Copies, Subpoenas, and Contract Clauses: A Practical Workshop

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Time: 9am-12am (appointments) 1-4pm (workshop)
Location: Southeastern NY Library Resources Council
Trainer: Stephanie "Cole" Adams, Ask The Lawyer

 Does your library qualify for exemption from copyright infringement? Is it set up to fully protect circulation records from third party requests? Do you need a few tips to feel confident about your next database license? Join Southeastern for an in-depth, hands-on workshop on maximizing your library's rights under the copyright law, responding to subpoenas for library records, and negotiating common contracts.

Led by Southeastern's "Ask the Lawyer" service provider attorney Stephanie Adams, this 3-hour session will provide step-by-step tips and template materials for:

  • Generating non-infringing copies for patron requests, archiving, and format-shifting;
  • Assessing and responding to subpoenas and other demands for patron information;
  • Important considerations when negotiating contracts.

Designed to be interactive while conveying essential information, practical skills, and useful material, this workshop will take attendees through the real-world steps for taking full advantage of the laws that protect libraries and their patrons. Come prepared to work, ask questions, and learn.

In addition to the workshop, Stephanie will be available for a limited number of 30-minute sessions for one-on-one consultations. While these meetings are not meant to solve big issues, she can help you address a concern and if needed, identify some goals and steps forward.

About the Presenter: Attorney Stephanie Adams provides Southeastern's "Ask the Lawyer," service. After starting her work life as a page at a public library, Ms. Adams worked at a comic book publisher, interned at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and after admission to the New York State Bar, litigated copyright, trademark, and communications law cases. Ms. Adams recently wrapped up over 10 years as the General Counsel for a Niagara University, and now operates The Law Office of Stephanie Adams, PLLC, in Buffalo, NY, where her practice combines business, not-for-profit, employment, municipal, education, criminal, and intellectual property law. A graduate of Hampshire College and SUNY Buffalo School of Law, Ms. Adams is a former USFA-ranked fencer, and a current practitioner of yoga.

Registration is $25 for members (including affiliate members) and $40 for non-members.
One-on-one consultations are available to member registrants at no extra charge.