People in the News 5/14/14

by | May 14, 2014 | 0 comments

Ann Campion Riley2014 ACRL Election Results

ACRL Insider reports that “Ann Campion Riley, associate director for access, collections, and technical services at the University of Missouri, has been elected ACRL vice-president/president-elect. She will become president-elect following the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, and assume the presidency in July 2015 for a one-year term. A full biography of Riley will be available on the ACRL website next week

John P. Culshaw, university librarian at the University of Iowa, and Kim Leeder, director of library services at the College of Western Idaho, have been elected to the ACRL Board of Directors as director-at-large…”

According to ALA News “the American Library Association (ALA) awarded Carla Myers the 2014 Robert L. Oakley Memorial Scholarship. The Library Copyright Alliance, which includes ALA, established the Robert L. Oakley Memorial Scholarship to support research and advanced study for librarians in their early-to-mid-careers who are interested and active in intellectual property, public policy, copyright and their impacts on libraries.

Myers serves as the director of access services at the University of Colorado’s Colorado Springs campus. Oftentimes, librarians are sought out by members of the university community whenever they have a copyright question, particularly regarding teaching and research. Many of the duties that librarians manage have copyright implications, yet most librarians receive no formal education on the U.S. copyright law. Myers’ research project will quantify the need for copyright education through a survey of library science schools to make the case for a standard copyright curriculum…”

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