Copyright Education Initiative

Kraemer Copyright Conference

June 6-7, 2016 | University of Colorado Colorado Springs

About the Kraemer Copyright Conference

The Kraemer Copyright Conference is a free conference that offers public, academic, special, and school librarians the opportunity to learn about U.S. Copyright Law and how it impacts the services we offer our patrons. Conference participants will develop a better understanding of the law and learn how to balance the rights of authors and creators with the needs of our library users. This year's conference theme is Libraries and Copyright: Past, Present, and Future.

Featured Speakers

Kenneth Crews

Kenneth D. Crews

Kenneth D. Crews is an attorney, author, professor, and international copyright consultant. For over 25 years, his research, policymaking, and teaching have centered on copyright issues related to education and research. Professor Crews established and directed the nation's first university-based copyright office at Indiana University.  He was the first recipient of the Patterson Copyright Award from the American Library Association, and he received the Mark T. Banner Award from the American Bar Association in 2014. He is the author of numerous publications including the book, Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators (3rd ed, 2012).

Donna Ferullo

Donna Ferullo

Donna L. Ferullo is a Professor and Director of the University Copyright Office at Purdue University. She advises the University on copyright compliance issues and is responsible for educating the University community on their rights and responsibilities under the copyright law. She holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Suffolk University Law School and a Masters of Library Science degree from the University of Maryland. Ms. Ferullo is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, Indiana Bar and the United States Supreme Court Bar. She recently published book is entitled Managing Copyright in Higher Education.

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith  became the Dean of Libraries at the University of Kansas in May 2016, after 10 years as Director of Copyright and Scholarly Communications at the Duke University Libraries.  As both a librarian and a lawyer specializing in intellectual property issues, Smith's role at Duke was to advise faculty, staff, and students about the impact of copyright, licensing, and the changing nature of scholarly publishing on higher education.  Prior to that, Smith was director of the Pilgrim Library at Defiance College in Ohio, where he also taught constitutional law.  His teaching experience is various, having taught courses in theology, law, and library science.  Smith is the author of numerous articles on the impact of copyright law and the internet on scholarly research as well as libraries' role in the academy.  He has been a highly regarded blogger on these issues for many years, and in 2013 published Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers with the Association of College and Research Libraries. Smith holds a B.A. from Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., an M.A. from Yale Divinity School, an M.L.S. from Kent State University, and a J.D. from Capital University.  He did doctoral work in theology and literature at the University of Chicago. Smith has been admitted to the bar in Ohio and North Carolina.

Carrie Russell

Carrie Russell

Carrie Russell is the Director for the Program on Public Access to Information for the American Library Association's Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). She has worked for OITP since 1999, where she expanded into the areas of international copyright, accessibility, and e-books. Carrie was the recipient of the 2001 ALA Staff Achievement Award, and the 2013 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for Best Book in Library Literature for Copyright: An Everyday Guide for K-12 Librarians and Educators. She also authored Complete Copyright: An Everyday Guide for Librarians, now in its second edition. Carrie has a Masters in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Master of Arts (media arts with an emphasis on the political economy of information) from the University of Arizona.  

Conference Sponsors

Through the generous support these sponsors, we are able to continue to make conference registration free to all participants.