OLA Copyright Symposium

Copyright Symposium 2022

This year’s Copyright Symposium will be a conversation around advocacy and ensuring the voice of the library is being heard.  Our program will focus on how libraries position themselves as advocates for the next review; and how we build community practices and fact sets to defend the library position. 



Thursday December 1, 2022, 1pm-5pm ET 

Virtual Conference – hosted on Zoom platform 


OLA Members and Affiliates Registration – $125

Non Members –  $225

To register a group of 5+ please contact education@accessola.com.

Program features:

“It is high time to get involved and be heard” – Opening Keynote with  Michal Jaworski, Partner and Co-Chair of the Higher Learning Practice Group at Clark Wilson LLP 

Changing the eBook Landscape: Opportunities and Challenges in Copyright with Christina de Castell, CULC/CBUC eBook Task Force 

Copyright Advocacy and Engagement with Brianna Workman, Colleges and Institutes Canada

Copyright and Accessible Formats – Darren Cooper, Toronto Public Library

Case Studies and Scenarios in Copyright with Meaghan Shannon, OLA Copyright Committee 

What is the Copyright Symposium?

The OLA Copyright Committee regularly host a symposium focusing on issues related to copyright for various types of libraries.  As librarians and library technicians with responsibility for administering copyright policy and/or educating colleagues and users it is necessary to develop professional skills and judgment to discern both the needs of our communities and the extent of what the law will allow. The symposium aims to assist librarians and library staff in developing copyright knowledge grounded in existing law and tailored to the unique needs and culture of their institution.

This event is planned by the OLA Copyright Committee