[kids-lib] summer reading copyright and other issues

THOMPSON Barbara bthompson at ci.springfield.or.us
Thu May 27 16:36:13 PDT 2010

Since the issue of copyright restrictions on the CSLP graphics was raised, I have been mulling over how to proceed. I do not see a way we will be able to create the Summer Reading hand-outs we need and comply with the copyright requirements. Please add me to the growing list of Oregon librarians who feel the copyright restrictions create an untenable situation for libraries. Libraries do not all have the same summer reading programs,  which means some of Highsmith's products, such as reading logs and certificates, will not work for us. I am grateful to CSLP for the great graphics which we would not otherwise have, and am pleased to have the opportunity to buy ready-made incentive items from Highsmith, but it is more important that we have the freedom to design our own programs.

Thank you so much, Katie and Paige, for representing our collective view on this.

Barbara Thompson
Youth and Adult Services Manager
Springfield Public Library

From: kids-lib-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us [mailto:kids-lib-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of Esther Moberg
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2010 3:45 PM
To: kids-lib at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
Subject: [kids-lib] summer reading copyright and other issues

These are exactly the things that your state representative (Katie Anderson)and Summer Reading Chair need to know when bring our concerns to the national CSLP conference. While there was not much discussion this year at the meeting regarding copyright issues and reading logs, perhaps that was because many of the State representatives were unaware of how many libraries prefer to create their own reading logs and/or certificates using the CSLP artwork. This definitely sounds like something that will be brought for discussion by your Oregon representatives at this next year's meeting and is exactly the kind of feedback we need to have for representing Oregon at the CSLP national meetings. The past years that I have attended, Oregon representatives have successfully lobbied for the themes, slogans, and other items of interest that Oregon librarians have expressed as being their top concerns so please know that your voices are being heard and that your state representative (Katie Anderson) and Summer Reading Chair are definitely working hard to make sure that Oregon is well represented.
Also, please remember if you are passionate about these issues, you are always able to volunteer for one of the CSD board positions including that of CSD Summer Reading Chair and Chair elect which is the position that attends the annual Collaborative Summer Library Programs meeting.
-Esther Moberg
CSD Summer Reading Chair 2010

All Oregon public, volunteer, and tribal libraries are members of the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), and receive a free summer reading manual. To get the most out of your membership, create an account on the CSLP website (http://www.cslpreads.org/) and you will be able to access additional summer reading resources. CSLP membership dues and manual fees are paid for by the State Library with LSTA funds. Summer reading manuals are distributed by OLA's Children's Services Division.

For more information, contact one of you CSLP representatives:

  *   Esther Moberg, CSD Summer Reading Chair: Esther_creslib at centurytel.net<mailto:Esther_creslib at centurytel.net>
  *   Paige Bentley, CSD In-coming Summer Reading Chair: paigeb at dpls.lib.or.us<mailto:paigeb at dpls.lib.or.us>
  *   Heidi Weisel, OYAN CSLP Liaison: heidi.weisel at ci.corvallis.or.us<mailto:heidi.weisel at ci.corvallis.or.us>
  *   Katie Anderson, CSLP Oregon State Representative: katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>

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