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Professional Development for Delaware Library Staff: Copyright

Statewide Professional Development Team

Summary - WJ Competency Index

Copyright is not listed as a separate competency in the Competency Index, but it is noted in the following:

  • Collection Competencies - eResource Management
  • Management Competencies - Laws, Policies & Procedures

Training Needs Assessment Rankings

Copyright ranked #24 out of 51 self-identified urgent training needs.  It ranked #21 out of 60 topics staff would like training in.  59% (67) of respondents indicated they would like training at the Beginner level, 26% (29) would like training at the Intermediate level, and 15% (17) would like training at the Advanced level.

Customer Service Standards

Safety - Provide a safe environment for staff and public, ensuring privacy, confidentiality, and physical well-being.

Courtesy - Treat everyone with kindness and respect.

Knowledge - Be aware of library policies, procedures, and resources.

Efficiency - Provide accurate and timely service with the best use of tangible and intangible resources.

DDL Contact

Online Learning

Selected Bibliography

Additional Resources

Jessamyn West's "WLA Great 108 Copyright Material"​  includes useful Copyright Law links, Public Domain Chart, Know Your Copy Rights, ILL Code, Best Practices/Fair Use, and more.  (Oct 31, 2017)