Fair Use in Your Library after Georgia State

ACRL e-Learning webcast – “Fair Use in Your Library after Georgia State”
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Central

Register now for the ACRL e-Learning webcast, “Fair Use in Your Library after Georgia State,” to be offered Tuesday, December 4 (1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Central time).  This live, interactive webcast will examine how the recent federal court decision involving copyright and the Georgia State University Library may shape fair use policies in academic libraries for decades.  A lower-court judge ruled that the Georgia State University Library was the “prevailing party” in a lawsuit brought by Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and Sage Publications. The publishers have appealed that ruling. What does this all mean, and what does it mean for your library?  During the webcast, copyright librarians and lawyers will explore and dissect the court’s framework using specific examples from the case in order to explain the ruling of the case, the effect that the case may have on future fair use analyses, and its impact on library policies such as course reserves and interlibrary loan.  Bring questions about fair use in your library!

Presenters: Dwayne K. Buttler, J.D., Professor, University Libraries, Evelyn J. Schneider Endowed Chair for Scholarly Communication, University of Louisville; Donna Ferullo, Director of the University Copyright Office and Associate Professor of Library Science, Purdue University; Tim Gritten, Assistant Director of Libraries for User Services, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Complete details including the full webcast description, learning outcomes, and registration materials are available online.  Contact Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org or call (312) 280-2522 with questions.

Internet Librarian Lightning Round-Up!

Internet Librarian Lightning Round-Up!

Tuesday, October 30th, 12pm-1pm CDT /  1-2pm EDT.

A free webinar presented by the ACRL-ULS Technology & Libraries Committee. This post-conference online session will provide you with an overview of some of the best presentations from the recent Internet Librarian conference. Speakers from a variety of university libraries will present overviews of what they learned at the conference in a lightening-round fashion.

Presenters are:
Jennifer Castaldo, Distance Education Librarian/Electronic Resources Manager
Johns Hopkins University/Excelsior College Library

Tammy Allgood, Web Services Librarian
Arizona State University

Cindy Fisher, First-year Experience Librarian
University of Texas at Austin (Perry~Castaneda Library)

Roy Degler, Digital Services Librarian
Oklahoma State University


Let us know you’ll be attending: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dG9NeFFubWV2Y0xMUlNmOTRGQnFnNHc6MQ#gid=0. We will e-mail you the link to the live webinar.

On behalf of the ACRL-ULS Technology and Libraries Committee,

Britt Fagerheim, Utah State University
Rebecca Blakiston, University of Arizona
Sara Arnold-Garza, Towson University
Kristin Henrich, University of Idaho
Nicole Sump-Crethar, Oklahoma State University
Carolyn Cunningham, University of Texas San Antonio
Dan Chaney, Oklahoma State University

FACRL Conference Oct. 18-19


    Nova Southeastern University
    Alvin Sherman Library
    3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314


    Thursday, October 18:
  • FACRL Board Meeting, 4-5PM at the Alvin Sherman Library
  • FACRL Reception from 5-7pm at the Alvin Sherman Library, Room 205S – All are Welcome!
    Friday, October 19:
  • Fall 2012 Program from 8:00AM – 3:15PM. (breakfast & coffee from 8:00am-8:30am)


      FACRL is offering an online registration & payment option for the first time! PayPal will be used for secure payment processing; with PayPal you can use a credit card or PayPal account. If you prefer not to pay online, a mail-in registration form is also available.

Registration is limited to a maximum of 100 people

    Registration must be received by October 12, 2012 (electronically or mail-in). Lunch and reception are included in the registration fee.
    You have 2 options:
      To register & pay online, click here for

Online Registration & Payment

      To register & pay by check, click here to download the

Mail-in Registration Form

  • ACRL or FLA Member: $50.00
  • Non-ACRL or Non-FLA Member: $60.00
  • Student:$30.00
  • Retired Librarian or Job-Seeking Librarian: $30.00
  • On-Site registration: $60.00 (space permitting)

Cancellations must be received by October 12, 2012.



Ft. Lauderdale Campus

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      Free parking; parking passes and directions to the library will be e-mailed to you after registration is received. Refer to the following page for more information on the location of NOVA Southeastern University:

Main Campus Map


Upcoming ACRL Events

February 14 – March 11, 2011:
Developing a Comprehensive Critical Thinking Curriculum: From Goal-Setting to Assessment (Online Seminar)

February 15, 2011:
“Big Tent” Advocacy (ACRL Advocacy Conversation)

February 21 – March 18, 2011:
Deciding with Data (Online Seminar)

February 22, 2011:
The Not-So-Distant Librarian: Online Library Instruction to Engage Students and Faculty (Webcast)

March 1, 2011:
Digital Rights Management (DRM): Information Roadblock for Library Users (Webcast)

March 30 – April 2, 2011:
ACRL 2011

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Upcoming ACRL e-Learning Opportunities

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Looking to expand your professional development horizons? Then these upcoming ACRL e-Learning opportunities are just the place for you. Stretch your professional development budget by registering now for these affordable online seminars and Webcasts! Click on each event title for more information, including a link to online registration and registration fees. Space is limited, so register now to reserve your seat! Group rates are available for live Webcasts.

Registration for all online seminars and Webcasts qualifies for the ACRL Frequent Learner Program. Register for three, get one free.

Keep up-to-date with upcoming ACRL e-Learning opportunities by subscribing to ourRSS feed and visiting our events calendar. Don’t miss out on these exciting learning opportunities!


A Mobile Bridge: QR Codes and Libraries (Webcast: January 26, 2011): This Webcast will introduce this powerful yet simple mobile technology and will explore the many possible applications of QR Codes in academic libraries.


Developing a Comprehensive Critical Thinking Curriculum: From Goal-Setting to Assessment (Online Seminar: February 14 – March 11, 2011): This four-week course will model and teach the Learning Cycle, a method of instructional design based on the learning theories of prominent educational researchers.

Deciding with Data (Online Seminar: February 21 – March 18, 2011): Learn about the lifecycle of library data from setting up its collection to making decisions using this information.

The Not-So-Distant Librarian: Online Library Instruction to Engage Students and Faculty (Webcast: February 22, 2011): Gain a better understanding of online teaching and will be able to design an online library instruction session that meets the needs of various learning styles.

Electronic Collection Development for the Academic E-Library (Online Seminar: February 28 – March 18, 2011): Learn to create an academic e-library collection development plan for free and fee-based Web-accessible resources for a patron community of your choice.

Complete details are available on the ACRL e-Learning Web site. For more information about ACRL e-Learning opportunities, contact Margot Conahan at (312) 280-2522 ormconahan@ala.org.

New ACRL/TLT Online Literacy Workshops

via ACRL Insider

ACRL and the TLT Group are co-sponsoring three online information literacy workshops this fall. The latest ACRL/ TLT Group online information literacy workshop, Best Practices in Information Literacy in Undergraduate Education, is scheduled for October 13, 20, and 27, 2010. Each session begins at 2 p.m. EST, and lasts 60 minutes.

For the past several years, workshop leaders Susan Ariew and Ilene Frank, along with members of the ACRL’s Institute for Information Literacy’s Best Practices Project Team, have been working with colleagues in the field on criteria for developing, assessing, and improving information literacy programs in undergraduate education; and identifying categories and case studies of best practices in undergraduate information literacy programs.

This workshop will introduce a variety of related resources, present the findings of the Best Practices team, describe key elements of model programs, invite feedback and discussion, and engage participants in activities to help them reflect on their own teaching practices, as well as advance the work of their own Information Literacy Programs.

Complete details and registration information is available on the TLT Group Web site. Visit the ACRL e-learning site for complete details on ACRL e-learning opportunities.