2017 Professional Development Information*

*Sessions are still being planned: schedule may change. Details will be added as speakers and sessions are confirmed.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

3:00 - 6:00 pm     Workshop

In this dynamic workshop, nationally recognized experts will teach you basic skills for managing copyright and audiovisual content in the educational environment. They will discuss pressing challenges that libraries face in providing audiovisual content to users. The interactive question and answer session will give you an opportunity to raise concerns and get expert feedback.

  1. Fast-Track Your skills: What every librarian must know Tucker Taylor (U of South Carolina) will present the basics of copyright and video content – learn about right of first sale, the classroom exemption, the TEACH Act, fair use, and more. 
  2. Crucial Issues, Possible Solutions Will Cross (NC State)  and Kyle Courtney (Harvard) will discuss challenges librarians encounter every day: streaming rights, access, direct-to-consumer licensed content and other issues.
  3. Crazy copyright! – bring your most burning questions Kyle, Will and Tucker will take your questions and lead this informal discussion session.

Monday, October 23, 2017

12:00 - 2:00 pm  

Keynote Session

Elena Rossi-Snook (NYPL) highlights the legacy of Bill Sloan and the history of media librarianship. Elena is the film archivist for the Reserve Film and Video Collection at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. This session is sponsored by Bullfrog Films and Icarus Films.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

8:30 - 10:15 am     Panel Session

Opportunities Amidst Disruption

Identifying opportunities amidst digital disruption: How can librarians meet the challenge of providing direct-to-consumer licensed content for our users? Can we work with large content producers such as Netflix and Amazon when public performance rights are required? How can we preserve this growing body of content? Kyle Courtney, Will Cross, and Kristin Cooney of ro*co films will be among our panel of experts.

12:00 - 2:00 pm     Panel Session

David Parker, Senior Vice President of Editorial and Licensing for Alexander Street, leads a panel of representatives and librarians in a discussion about usage, engagement, and impact in streaming video packages. This panel is sponsored by Alexander Street Press.

7:00 - 9:00 pm        

Optional tour: Open Signal (Portland Community Media)

Wednesday, October 25,  2017

8:30 - 10:15 am     Panel Session

Marketing audiovisual content to library users

12:00 - 2:00 pm     Professional Development Session

Topic under development