Licensing as Advocacy
One of the best ways we can communicate our libraries’ priorities is through active and engaged licensing negotiations for electronic resources. By emphasizing our values, such as accessibility, patron privacy, and broad interpretations of fair use, and being willing to walk away when these terms are not met, we can use contract negotiations to advocate for libraries as a whole. This presentation covers how licensing can be used to promote the core values of librarianship and provides some strategies for negotiation.
Jen Montavon-GreenHead of Electronic Resources, University of Kentucky
Jen Montavon-Green considers herself an accidental electronic resources librarian. She intended to work in cataloging and metadata, and got hired for her first professional job as a cataloger and electronic resources librarian and was told “she’d figure out the electronic resources part.” She did indeed figure that part out, and is now glad to be back in her home state of Kentucky, where she lives with her husband, two step-kids, and two greyhounds.