Complete Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators

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Winner of the 2013 ABC-CLIO Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature

School librarians and educators have specific copyright questions that are often glossed over in larger books on the subject. Now, thanks to best-selling copyright authority Carrie Russell, there's a resource just for them, offering clear guidance for providing materials to students while carefully observing copyright law. Using whimsical illustrations so well known from Complete Copyright, Russell

  • Offers detailed advice on the distinctive issues of intellectual property in the school setting
  • Explores scenarios often encountered by educators, such as using copyrighted material in school plays, band and orchestra performances, bulletin board displays, and student participation in social media
  • Precisely defines "fair use," empowering readers by showing exactly what's possible within the law

Balancing intellectual property law with the rights of school librarians and educators will be a snap with an assist from Complete Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators.


PrefaceAcknowledgmentsCast of Characters

 Chapter 1 Staff Attend a Copyright Workshop Chapter 2 Lindsey's Copyright Is Infringed Chapter 3 Kim Wants to Talk about Fair Use Chapter 4The School Media Center Is Renovated Chapter 5Patrick Inserts a Video Clip Chapter 6Veronda and Lena Want to Digitize Textbooks Chapter 7 The School Has a Talent Show Conclusion Gary LeDuc Says Goodbye Appendix A

SLMS and Copyright: A Survey

Appendix B

Agreement on Guidelines for Classroom Copying in Not-for-Profit Educational Institutions with Respect to Books and Periodicals

Appendix C

Guidelines for Educational Uses of Music

Appendix D

Guidelines for Off-Air Recording of Broadcast Programming for Educational Purposes

Appendix E

Model Policy Concerning College and University Photocopying for Classroom, Research, and Library Reserve Use

Appendix F

CONTU Guidelines on Photocopying under Interlibrary Loan Arrangements

Appendix G

Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia

Appendix H

Use of Copyrighted Computer Programs (Software) in Libraries—Scenarios



Carrie Russell

Carrie Russell was the copyright specialist and director of public access to information at the ALA Policy and Advocacy Office in Washington, DC for more than twenty years. During her tenure, she had the opportunity to work on major copyright issues including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the TEACH Act, music modernization legislation, an international treaty to increase access to information for people with print disabilities, ebook business models, Google Book Search, and several mind-numbing government rulemakings. Previously, she was an academic librarian at the University of Arizona in an active team environment. She is the author of Complete Copyright: An Everyday Guide for Librarians and Complete Copyright: An Everyday Guide for K-12 Librarians and Educators which won the ABC-Clio/Greenwood Award for Best Book in Library Literature in 2013. Today, Carrie is busy reading and writing, swimming, cooking, and renovating her kitchen.

"An excellent resource that both corrects longstanding misconceptions about copyright among educators, and supplies a coherent, step-by-step approach to solving copyright conundrums within school communities."
--Public Libraries