Copyright Boot Camp for Librarians
Friday, October 25, 2019
Friday, October 25, 2019
9:00 am to 2:00 pm

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WNYLRC Training Center


Join WNYLRC for a copyright session designed to take librarians through the basics all the way to negotiating content licenses!  During this 5-hour workshop, attendees will learn the fundamentals of copyright, explore the copyright laws specifically pertaining to libraries and archives, consider copyright issues related to streaming, digitization, ADA accommodations, and get practical tips for negotiating content licenses. Designed to be accessible and  interactive, this workshop invites you submit your questions in advance, or bring them that day.  Attendees will leave with worksheets and written materials to assist with managing day-to-day copyright concerns at their library.  Presented by Stephanie (Cole) Adams, WNYLRC's "Ask the Lawyer" service attorney. Lunch will be provided.


Copyright Basics and emerging issues 9-10

Copyright Section 108 ("Just for Libraries") 10-10:45

[small break 10:45-11)

Copyright Section 107 (Fair Use) 11-12:15

Lunch break with time for Q&A 12:15-12:45

ADA and other important rights and exceptions: 12:45-1:15

Copyright licensing issues & Contract Negotiations: 1:15-1:45

Wrap-up and Q&A until 2PM


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Stephanie Cole Adams
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Stephanie (nickname: Cole) Adams is an attorney advising libraries, creative professionals, civic organizations, and higher education institutions as they build our culture. She first developed a deep connection to libraries working as a page, then clerk, at her hometown library in New Hartford, NY.  For over 10 years, Ms. Adams was the in-house counsel at Niagara University, where she routinely conducted trainings in discrimination and workplace respect.  She is now the owner of her own practice, the Law Office of Stephanie Adams, PLLC, in Buffalo.  Ms. Adams is admitted to practice in both the state and federal courts of New York (and you may be familiar with her work...Cole works staffs the WNYLRC's "Ask the Lawyer" service).

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Intersect 2019: The Global Library - Early Bird Registration

On behalf of the Western New York Library Resources Council, we here at Intersect would like to thank everybody who made Intersect 2018: Where Ideas and People Meet! a success! Now we are ready for round two!

This year, our theme is The Global Library. We have a number of great sessions planned, with topics including international copyright, library jargon, universal design, and extended reality!

The purpose of INTERSECT is to facilitate a culture of co-learning among librarians and other interested professionals in the region by bringing people together to network and share ideas in an interactive, engaging, informal setting where participants determine the content.

Activities, including workshops and tours, will be held after lunch time. 

Early Bird Registration price is $35, so register now! After the early bird period ends on August 31, registration will go up to $45. 

Student Admission is $15. Students may call Pat Klaybor at 716-633-0705 to register and receive the student price.

A light breakfast, buffet lunch, tour, and snack are included.

Please fill out our form to select your preferred tour/activity and inform us of any dietary restrictions once you've registered:

Spaces for each session and lunch activities are limited -- so sign up soon!

If you need disability accommodations, please email Caitlin at

There is $5/day valet parking only for guests of our Unconference at the Hilton Garden Inn. The valet parking is not included in the price and it is optional.