Kraemer Copyright Conference at UCCS
Sponsored by the Kraemer Family Library

June 1-2, 2015
University Center, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Presenter Bios

Featured Speaker

Kenneth D. Crews
For more than twenty-five years, Dr. Kenneth D. Crews has focused much of his research, policymaking, and teaching on copyright issues.  He has published widely on the topic, and he is a frequent speaker at universities and meetings throughout the world.  In 2008 he completed a study for the World Intellectual Property Organization (an agency of the United Nations), analyzing copyright statutes applicable to libraries in the laws of more than 150 countries.

Dr. Crews has been a leader on providing a better understanding of the relationship of copyright law to the needs of higher education. His first copyright book, Copyright, Fair Use, and the Challenge for Universities: Promoting the Progress of Higher Education, was published by the University of Chicago Press in October 1993, and it reevaluated understandings of copyright and policymaking at universities. A more recent book, Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators (new third edition, 2012), has been widely received as an insightful and practical source for understanding copyright law. Dr. Crews has been an invited speaker on college and university campuses and at conferences in 43 U.S. states and on five continents. He has participated in many governmental commissions and task forces addressing copyright issues.

From January 2008-January 2014 Dr. Crews served as the founding director of the Columbia University Copyright Advisory Office. Previously, he was a professor of law at Indiana University, where he established the first copyright office based at any university.He now serves as Counsel at the law firm of Gipson Hoffman & Pancione in Los Angeles, California.

Break-Out Session Presenters
Eric Harbeson
Eric is the music special collections librarian at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  He holds master's degrees in music from Cleveland State University, and in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He is a vocal advocate for the interests of libraries and archives information policy interests, and is a frequent speaker on the subject.  For his research on copyright and institutionally-produced sound recordings, he was the inaugural winner of the American Library Association's Robert L. Oakley Memorial Scholarship, which honors early-to-mid-carreer librarians researching intellectual property and public policy issues for libraries.
Joan Lamborn
Joan Lamborn is currently Associate Dean of University Libraries at the University of Northern Colorado, a position she has held since November 2011. Her responsibilities include collection development and scholarly communication initiatives. She has also held two other positions in the University of Northern Colorado Libraries since she began working there in June 1990. Prior to becoming Associate Dean she was Head of the Acquisitions/Serials  Department, then Head of Library Administrative Services. Before moving to Colorado, Joan worked for eight years as a serial cataloger at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. 
Joan’s most recent articles and presentations have focused on initiatives in the acquisition of library materials and issues related to scholarly communication.  She has served on and chaired a variety of committees of the Association for Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association, and NASIG (North American Serials Interest Group).  She also served as the first chair of the Colorado Academic Library Association.
Carla Myers
Carla Myers serves as the Director of Access Services and Scholarly Communications for the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. In 2012 she launched the UCCS Copyright Education Initiative (CEI), through which she provides students and instructors with information on how protected works can be utilized for teaching, research, and scholarship. Her professional presentations and publications focus on fair use, copyright in the classroom, and library copyright issues.
Tucker Taylor
Tucker Taylor is Head of Circulation and Educational Films at Thomas Cooper Library at the University of South Carolina. Having served over 20 years in access services, she is keenly interested in how copyright and licensing affect our abilities to provide access to information.  She is also a founder and co-chair of SCLA's newly formed Scholarly Communications Interest Group.
Dr. Kelly Visnak                                                                                              
Kelly Visnak holds a PhD in Library and Information Science and is recent Past President of the Beta Epsilon Chapter of Beta Phi Mu (the international library and information studies honor society).  She is the Scholarly Communication Librarian with University of Wyoming Libraries where she is focused on developing digital scholarship services which include a scope of instruction and consultation services on copyright law, open access and rights management issues.  She works in teams across library departments to build local scholarship collections for their open access institutional repository.

Previously, Kelly Visnak served Emporia State University School of Library and Information Management (SLIM) for over a decade as Director of the Colorado MLS Distance Education Program in Denver, Colorado.  As the regional administrator, she wore several hats including academic advisor and embedded faculty member, where she supported Library and Information Science education in a dispersed community with attention to curriculum development, practicum supervision and blended learning instruction.
Andrew Wesolek
Andrew Wesolek Joined Clemson University Libraries as its first Head of Digital Scholarship in August of 2013. Previously, he served as scholarly communication librarian at Utah State University. Andrew received his master's degree in Library and Information Science from Rutgers University in 2010, and a certificate of Intellectual Property Management and Leadership from the Center for Intellectual Property (UMUC) in 2013.

Andrew's primary role with the Libraries is to enhance the dissemination of the research output of the University in rapid, open, and broad ways.  In support of this, Andrew manages TigerPrints, Clemson University's Open Access institutional repository and publishing platform. He also works with faculty to help them retain their rights to their published research and explore alternative modes of publication, while serving as a resource on copyright for the University. Andrew's scholarly activities may be found here: