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In order of appearance:

Writing for Publication (Teleconference)

Habits of Highly Successful Librarians (Teleconference)

Managing Copyright Issues (Online)

Digital Content Management NEW this Fall! (Online)

Writing for Publication

Wednesday, November 9, 2005

1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

Rachel Singer Gordon, founder of and author

Member: $77.00 Non-member: $97.00

As both an author and an editor, Rachel Singer Gordon has a unique
perspective on writing for publication in the library environment. Writing
for Publication covers the main steps involved in writing and preparing your
work for publication, including: finding an idea, actually doing the work,
and submitting work and getting it published. Along the way, find tips on
building self-confidence as a writer, handling rejection, figuring out where
to start, and integrating writing with a career and other professional
development activities. Writing for Publication also addresses common
questions, such as: "Do I have anything to say to the profession?" "Where
will I find the time to write?" and "Why should I write if I'm not required
to for tenure?" We all have the ability to add our voices to the ongoing
conversation that comprises our professional literature; find some ways to
get started.

Rachel Singer Gordon is the former Head of Computer Services at the Franklin
Park Public Library in Illinois. She is the founder and webmaster of the
library career site, from which she also publishes the career
development e-newsletter Info Career Trends and co-authors Beyond the Job
(, a professional development weblog for
librarians. Since 2002, she has been the "Computer Media" review columnist
for Library Journal; she is also a frequent contributor to LJ's "NextGen"
column and the author of Emerald's "Publish, Don't Perish" Library Link
column. Her published work includes The Librarian's Guide To Writing for
Publication (Scarecrow, 2004), The Accidental Library Manager (Information
Today, 2005), and The Nextgen Librarian's Survival Guide (Information Today,
forthcoming). Rachel holds an MLIS from Dominican University and an MA from
Northwestern University.

Habits of Highly Successful Librarians

Thursday, November 10, 2005

12:00 - 1:00 pm EST

Maureen Sawa, Director of Public Service and Community Development, Hamilton
Public Library

Member: $55.00 Non-member: $75.00

Are you an effective librarian? Are you sure? Libraries are changing to meet
user needs and assume new roles. So also are librarians faced with the
prospect of 're-inventing themselves' to adjust and adapt to their changing
environments by building new areas of expertise. To be successful,
librarians must reconsider traditional core competencies and identify the
skills, attitudes and values that enable us to work effectively and develop
new service opportunities.

Perfect for both newcomers to the field or experienced librarians who want
to invigorate their current practices, this talk looks at the key issues
affecting libraries and librarians and focuses on the personal and
professional competencies that librarians must develop. Through fascinating
statistics, anecdotes and practical tips, including the instructor's own '12
Habits of Highly Successful Information Specialists', this presentation
offers compelling arguments for adopting forward-looking habits to increase
professional success and personal satisfaction.

Maureen Sawa is Director of Public Service and Community Development at
Hamilton Public Library. She is also the co-author of Car Smarts: Hot Tips
for the Car Crazy and author of The Library Book: From Camels to Computers
(forthcoming). Maureen has a Bachelor of Music from Wilfrid Laurier
University and a Master of Information Studies from FIS at the University of

Online courses starting in November:

Managing Copyright Issues Nov. 7-Dec. 9 (5 weeks, 16 e-lessons)

Members $143 (*regular price $159, but non-members are advised to contact
CLA for instructions prior to registering.)

Who in my enterprise is responsible for being copyright compliance? How do
we obtain permission to use copyright-protected materials? How do we audit
our enterprise's own copyright-protected assets? How do we begin to develop
a written copyright policy? If you are struggling with managing copyright
issues in your enterprise, and finding ways to ensure you are compliant with
the copyright laws of your country, this is the course for you.

Just register, then sit back and relax....two - three times a week, you will
receive e-lessons for a total of 5 weeks and 16 e-lessons. Just to make sure
you pay attention to these e-lessons, a quiz testing your knowledge for that
particular e-lesson is included at the end of each lesson.

This online course is part of a series of 6 online courses on copyright,
licensing and managing digital content. Information on all of the courses
are at:


1. Why manage your copyright issues?

General Management Issues

2. Centralizing copyright

3. Understanding copyright principles

4. Copyright in the global context

5. Copyright law and digital media

6. Valuing copyright

Using Copyright-Protected Materials

7. Permissions procedures

8. Copyright risk management


9. Negotiating permissions and licenses

10. Your licensing policy

Protecting Copyrights

11. Auditing your copyright assets

12. Protecting copyright works

Advanced Management Issues

13. Other legal issues

14. Developing your written copyright policy

15. Ongoing copyright education

16. Managing copyright checklist


Digital Content Management  Nov. 7-Dec. 9 (5 weeks, 16 e-lessons)

Member $166 (*regular price $184 but non-members are advised to contact CLA
for instructions prior to registering) Announces a New Online Course

Digital Content Management: Compliance in the Digital Age

The use of digital content in enterprises, governments and institutions is
exploding. But who is managing that content? And what are the rules? Can I
republish licensed content? Or post it on our Web site? Can I store it, and
forward it to others? Can I save digital content in our enterprise's

Over the past few years, most enterprises have established procedures for
managing computer software to ensure compliance with software licenses and
copyright law. These same enterprises are now uncertain of the rules for
managing digital content. Such management involves legal, strategic, policy
and practical considerations.

This online course is designed to provide clarity in managing digital
content today and into the future. Just register, then sit back and
relax....the e-lessons will arrive in your inbox. No passwords to remember
or Web sites to visit to obtain the e-lessons. Just to make sure you pay
attention to these e-lessons, a quiz testing your knowledge for that
particular e-lesson is included in each lesson. One of the most valuable
parts of this course is its exclusive moderated listserv where you can
discuss the course's issues and your particular questions with the other

Who should take this course: anyone who licenses, acquires, or uses digital
copyright-protected materials that are 'owned' by others. It is aimed at:
CIOs, CKOs, CTOs, knowledge/Intranet/Internet/document/content/IP managers,
Information/knowledge architects, IS/IT professionals, information
professionals, human resource professionals and educators. Because the use
of digital content is a global issue, this course is intended for a global

The course is developed by author, speaker and copyright lawyer, Lesley
Ellen Harris. It is divided into 5 sections:


What is Digital Content, and What Does Managing Content Mean?


The Interplay Between Copyright Law and Digital Content

Specific Digital Copyright Issues

The Relevancy of International Copyright Law

The Interplay Between Copyright Law and

Technology (e.g., Digital Rights Management)


What are 'Digital Rights' or 'E-Rights'?

How to License Digital Content

Learning to Negotiate Licenses

Licensing Content: Specific Clauses

Licensing Content: Standard Clauses

Developing a Written Licensing Strategy Policy


Monitoring Legal and Illegal Uses of Licensed Digital Content

What to Do If You Are Accused of Infringing Copyright

How to Avoid Copyright Infringements by Your Corporation and End Users


Organizing your Digital Content

Planning for the Future of Digital Content

This course complements 5 other online courses: U.S. Copyright Law; Canadian
Copyright Law; Digital Licensing Online; Managing Copyright Issues, and
International Copyright Law. See: or

Instructor: Lesley Ellen Harris of is a Copyright,
Licensing and E-commerce Lawyer/Consultant who works on legal, business and
strategic issues in the publishing, content, entertainment, Internet and
information industries. Lesley's clients range from individuals to
governments, associations, unions and corporations. She also works with
libraries, archives, museums and educational institutions. Lesley began her
career in copyright in 1984 working with a lobbying group interested in
revising Canada's copyright laws. From 1987-1991, Lesley was Senior
Copyright Officer with the Canadian government where she helped revise the
country's copyright laws. Since 1991, Lesley has been self-employed
consulting with clients on Canadian, U.S. and international issues. Lesley
now maintains a virtual office using the Internet for everything from
communicating with clients and sending documents to Web-invoicing. In fact,
you are likely to get a quicker response from an e-mail to Lesley than from
a telephone call. Lesley's articles and papers are published internationally
and she is the author of the books Canadian Copyright Law (3rd ed. 2001) and
Digital Property: Currency of the 21st Century (1997), both of which are
published by McGraw-Hill, and Digital Licensing: A Practical Guide for
Librarians (2002). In addition, Lesley is the editor of The Copyright & New
Media Law Newsletter: For Libraries, Archives & Museums. Lesley began this
Newsletter in 1997 and it now has subscribers from over twenty countries. In
2000, Lesley has prepared a series of four electronic reports on e-commerce
for libraries, archives and museums, entitled the E-LAM Reports.

Registration forms are available at

More information is available at or by contacting:

Lisa Twardowska BA MLIS, Continuing Professional Development Officer,
Canadian Library Association

328 Frank Street, Ottawa, Ontario  K2P 0X8

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