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Does your library have a copyright policy? Have you wondered if you can post your story hour online? Or make copies of books for patrons? Or offer 3D printing? Copyright can be confusing and, many times, the questions asked about it are not easy to answer. Knowing the basics of the copyright system and how to rely on a policy can make copyright less confusing.

In this informative session, learn what makes up copyright, how to use your library’s copyright policy to consistently answer copyright questions, and develop copyright research workflows (how to find and receive permissions) that will help improve your library operations.

Learning Objectives:

• Become more familiar with the core rights and exceptions of copyright
• Know how and why to create a copyright policy
• Best practices for implementing a policy to improve workflow

Original broadcast September 1, 2020 

Biography ~ Allyson Mower
Allyson Mower is an academic librarian with over ten years of experience in copyright librarianship. She is the author of the forthcoming book “Copyright Policies & Workflows in Libraries” to be published by Rowman & Littlefield in June 2020. Allyson also founded the Copyright Education Committee of the Utah Library Association and currently serves as head of scholarly communication & copyright at the University of Utah’s Marriott Library.