For Immediate Release
Tue, 09/04/2012 – 12:55


Washington, D.C.— As the digital environment continues to develop rapidly, school librarians and K-12 educators face challenging issues concerning copyright-protected print and online materials at schools and outside of the traditional educational environment. When asked to make copyright decisions, uncertain librarians and educators tend to take more conservative copyright positions than necessary for fear of liability.

Today, the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) released the book “Complete Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators” to help librarians and teachers understand copyright law. The book teaches school librarians and educators how to fully exercise rights such as fair use while making decisions that are both lawful and best serve the learning community.