Instructors: Brandon Butler, Practitioner-in-Residence, Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic, American University Washington College of Law Christine Sundt, Editor of Visual Resources: An International Journal of Documentation Gail Ravnitzky Silberglied, Vice President, Government Relations & Advocacy, American Alliance of Museums Julia Blixrud, Assistant Executive Director, Scholarly Communication, Association of Research Libraries
Moderator: Emilee Mathews, Research Librarian for Visual Arts, University of California, Irvine
Libraries are charged with preserving and maintaining access to information, yet rapid changes in public policy affecting fair use and scholarly communication makes writing and reviewing existing policies difficult, and advising creators and scholars on best practices in fair use in text and images complicated. However, institutions can directly affect public policy by interpreting their policies to privilege fair use, underlining core missions to further culture and learning.
Workshop participants will become more informed and empowered information citizens: they will learn key issues and current debates on fair use and public policy; examine and master issues through case study analysis and debate; start to develop or revise an existing institutional policy to be relevant and responsive, with input from speakers and fellow participants; and cultivate an outreach and advocacy toolkit to incorporate in their professional practice, including how to talk horizontally and vertically within their organization, and reach out to constituents. Speakers from the Association of Research Libraries, the College Art Association, and the American Alliance of Museums will provide invaluable expertise, guidance, and represent the diverse perspectives and concerns of ARLIS/NA members.