ACRL Presents – Celebrating Fair Use Week, “Answering Copyright Questions About Fair Use for Faculty Colleagues” (2/28)

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Fair Use Week logoJoin us for the free ACRL Presents webcast, “Can’t You Just Say Yes: Answering Copyright Questions About Fair Use for Faculty Colleagues,” on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 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.)

More frequently academic librarians are being sought-out by faculty for assistance in answering copyright questions, and many of these questions are about how the fair use exception found in Section 107 of US copyright law can be utilized when making copies of works for teaching and research purposes. Often times faculty are looking for a quick “yes” or “no” answer to their question “Is this a fair use?” but answering copyright questions are rarely that simple! During this interactive webcast, explore how academic librarians can guide faculty through fair use determinations, empower them to become more confident in making fair use determinations on their own, and walk the fine line between sharing information and giving legal advice. Quality resources that can be used by librarians and faculty to learn more about fair use and US copyright law will also be covered.


Carla Myers

Carla Myers serves as Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Scholarly Communications for the Miami University Libraries. Her professional presentations and publications focus on fair use, copyright in the classroom, and library copyright issues. Carla is a presenter for the ACRL Scholarly Communication Road Show. She has a B.S. in Psychology form the University of Akron and a Masters in Library and Information Science from Kent State University.

How to register:
Submit your free registration online. The webcast will be recorded and posted on the ACRL website after the live event.

Questions should be directed to  More details about Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week, February 26-March 2, 2018 are available online.