Instructor Bio

Lesley Ellen HarrisLesley Ellen Harris has been active in SLA for several years, speaking at SLA conferences, teaching Click University courses, and writing the “Info Rights” column on copyright and licensing issues in SLA’s Information Outlook. She has also served on SLA’s Public Policy Advisory Council.  Lesley currently serves on the Council of Canadian Academies’ Expert Panel on Memory Institutions and the Digital Revolution.

Lesley works with libraries, archives, museums, educational institutions, and for-profit and non-profit organizations to—

  • Create content and educational materials, including copyright FAQs and briefing papers;
  • Write documents/briefs on copyright policies and guidelines and permissions procedures;
  • Provide customized copyright and licensing training, including “training the trainer” programs;
  • Conduct copyright audits to maximize benefits from copyrights; and
  • Consult on copyright compliance measures.

Lesley is the author of Canadian Copyright Law, 4th edition (published in October 2013), Digital Property: Currency of the 21st Century, and Licensing Digital Content: A Practical Guide for Librarians.

Since 2002, Lesley has taught online courses on several copyright-related topics, including digital licensing, Canadian copyright law, managing copyright issues, U.S. copyright law, practical international copyright law, and digital content management. She has taught these courses through SLA, Access Copyright, the Association of Canadian Publishers, the American Library Association, Copyrightlaws.com, LYRASIS, OCLC, and NFAIS.  Lesley also has taught a master’s-level course on copyright through the University of Alberta since 2003.

Lesley speaks on copyright law at conferences in the United States, Canada, Mexico, England, and Europe and leads customized Webinars and in-person seminars on copyright and licensing.

Follow Lesley on Twitter at @copyrightlaws and visit her Copyrightlaws.com blog.

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