February 20-24 is 2023’s Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week. Commissioned by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week is “is an annual celebration of the important doctrines of fair use and fair dealing. It is designed to highlight and promote the opportunities presented by fair use and fair dealing, celebrate successful stories, and explain these doctrines.”
While fair use and fair dealing is employed daily by students, faculty, librarians, journalists, and all users of copyrighted material, Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week is a chance to explore the doctrines and the opportunities they allow. ACRL has a number of resources to help you participate.
- Intersections of Open Educational Resources and Information Literacy (Publications in Librarianship #79), edited by Mary Ann Cullen and Elizabeth Dill
- Using Open Educational Resources to Promote Social Justice, edited by CJ Ivory and Angela Pashia
- The Scholarly Communications Cookbook, edited by Brianna Buljung and Emily Bongiovanni
- The Critical Thinking about Sources Cookbook, edited by Sarah E. Morris
- Open Educational Resources: CLIPP #45, compiled and written by Mary Francis
- Copyright Conversations: Rights Literacy in a Digital World, edited Sara R. Benson
See all of ACRL’s open access books on our Digital Publications page.
Training for Your Campus or Consortia
ACRL’s virtual Open Educational Resources (OER) and Affordability RoadShow will help you understand the basics of OER and how libraries can be involved in affordability initiatives at your institution. This introductory virtual workshop is intended for academic librarians and library staff interested in learning about OER and/or developing OER initiatives. The online workshop begins with foundational knowledge about OER: What are OER? How do they impact faculty and students? We also discuss examples of and opportunities for library involvement in affordability initiatives, analyze stakeholders and institutional context, and determine appropriate strategies and goals for real-world application.
The Open Stacks
The Open Stacks blog is where ACRL Choice readers can find news, announcements, new resources, and informed commentary designed to aid in the advancement and support of the academic library profession. Whether it’s our weekly round-up of important scholarly publishing news, episode highlights from the Authority File and Patron Driven podcast series, or important insights from special guest contributors, The Open Stacks is a gateway to the wide array of Choice content.
Free Online Learning
The ACRL Presents program offers free occasional webcasts on issues of broad interest and importance to the academic and research library community. Browse archived recordings on our YouTube channel, and check for recent and upcoming events on the ACRL website.