Teaching an invisible subject: Educating instructors about copyright

Friday June 30th, 2017

11:15 – Noon

Room B

Jennifer Zerkee

This session will share results of the presenter’s Canada-wide survey of university copyright administrators, which explored the following research questions: How are copyright officers, copyright librarians, and other copyright administrators reaching instructors with information about copyright and how it affects their teaching? What are the most common methods of educating instructors, and how are these opportunities advertised? How effective do copyright educators feel their instructional methods are at giving instructors the information they need to find, use, and create teaching materials confidently?

Many respondents feel, like the presenter, that they are not reaching enough faculty with copyright information. While no one has a perfect solution, many are starting to plan education more strategically, reaching out to faculty through their departments and working with deans or provosts to lend copyright messaging more weight.

(Concurrent Session)


Jennifer Zerkee

Jennifer is a Copyright Specialist in the SFU Copyright Office. Jennifer develops and delivers copyright education programs, maintains the website copyright.sfu.ca, and provides copyright support to students, instructors, and staff. Jennifer holds a Master of Archival Studies degree (UBC) and is also a practicing archivist.