FaCET - Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching

Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching (FaCET)

University of Missouri-Kansas City
Miller Nichols Library, Room MNL 122 800 East 51st Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64110

Phone: 816-235-5362

Location: FaCET is located in the UMKC Miller Nichols Library, Room 122, in the northeast corner of the main floor.

Copyright in the Classroom: A Workshop with Kevin Smith, Friday, September 24, 2010

Copyright in the Classroom

Friday, September 24, 2010

Sponsored by: Sponsored by FaCET, the University Libraries and the School of Law with program assistance from Information Access.

Dr. Kevin Smith is a nationally known expert on copyright.  This workshop will cover the use of copyrighted materials in the classroom.  He provide an overview of fair use, the Teach Act, DMCA, Blackboard do's and don'ts, electronic course reserves, use of media and licensed electronic resources and much more.  

When:   Friday, September 24, 1-4:00pm

Where: UMKC School of Law Moot Court

Who: Faculty, instructors, librarians and others who support course curriculum

About the Speaker:

Kevin Smith
Scholarly Communications Officer, Duke University
As Duke University’s first Scholarly Communications Officer, Kevin Smith’s principal role is to teach and advise faculty, administrators and students about copyright,
intellectual property licensing and scholarly publishing.  Kevin began his academic career with graduate studies in theology at Yale University and the University of Chicago, and then decided to move into library work.  He holds a Masters of Library Science from Kent State University and has worked as an academic librarian in both liberal arts colleges and specialized theological libraries.  His strong interest in copyright law began in library school and he received a law degree from Capital University in 2005. Before moving to Duke in 2006, Kevin served as the Director of the Pilgrim Library at Defiance College in Ohio, where he also taught Constitutional Law. He is admitted to the bar in Ohio and North Carolina.

Kevin serves on the Intellectual Property Board and the Provost’s Digital Futures Task Force at Duke, as well as on the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Scholarly Communications Committee and the faculty of the Association of Research Libraries’ Institute on Scholarly Communications.  He has written several articles on copyright issues in higher education, and maintains a highly-regarded web log on scholarly communications ( that discusses copyright and publication in academia.  He is a frequent speaker on those topics.