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Are your concerns about copyright keeping you from digitizing your unique collections? Learn how to conduct an efficient and thorough copyright investigation and how to best document your findings. We'll also talk about how to handle items that are a mix of public domain and copyrighted material.
1/23/2018 | 1 hour | Slides (PDF)
Louis Kelly, Boone County Commonwealth's Attorney, will discuss the legalities of handling troublesome patrons. What standards of behavior can a library enforce to protect its environment and patrons? What are the patrons' protected rights? How should libraries handle issues involving drugs? Patrons with bedbugs? Patrons with poor hygiene? Mr. Kelly will explain some commonsense applications of the laws surrounding these issues.
5/16/2019 | 1 hour | Slides (PDF)
Often, public library personnel are unaware, or poorly informed, about the intellectual property needs of their customers. This presentation is an overview of the basics of copyright as it applies to both libraries and library customers. Besides library-related copyright and Fair Use topics, this presentation also includes intellectual properties that are useful to inventors, artists, authors, musicians, small business owners, school teachers, students, and even genealogists.
4/28/2016 | 1 hour | Slides (PDF)
Legal reference can be tricky and complicated. How much can you say? Where do you start looking? Join us for this 2-part webinar series featuring the State Law Librarian to get tips and tricks to make it easier. In Part 1, you'll learn how to find cases and forms, and how to use the Court of Justice website.
11/16/2017 | 1 hour | Slides (PDF)
Legal reference can be tricky and complicated. How much can you say? Where do you start looking? Join us for this 2-part webinar series featuring the State Law Librarian to get tips and tricks to make it easier. In Part 2, you'll learn about statutes, using the Legal Aid website, and other helpful Kentucky government websites.
11/30/2017 | 1 hour | Slides (PDF)
This presentation will cover how libraries must consider First Amendment protections when setting policies relating to meeting rooms, presentations, and content. We will discuss how libraries can provide an open forum for the free exchange of ideas while maintaining an appropriate environment where the community feels safe and welcome.
10/31/2019 | 1 hour | Slides (PDF)
Sooner or later your library will face a legal challenge, stemming from a personnel issue, construction, patron injury, discrimination, or any number of different avenues. While the challenge may be inevitable, defeat is not - if your library is properly prepared. This presentation will help you prepare to face these challenges before they are presented, to place your institution on firmer defensive ground. Time will be allowed for questions.
4/22/2015 | 1 hour | Slides (PDF)

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