Copyright articles on virtual storytimes & other resources

From: "Sharon Rawlins [NJYAC]">
Subject: Copyright articles on virtual storytimes & other resources
Date: March 24th 2020

Hi, Everyone,


Here are some article links on copyright/fair use in virtual storytimes. I’m sharing them with you just in case you haven’t seen them. The State Library is also maintaining an ongoing LIBGUIDE on COVID-19 that can be found here:


I’m also attaching my list of resources for home activities for all ages now since I could just keep adding and adding to it forever at this point. Sorry it’s a bit messy and there are duplicates. I will keep adding to it so if you have anything you want me to include, let me know. I will be adding more public library virtual storytimes based on responses from the survey we sent out to public library directors and more for teens. Thanks to the school librarians who shared on the NJASL discussion list some of their resources.  


A Crisis - as in School Closures Due to Coronavirus—Justifies Fair Use, Say Librarians


Public Statement of Library Copyright Specialists: Fair Use & Emergency Remote Teaching & Research


Tackling Copyright Concerns When Taking Storytime Online


Publishers Adapt Policies To Help Educators        


Author Kate Messner has a page to track publisher permissions for using their books for online storytimes.  



Stay sane and healthy!




All the best,


Sharon Rawlins, MLS

Youth Services Specialist for Lifelong Learning

NJ State Library

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