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May 13

Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators (2020)

Posted on May 13, 2021 at 11:16 AM by Brian Herder

Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators

Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators: Creative Strategies and Practical Solutions - Fourth Edition (2020)

Kenneth D. Crews

ALA Editions

97808398916292




Copyright law never sleeps, making it imperative to keep abreast of the latest developments. Declared “an exemplary text that seals the standards for such books” (Managing Information), this newly revised and updated edition by respected copyright authority Crews offers timely insights and succinct guidance for LIS students, librarians, and educators alike. Readers will

  • learn basic copyright definitions and key exceptions for education and library services;
  • find information quickly with “key points” sidebars, legislative citations, and cross-references;
  • get up to speed on fresh developments, such as how the recently signed Marrakesh Treaty expands access for people with disabilities and why the latest ruling in the Georgia State University case makes developing a fair use policy so important;
  • understand the concept of fair use, with fresh interpretations of its many gray areas that will aid decision making;
  • learn the current state of affairs regarding mass digitization, Creative Commons, classroom use and distance education, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and other important topics;
  • receive guidance on setting up on a copyright service at a library, college, or university; and
  • find many helpful checklists for navigating copyright in various situations.

This straightforward, easy-to-use guide provides the tools librarians and educators need to take control of their rights and responsibilities as copyright owners and users.


May 13

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Action (2020)

Posted on May 13, 2021 at 11:16 AM by Brian Herder

Diversity Equity and Inclusion In Action

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Action: Planning, Leadership, and Programming (2020)

Christine Bombaro

ALA Editions

9780838947593



All too often, in a hurried attempt to “catch up,” diversity training can create division among staff or place undue burdens on a handful of employees. Instead, academic libraries need approaches to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) that position these priorities as ongoing institutional and professional goals. This book’s model programs will help academic libraries do exactly that, sharing a variety of initiatives that possess clear goals, demonstrable outcomes, and reproducible strategies. Librarians, administrators, and directors will all benefit from the programs detailed inside, which include such topics as

  • a university library’s community of practice for interactions and learning around DEI;
  • cultural competency training to create more welcoming instruction spaces;
  • student workshops on literature searches that mitigate bias;
  • overcoming the historic tendency to marginalize LGBTQ representation in archives;
  • a curriculum and design workshop that moved from discussing social values to embedding them in actions;
  • the founding of a library-led LGBT club for students at a rural community college;
  • a liberal arts college’s retention-boosting program for first-generation students;
  • tailoring a collection and library services to the unique needs of student veterans; and
  • a framework for moving from diversity to equity and inclusion, toward a goal of social justice.

With this volume’s model programs to guide them, academic libraries and their staff can successfully strengthen their own DEI initiatives.


May 13

Ask, Listen, Empower (2020)

Posted on May 13, 2021 at 11:16 AM by Brian Herder

Ask listen empower

Ask, Listen, Empower: Grounding Your Library Work in Community Engagement (2020)

Mary Davis Fournier and Sarah Ostman (eds.)

ALA Editions

9780838947401


Community engagement isn’t simply an important component of a successful library—it’s the foundation upon which every service, offering, and initiative rests. Working collaboratively with community members—be they library customers, residents, faculty, students or partner organizations— ensures that the library works, period. This important resource from ALA’s Public Programs Office (PPO) provides targeted guidance on how libraries can effectively engage with the public to address a range of issues for the betterment of their community, whether it is a city, neighborhood, campus, or something else. Featuring contributions by leaders active in library-led community engagement, it’s designed to be equally useful as a teaching text for LIS students and a go-to handbook for current programming, adult services, and outreach library staff. Balancing practical tools with case studies and stories from field, this collection explores such key topics as

  • why libraries belong in the community engagement realm;
  • getting the support of board and staff;
  • how to understand your community;
  • the ethics and challenges of engaging often unreached segments of the community;
  • identifying and building engaged partnerships;
  • collections and community engagement;
  • engaged programming; and
  • outcome measurement.

Sharing numerous examples of successful change, dialogue and deliberation, and collaborative efforts, this book offers a comprehensive look at community engagement work that can help all libraries reinforce their roles as champions of lifelong learning.