you teach but even what you teach. With decades of experience
interpreting the intricacies of copyright law as it pertains to
librarianship, Russell is the ideal authority to address the concerns of
librarians, teachers, and teaching librarians who work in the K–12
environment. Her book will encourage you to stop allowing your fear of
copyright issues to limit how and what you share or teach, and instead
be more involved in shaping copyright law to better serve your learning
community. Through scenario-based discussions, it covers key topics such
- the reasons librarians and teachers have so many misconceptions
about copyright, and why understanding copyright is a process, not a
- recent legislative and policy developments that impact schools and libraries;
- situations often encountered by educators, such as using copyrighted
material in class assignments, digital lesson plans, bulletin board
displays, social media, school plays, and band performances and talent
- the use of licensed content in a variety of settings;
- what constitutes "fair use," so that you can be empowered by knowing exactly what's possible within the law; and
- guidance on making long-term strategic decisions and developing copyright policies.
The book is priced at $54.99 (ALA members, $49.49). Pre-ordering is available through the ALA website.