Kristin Cooney

Kristin Cooney

Kristin is Managing Director of ro*co films educational. Along with managing all operations associated with educational and semi-theatrical sales and distribution, Kristin works closely with universities, libraries, non-profit organizations, corporations, and other institutions to execute screenings and events, enhance curriculum, promote acquisitions, and to broaden the use and impact of documentary film.


Kyle K. Courtney

Kyle is Copyright Advisor and Program Manager for the Harvard Library Office of Scholarly Communication. Kyle works closely with Harvard Library to establish a culture of shared understanding of copyright issues among Harvard staff, faculty, and students. Kyle also works with the Office of General Counsel on intellectual property issues associated with the HarvardX classes. Before joining the OSC, Kyle worked at Harvard Law School as the manager of Faculty Research and Scholarship. He holds a J.D. with distinction in Intellectual Property Law and an M.L.I.S.

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William M. Cross

Will is the Director of the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center at North Carolina State University where he provides guidance to campus stakeholders on legal issues and open access to scholarship, data, and educational resources.  As a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Will earned an M.A. in Technology & Communication, a J.D. in Law, and an M.S.L.S. in Library Science.  Before joining the NCSU Libraries, Will worked in academic and law libraries, in constitutional litigation, and at the North Carolina Court of Appeals.

Will serves as an instructor in the UNC School of Information & Library Science and lectures nationally on copyright, scholarly communication, and open culture.  He has been quoted in publications such as The Chronicle of Higher Education, Library Journal, and Techdirt and publishes regularly on topics ranging from the pedagogy of legal education for librarians to the First Amendment status of video games.

Sarah E. McCleskey


Sarah is Head of Resource and Collection Services at Hofstra University Library, and board chair of National Media Market & Conference. With over 25 years experience in academic libraries, Sarah has expertise in copyright, licensing, content acquisition, project management, library renovation, collection management, and data visualization. She is on the editorial board for the Journal of Copyright in Education & Librarianship, and serves as secretary of the Hofstra chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

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David Parker

David is SVP Video Products and Distribution for Alexander Street a ProQuest company – the leading provider of video, audio and unique, curated databases to the global university library market with more than 12,000 institutional customers. Prior to his role with Alexander Street, David founded Business Expert Press and served as the President of Business Expert Press and its sister company, Momentum Press. BEP and MP specialize in applied, concise ebooks for advanced business and engineering students. Before founding BEP, David was editor-in-chief for business publishing at Pearson Education and a member of Pearson’s global business publishing committee.

Elena Rossi-Snook

Elena Rossi-Snook is the specialist for the 16mm circulating film collection of The New York Public Library.  She has an M.A. in Film Archiving from the University of East Anglia and was the 2002 recipient of the Kodak Fellowship in Film Preservation.  She has served as a curriculum consultant for the NYU Moving Image Archiving and Preservation MA program, on the Board of Directors of the Association of Moving Image Archivists and is the chair of the AMIA Film Advocacy Task Force.  Publications include “Persistence of Vision: Public Library 16mm Film Collections in America” (The Moving Image), “Continuing Ed: Educational Film Collections in Libraries and Archives” (Learning with the Lights Off: a Reader in Educational Film) and a contribution to an upcoming academic reader on race and non-theatrical film to be published by Duke University Press.  Elena’s documentary film WE GOT THE PICTURE was made an official selection of the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival.  She is in production on a second documentary film.  Rossi-Snook also teaches film history at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Tucker Taylor

Tucker is Head of Circulation at Thomas Cooper Library at the University of South Carolina; she has over 25 years of experience in library access services. Tucker is keenly interested in how copyright and licensing affect our abilities to provide access to information. She earned her B.A. and M.L.I.S. degree from the University of South Carolina.

Tucker is a founder and co-editor in chief of Journal of Copyright in Education and Librarianship. She is also a founder and co-chair of South Carolina Library Association’s Scholarly Communications Interest Group, and a member of the University of South Carolina Libraries’ Scholarly Communications team. Tucker regularly presents on copyright, predatory publishing and open access issues.