Virtual Storytime and Copyright: Resources

We have received many questions recently about virtual and online storytimes. As we cannot provide legal advice, we wanted to curate a few resources that may be helpful during this time. If you need legal advice, we would highly recommend that you reach out to your library, city or county’s legal counsel if available.

Virtual Storytime Information

Copyright and Creative Commons Information

  • U.S. Copyright Office https://copyright.gov/ The website of the U.S. Copyright Office provides a a plethora of resources on copyright law.
  • Creative Commons: Helping Patrons and Students Find and License Online Content https://onlinetraining.tsl.texas.gov/course/view.php?id=354 In this archived webinar, the Texas State Library’s Kyla Hunt and Liz Philippi explore ways to locate Creative Commons licensed materials and to promote the usage of Creative Commons in your library.

We hope you find this information useful; for further reading, you may also want to view our previous blog post, Copyright and Fair Use Resources.   

Have a safe and healthy summer!

Working Together to Supercharge Our Storytimes

Save the date for our first Supercharged Storytimes collaboration event!

The Supercharged Storytimes course provides learners with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to intentionally weave early literacy learning opportunities into established storytime practice.

Working Together to Supercharge Our Storytimes

When: Friday, May 10, 2019

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Tyler Public Library

201 S. College Ave

Tyler, TX 75702

The Supercharged Storytimes Collaboration Day will provide participants:

  • A chance to share storytime resources and ideas with peers
  • An opportunity to collaborate on hands-on projects
  • An opportunity to watch and participate in live storytime demonstrations
  • The tools needed to give and receive constructive feedback.  
  • More information about the Supercharged Storytimes course

Sign up for our first event at the Tyler Public Library here: https://forms.gle/hFLM6AM1muBp1PrE9