Apply here for the Fall 2022 Western NC/SC/TN Edition of the Library Copyright Institute. Applications will close on October 31, 2022.
Background: The Library Copyright Institute invites you to attend a six-week program this fall to sharpen your copyright skills and help build a community to help you with copyright dilemmas. Participation is free and online, with virtual sessions held each week in November and December, and an optional capstone event in person hosted at UNC Charlotte in January 2023. No background knowledge in copyright is required. The course is meant to provide an in-depth explanation of all the basic copyright concepts that are required in day-to-day library work. Apply by October 31, 2022 for consideration as one of 30 invited participants. You can read the course syllabus, which includes the schedule for the course, here.
Costs: Thanks to funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, there is no registration fee.
What makes a good application: Because our goal is to provide copyright training for librarians at institutions that would not otherwise be able to develop such expertise, the strongest applicants will come from those at historically under-resourced institutions. This might include librarians at community colleges, historically black colleges, or smaller regional universities (public or private). Librarians working in all types of roles are encouraged to apply. Ultimately, we aim to admit a balanced mix of librarians working across different functional areas–e.g., public services, administration, technical services, special collections, and information technology. In total, we expect to admit a class of 30 participants for Fall 2022.
Expectations: Because the course content is cumulative, and because this course is meant to develop a cohort of librarians and staff who share knowledge and experience, it’s expected that participants will commit to attending each of the six virtual sessions. We also strongly encourage participation in the full-day capstone event, though we recognize that won’t be possible for all participants. Active participation during the 90-minute virtual sessions and capstone is expected.