Thursday, January 28, 2010

Library Laws for the Web Environment - The Mobile User - WEBINAR

Library Laws for the Web Environment - The Mobile User

Are your patrons taking photos and short videos with their cell phones of the library?  Of children in the library?  Do they need permission, and if so, when?  What copyright, privacy and other concerns you should address?  What do you do when you see a patron accessing child pornography, obscenity or other disturbing sites on their cell phones or netbooks?  Are patrons tagging your content, at your website or on the librayr's Flickr page?  Can you remove inaccurate tags?  Offensive tags?  What disability access is legally required in this new environment?

These are just some of the legal issues facing libraries when working in the mobile environment.  Those attending this webinar will receive:
  • sample language for library signs regarding photography and videography
  • guidance on when users need permission to post videos or pictures of library patrons
  • an update on legal status of porn in the library - on the users' own devices
  • information on what accessibility of library websites is required by law for people with disabilities
This one-hour webinar will be of interest to library managers, anyone who works public service, those who create content for library social networking sites, and those looking for guidance regarding a variety of situations facing libraries using the mobile web and social networking.

Speaker: Mary Minow. Mary is an attorney, consultant, and a former librarian and library trustee. She edits the Stanford Copyright & Fair Use site ( She teaches digital copyright at San Jose State School of Library Science and at Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science. She is a past President of the California Association of Library Trustees and Commissioners.
She is the first recipient of the California Library Association's Zoia Horn Intellectual Freedom Award, given in 2004.

If you are unable to attend the live event, you can access the archived version the day following the webinar. Check our archive listing at:

Here is the information on how your can attend this webinar:
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2010
Time: 12pm – 1:00 pm Pacific Standard Time

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