About our Copyright Certificate Programs
Our copyright certificate graduates listed below are a unique group of people who have been trained as copyright facilitators and decision-makers. They are equipped with the copyright knowledge they need to assess copyright issues and lower copyright infringement risks from a non lawyer’s perspective.
Students from the U.S., Denmark, France and Switzerland have graduated from the Copyright Leadership Certificate; and students from Canada have graduated from the Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law. These unique fully online copyright programs and practical training are open to participants from around the world.
Read our graduates’ testimonials.
Graduates in the Copyright Leadership Certificate are:
Sarah Andrus, Librarian, The Henry Ford, Dearborn MI (December 2017)
Anonymous, Brazosport College, Lake Jackson TX (December 2017)
Irina Burns, Managing Editor, Academy of Management (July 2017). Since graduating from the Copyright Leadership Certificate, Irina has taken ownership of the copyright program and has become the Senior Managing Editor and Licensing Services Manager.
Michael H. Christensen, Licensing Manager, Novo Nordisk, DENMARK (January 2018)
Beth Evans, Associate Professor, Electronic Services Librarian, Brooklyn College Library, City University of New York, New York NY (December 2017)
Kelly M. Faltis, Producer (September 2017)
Kyra Folk-Farber, Music Librarian, University of California, Santa Barbara (August 2017)
Samantha Geouge, Peer Review Coordinator, The Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine; The Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics; The Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group, Charlottesville VA (January 2018)
Therese Judith Graf, Knowledge Manager, Novartis Pharma AG, SWITZERLAND (September 2017)
Katherine Greene, Georgetown University, Washington DC (December 2017)
Janet L. Hartmann, Global Research Operations Lead, The Boston Consulting Group (July 2017)
Lisa Heidenreich, J.D., M.L.I.S., Research & Instructional Librarian, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Warren E. Burger Library (September 2017)
Jenifer Kirin, Director of Library Services, Sherman Cohn Library, Maryland University of Integrative Health (September 2017)
Eleanor Lange, Head of the Fennell Music Library, Interlochen Center for the Arts (September 2017)
Sylvia Lesage, Publishing Assistant, Communications Group, International Agency for Research on Cancer, World Health Organization, Lyon FRANCE (February 2018)
Cheryl M. Mascarenhas, Communications Officer, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington, DC (February 2018)
Jane E. Matthews, Corporate Librarian, Cook Research, Inc. (June 2017)
Patricia A. McCabe, Ed.D., Program Administrator for Communications & Research, Eastern Suffolk BOCES (September 2017)
Mike Minjock, Licensing Manager, Oncology Nursing Society (August 2017)
Michelle Oswell, Library Director, Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia PA (December 2017)
Kristine Plastow, Director, Library Information Common, Red Deer College (October 2017)
Trina Purcell, Collections Manager, Archives of the Episcopal Church, Austin TX (January 2018)
Celine Roberts, Legal Program Specialist, Office of the General Counsel, Library of Congress (September 2017)
Karen Shaines, Research Librarian/Copyright Team, International Monetary Fund (June 2017)
Kevin Schroder (July 2017)
Marcy A. Sparks, Library Services Coordinator, Socorro ISD, TX (February 2018)
Anita Szafran, Research Librarian, RAND Corporation (July 2017)
Jean Waldrop, Library Director, Brackett Library, Harding University (August 2017)
Tara Wenger, Research Librarian, Pearson Assessment Development Services (July 2017)
Kerri Fergen Wilkes, Associate Director of Research, Outreach and Assessment, Daniel A. Reed Library, State University of NY at Fredonia (October 2017)
Lindsay A. Willimans, Editorial and Rights Coordinator, American Society for Microbiology (ASM Press), Washington DC (February 2018)
What our Copyright Certificate Graduates say:
This has been a very enriching “copyright experience”. The content was really helpful and well-structured. My supervisor enrolled in the sister program, the Certificate in Canadian Copyright, and I enrolled in the Copyright Leadership Certificate, so together we have an international perspective when answering copyright questions. The content and Tools are really valuable. I highly recommend this program.”
— Sylvia Lesage, Publishing Assistant, World Health Organization, February 2018
The Certificate program was well worth the price. Not only is the knowledge essential, but the networking aspect will continue to help with copyright issues long after the program. We’ll be making lots of changes due to what I learned. Initially, we’ll focus on how we handle requests from educators for use of our intellectual property in course materials and in the classroom. I also want to reevaluate how we value the content we own and license.”
— Lindsay Williams, Editorial and Rights Coordinator, American Society for Microbiology (ASM Press), February 2018
I have already recommended this program to others. I immediately felt greater confidence in answering copyright questions from end-users.
— Michael Christensen, Licensing Manager, Novo Nordisk, Denmark, January 2018
I have never held a professional position where copyright knowledge was not useful. I recommend this program to others who want to feel confident about copyright law and be able to help others understand it.
— Trina Purcell, Collections Manager, January 2018
The e-mail format of the lessons very much worked for me. Please keep doing this! Very convenient and easy to organize. I liked that the lessons were both in email format and in .pdf. The copyright information I learned will be helpful in considerations during the creative process. I recommend this Certificate program to others.
— Kelly M. Faltis, Producer, September 2017
The Copyright Leadership Certificate program was worth the price. It is impossible to find this much accessibly written, current, reliable information in one place, along with the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the issues.The Tools are now taped on my office wall, right in my sight-line. The one that I always think of and have shared with my Copyright Advisory Committee is “Get to yes whenever you can.” There was lots of material that I didn’t know and now I have that information should those copyright issues arise, which they probably will; for example, international treaties and licensing digital material.
— Kyra Folk-Farber, Music Librarian, University of California, August 2017
I just graduated from the Copyright Leadership Certificate and I’ve already started a permissions log and I am writing copyright policies and guidelines for the library. I think Lesley did a great job of connecting with people. Not everyone does that well in an online class situation but she took time to have “face meetings” and stayed in touch through the group project and the blog. Thanks so much. I really enjoyed the program.
— Jean Waldrop, Library Director, Brackett Library, Harding University, August 2017
Thanks to the Copyright Leadership Certificate program I am more informed about copyright law and better able to answer co-workers’ questions.
— Mike Minjock, Licensing Manager, Oncology Nursing Society, August 2017
Thanks for the great program. I have a much better understanding of copyright overall, and the Tools are very useful. The format for this Certificate worked well.
— Anita Szafran, Research Librarian, RAND Corporation, July 2017
The Copyright Leadership Certificate exceeded my expectations. I did not expect the course to cover as much material as it did. I will be applying a number of changes throughout the rest of year due to what I learned in the Certificate program, mostly to our copyright guidelines. I would absolutely recommend this program to others.
— Irina Burns, Managing Editor, Academy of Management, July 2017
The e-mail format of the lessons was great. I was able to work at my own pace. The certificate program is unique and having it as a credential is worth the price.
— Janet Hartmann, Global Research Operations Lead, The Boston Consulting Group, July 2017
Graduates in the Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law are:
Rowan Amott, MLS (January 2017)
William Austin, Alberta College of Art + Design (July 2017)
Karen Banuga, Copyright Officer, Assiniboine Community College, Brandon MB (December 2017)
Renuka Bauri, Director of Communications and Advocacy for CARFAC National (Canadian Artists Representation/Le Front des Artistes Canadiens), Ottawa ON (February 2018)
Jane Beehler, Librarian, KFL&A Health (February 2017)
Samantha Bibby, Library Services Associate, Trent University Durham-GTA, Oshawa ON (December 2017)
Heather Bidzinski, Canadian Museum for Human Rights (January 2017)
Manon Yvette Blouin, Information Analytics Specialist, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, Ottawa ON (January 2018)
Lauren Bourdages, Wilfrid Laurier University (January 2017)
Mélanie Brunet, Copyright Services Librarian, Copyright Office, University of Ottawa Library, Ottawa ON (December 2016)
Carmen Cazakoff-Lane (February 2017)
Caroline Clouston, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (February 2017)
Scott R. Cowan, University of Windsor, Windsor ON (January 2017)
Valerie Critchley, Systems and Copyright Librarian, MacOdrum Library, Carleton University, Ottawa ON (February 2018)
Michelle Demeyere (February 2017)
Michel B. DuCharme, Ph.D., Defence R&D Canada (February 2017)
Patti Ensor, CSA Group (March 2017)
Meredith Fischer, Wilfrid Laurier University (January 2017)
Nicole Fletcher, Collections Manager, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg MN (February 2017)
Charlotte Grant, Visual Researcher & Design Assistant, La Prairie, PQ (February 2018)
Elizabeth Grasdal, College of the Rockies Library (January 2017)
Erin Gurski, Copyright Officer, Canadian Museum of History, Ottawa ON (September 2017)
William Bradley Hampson, Frontier School Division (February 2017)
Corinne Hope, Library Services Manager, Learning Innovation and Library Services, Keyano College (September 2017)
Stephanie Joly, Information Management Specialist, Bank of Canada (February 2018)
Scott A. Jones, Bank of Canada, Ottawa ON (January 2017)
Heather Kemp, Information Specialist, Halton Region Health Department, Oakville ON (December 2017)
Megan Laffin (December 2017)
Marcia Lea, Copyright Agent, Copyright Visual Arts/Droit d’auteur Arts Visuels (CARCC), Ottawa, ON (February 2018)
Teresa Y. H. Lee, Knowledge Manager, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon FRANCE (February 2018)
David M.P. Leggett, Library & Copyright Assistant, Northern Lights College (June 2017)
Tanya Lopez, Director, Learning Innovation and Library Services, Keyano College, Fort McMurray AB (October 2017)
Darcy Lovsin, Copyright Librarian, Langara College, Vancouver BC (February 2018)
Neil Madison (February 2017)
Juanita MacDonald (August 2017)
Lachlan MacLeod, Copyright Services Coordinator, Dalhousie Libraries, Halifax NS (January 2018)
Lisa Marshall, College of the North Atlantic, Stephenville, NL (January 2018)
Anna Meyer, Corporate Library and Archives, Union Gas Ltd. (September 2017)
Caitlin Miller, Library Technician, College of the Rockies, Cranbrook BC (December 2017)
Sally-Ann Mowat, Copyright Office, University of Alberta (February 2017)
Rie Namba (June 2017)
Cindy Paul, Copyright Specialist, University of Alberta Copyright Office (October 2017)
Selena Percy, Archives Specialist, City of Red Deer, Red Deer AB (August 2017)
Geoff Peters, General Counsel, College of the North Atlantic, Stephenville, NL (January 2018)
Juanita Richardson, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN (January 2017)
Jesse Roberts, Thunder Bay Public Library, Thunder Bay ON (December 2016)
Brent Charles Roe, University Librarian, J.N. Desmarais Library, Laurentian University/Université Laurentienne, Sudbury ON (December 2017)
Sophie E. Roy, National Research Council Canada (June 2017)
Paula Schwindt, Manulife/John Hancock (December 2016)
Sylvie Séguin, Centre franco-ontario de ressources pédagogiques (CFORP) (January 2017)
Jessica Stewart, National Gallery of Canada, Library and Archives, Ottawa ON (July 2017)
Maureen Sullivan, National Education Consulting Inc./NECI (July 2017)
Carolyn Tapp, Bank of Canada, Ottawa ON (August 2017)
Lisa Tarrison-Schramp, Senior Medical Librarian, Mapi Life Sciences, Dundas ON (January 2018)
Lynette Toews-Neufeld, Concordia University of Edmonton, Edmonton AB (August 2017)
Kelly-Ann Turkington, Permissions/Licensing Officer, Royal British Columbia Museum and Archives, Victoria BC (January 2018)
Nicole Wiebe, Copyright Clearance, University of Saskatchewan Bookstore (August 2017)
Jaron Williams, Information Professional, Edmonton AB (February 2018)
Melanie Wilke, Library Coordinator Northwest Community College (January 2017)
Tracey Zurich, Librarian, Thunder Bay District Health Unit, Thunder Bay ON (October 2017)
Anonymous, Librarian, Medical Association (February 2018)
Anonymous, Ottawa, ON (February 2018)
What our graduates say:
The Certificate program has done wonders for me in terms of fueling my confidence in my ability to do the job. I will be pushing for a more centralized approach to copyright administration – most immediately the completion of along-promised database for managing copyright permissions. – David M.P. Leggett, Library & Copyright Assistant, Northern Lights College
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What participants say about our online copyright certificate programs:
I would definitely recommend this program to others. At first I was surprised that email would be the predominant mode of lesson delivery, but in fact I much preferred it to having to deal with Moodle or another type of LMS. It’s fuss-free and there’s no excuse for failing to do the readings! I’ve already had a “copyright coffee” with some publishing staff in another unit, and copyright training of Agency staff is now a key training goal for this year.”
—Teresa Lee, Knowledge Manager, FRANCE, February 2018
The program was very helpful. I will immediately be using some of the fair dealing information to update our library copyright website and clarify our copyright guidelines for our staff and faculty.
— Darcye Lovsin, Copyright Librarian, Langara College, February 2018
The Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law exceeded my expectations. I can now answer client’s questions about copyright with confidence. I liked the email format and that I could learn at my own pace. It was interesting to hear how other professionals in different organizations deal with copyright issues.
—Stephanie Joly, Information Management Specialist, Bank of Canada, February 2018
The Certificate program met my expectations. I am now able to to answer more complicated copyright questions we receive from our members and licensees, particularly in relation to handling international licensing situations.” Marcia Lea, Copyright Agent, Copyright Visual Arts/Droit d’auteur Arts Visuals (CARCC), February 2018
I needed a starting base of information on copyright law and clearing rights. This course was suggested by my association VRSC, and was an amazing source of information. I am starting from scratch. The procedures and checklists provided in the program are a great way to kick off my new adventure in copyright. For anyone working in or interested in copyright, this program is an eye opener.
— Charlotte Grant, Visual Researcher & Design Assistant, February 2018
The Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law was definitely worth the price. I now have a much greater knowledge of Canadian copyright in general and how copyright applies in my workplace.
— Kelly-Ann Turkington, Permissions/Licensing Officer, January 2018
It was a great course. I really liked how it is broken down into small, daily modules because it makes it easier to retain the information. The quizzes were really helpful because they tested my knowledge on the subject and allowed me to self-assess areas that I needed to brush up on.
— Corinne Hope, Library Services Manager, Keyano College, October 2017
I loved the Certificate program, it exceeded my expectations. Each tutorial delivered copyright information in an easy to understand format and I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of information that we received. After the program, my priority is to revise the copyright portion of our contracts. I will also make a copyright adherence policy for staff and begin staff copyright education. The program has been a very valuable experience for me and has made me feel more secure in managing copyright at work. I definitely recommend the Certificate program to others.
—Nicole Fletcher, Collections Manager, Winnipeg Art Gallery
Thank you for offering this Certificate program. Today’s lesson has prompted me to draft a document/resource/table of frequently asked questions with a ‘scripted’ response plus links and references to substantiate that response. It should make my life a bit easier and could be accessed by others when I am not available.
— Rowan Arnott, Toronto District School Board
The Certificate program and each eTutorial is logical and linear, and the e-lessons are easily (and enjoyably) read and retained. The most value I expect to get is with the overall legality of copyright and how best to develop a personal risk/copyright management plan as it pertains to my photography. For my work, I can see how it has already benefited the School Division as we are reworking our Copyright protocols, policies, and most importantly our Professional Development and communications for our students, educators, and support staff.
— Bradley Hampson, MBA, Assistant Superintendent, Technology, Frontier School Division, Winnipeg
The Certificate program is fantastic. Beyond fantastic. I can’t recommend this program enough. It’s validating in that it reviews and supports the bits of copyright law that I’ve gleaned in doing this thing called ‘visual research’. It’s a great compilation of a lot of things that come up in our emails/facebook – eg: fair dealing, public domain, creative commons, digital rights, international clearance etc. I wish I had taken this course 15 years ago when I started. I wish I had taken this course anytime within the last 15 years. I feel like it’s making me a better researcher, and more confident in knowing the law behind our research scenarios.
— Michelle Demeyere, Visual Researcher, VRSC
I was able to immediately apply what I learned in the Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law program and I have already created a Fair Dealing Policy and Procedure. I am now in the process of creating a Copyright Strategy for our organization.
— Juanita Richardson, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN
I received the plaque this week – it looks great. Thank you, I enjoyed the course and it got me beyond thinking about copyright in the ‘local sense’ and forced me to realize how important it was in an international or global sense. I was not sure what to expect as this was the first e-course that I have taken (showing my age). The course proved to be exceptionally thorough and the lessons were precise, detailed, professional and had excellent footnotes for additional information and resources. Your email communications were regular, encouraging, personal when needed, and cheerful. I appreciated the breakdown by modules and the tool to ensure that I organized the notes in an orderly fashion. At the end of the day I have a great resource that I can refer to in the future; I have a stronger understanding of the subject; and I have cast a critical eye as to how I manage copyright in the workplace.
I was very pleased and honored to receive the Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law. The Certificate brought immediate positive feedback from my employer and colleagues.
— Sylvie Séguin, Agente aux droits d’auteur
The Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law was definitely what I was looking for. I am now more mindful of project management planning and risk assessments with respect to copyright.
— Juanita MacDonald, August 2017
I would definitely recommend the Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law to others. I really enjoyed learning about international copyright law as well. The Tools are all very useful and I’ll be incorporating them into our archives’ practices.
— Selena Percy, Archives Specialist, City of Red Deer, Alberta, August 2017
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