The Conversation Continues: Copyright in Context for CALL Members
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
Following the plenary at this year's Annual Conference, this webinar panel will discuss the much anticipated review of the Copyright Act and other copyright issues that concern law librarians in Canada.
Amanda Wakaruk (MLIS, MES) is the Copyright Librarian at the University of Alberta. Her MLIS included a practicum in a private law firm and she has worked with government information in public, government, and academic libraries for more than fifteen years. Current research interests include the role of Crown copyright as it relates to the stewardship of government information.
Kim Nayyer is the Associate University Librarian, Law and Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Law at University of Victoria. She manages the law library collection and its research and instruction programs. Before joining UVic, Kim worked as a research lawyer in Ontario and Alberta, advising on issues in a variety of legal topics; managing and creating library and knowledge resources; and delivering legal research and writing instruction programs to articling students and junior associates. Over the years Kim has regularly conducted freelance legal research and writing projects for lawyers and publishers in areas including legal research, human rights law, administrative law, health law, copyright law, and law reform. She is currently co-chair of the CALL/ACBD Copyright Committee and participates in CARL Copyright law reform work for UVic Libraries.
Lesley Ellen Harris, JD, is a copyright consultant, author and educator. After completing law school, Lesley worked with the Canadian government on copyright policy underlying statutory copyright reform. As a policy advisor, Lesley gained an international perspective on copyright, undertaking international studies and comparing how copyright laws worked in various countries. Her portfolios included examining copyright for libraries, archives, museums and educational institutions and understanding the balance in domestic copyright laws and international copyright treaties. She is the author of the book, Canadian Copyright Law, 4th Edition and the blog, Copyrightlaws.com. Lesley recently began teaching the Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law - see the list of recent graduates here.