Copyright: What You Need to Know • Policies: Your New Best Friend
Activity: Drafting a Policy


According to Gretchen McCord, well-written policies and procedures can help reduce confusion and increase understanding and consistency as they give guidance to what is done in your institution. Related to copyright and fair use, policies can help clarify how fair use guidelines are to be interpreted at your institution.


Locate your institution's current policies and procedures regarding copyright and fair use. Based on your self-study from the Lesson 6 Activity, draft updated policies and procedures related to copyright and fair use for your institution. Be sure to consider how you will gain necessary approvals from administrators (and don't forget legal advice). Devise a plan for how you will share your updated policies with your school community.


Current policy manual

MLA Citation Collins, Karla B. "Copyright: What You Need to Know: Drafting a Policy." School Library Connection, January 2020,

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