Thursday, October 12, 2017

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, EST

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Copyright Basics for all Library Staff: Webinar (10/12/17) 

What is fair use?  How about Creative Commons?  Can you use that image you found online?  Can you make copies of that disc?  How about making copies of that online article for a meeting?  What if you cite the source for the material?

These are the questions that come up all the time, and we often don't know where to get answers. Learn what rights copyright holders typically have in the United States, and what exceptions may come into play in our everyday work in libraries. 


  • Understand the basics of U.S. copyright and why they matter
  • Know when you need to ask permission to use or copy material
  • Learn the differences between fair use, public domain and Creative Commons
  • Be able to apply copyright basics to at least three (3) common scenarios in libraries

Virtual Trainer: Laura Solomon

Laura Solomon, MCIW, MLS is the Library Services Manager for the Ohio Public Library Information Network and the former Web Applications Manager for the Cleveland Public Library. She has been doing web development and design for over fifteen years, in both public libraries and as an independent consultant. She also authored a statewide web site usability study in 2004 that evaluated the site of every public library in Ohio. She specializes in developing with Drupal, as well as in web code and accessibility standards. She is a 2010 Library Journal Mover & Shaker.  Her book Doing Social Media So It Matters:  A Librarian’s Guide was published in late 2010 and The Librarian’s Nitty-Gritty Guide to Social Media was published in 2013.  As a former children’s librarian, she enjoys bringing the “fun of technology” to audiences and in giving libraries the tools they need to better serve the virtual customer.

This is an online class. Access information will be emailed one week ahead.

Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff. Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.