Law for K-12 Libraries and Librarians

Law for K-12 Libraries and Librarians

by Lee A. Torrans, Lee Torrans
     
 

This instructive guide provides an important survey of the many areas of the law that affect the daily operation of the library. Torrans, a practicing lawyer with a vast experience explaining these issues to librarians, presents the relevant law, focuses on key issues, and examines illuminating cases. This book is intended to alert the school librarian to the

Overview

This instructive guide provides an important survey of the many areas of the law that affect the daily operation of the library. Torrans, a practicing lawyer with a vast experience explaining these issues to librarians, presents the relevant law, focuses on key issues, and examines illuminating cases. This book is intended to alert the school librarian to the existence of legal issues that affect daily practices. Grades K-12.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
It has become increasingly difficult for media specialists to be aware of and understand laws and policies that affect many aspects of the school media center. This guide offers a detailed examination of subjects that need to be addressed, either by gaining a thorough understanding; adopting a policy; or providing information to students, staff, and the community. Individual chapters explore topics such as license agreements, how the Americans with Disabilities Act affects libraries, Webliographies, filters, student Web pages, and equal opportunity employment. Several chapters focus on copyright laws and practices and include a section on tracing copyright. Advice and regulations addressing what can be copied, taped, and used on school Web sites will be helpful for both media specialists and teachers. Comprehensive yet readable, this guide is logically organized and solidly supported by examples and references. An indispensable resource.-Susan McCaffrey, Haslett High School, MI Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591580362
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range:
5 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

LEE ANN TORRANS is a Texas-based attorney with a Master's degree in Library Science. She has written several articles on copyright and choreography and frequently lectures on that topic.

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