Curricula Vitae
Curricula Vitae
SAMUEL E. TROSOW
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EDUCATION   
       
  • Ph.D. (Library and Information Science), University of California Los Angeles, Department of Information Studies. 2002.
  • M.L.S. (Library Science) San Jose State University; San Jose, California, School of Library and Information Science. 1994           
  • LL.M. (Master of Laws in Taxation) Golden Gate University School of Law; San Francisco, California, 1993
  • M.P.A. (Masters in Public Administration -Option in Public Management) California State University, Hayward. 1988.       
  • Juris Doctor. Southwestern University School of Law; Los Angeles, California. 1978.
  • B.A.(Political Science and History)Pennsylvania State University; University Park. 1974.      
   
EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE
   
  • University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Information and Media Studies and Faculty of Law; Assistant Professor, July 2001-June 2006; Associate Professor, July 2006- present
  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Associate Librarian (III, IV) October 1995 – June 2001.
  • University of Arizona, Tucson. Summer 1998, Adjunct Professor, (teaching LIS 588-1: Issues in Information Resources: Cyber Law and Policy). 
  • San Jose State University, School of Library and Information Science; Adjunct Professor, (teaching LIS 200: Information and Society. 1995-1997.
  • San Jose State University, School of Library and Information Science; (Graduate Assistant to Dr. Karen Ceppos) 1994.
  • Alameda County Law Library     (Reference work at County Law Library). 1993-1995. 
  • Golden Gate University School of Law: SF, CA. Adjunct Professor in J.D. Program, (teaching Legal Writing and Research, 1993-95) and in LL.M. Program, (teaching Taxation Policy, 1994). 
  • Committee of Bar Examiners, State Bar of California; SF, CA. Apprentice Reader; July 1992, February 1993; July 1993 Bar Examinations Reader; February 1994 and July 1994 Bar Examinations.
  • Berkeley Community Law Center; Berkeley, CA.  Staff Attorney and Clinical Instructor. 1991-92.
  • Law Offices of Samuel E. Trosow.  Los Angeles, CA 1978-80, Berkeley, CA 1982-92.
  • Peoples’ College of Law; Los Angeles, CA. Instructor, (Teaching Real Property1978-79, and California Landlord-Tenant Law, Summer 1979.
  • Southwestern University School of Law; Los Angeles, CA. Research Assistant (to Prof. Richard Solomon for J.D. course in Civil Procedure) 1977-78.
  • Southwestern University School of Law; Los Angeles, CA. Student Bar Association Tutorial Program (Contracts, Real Property) 1976-78. 
  • Taylor, Roth & Grant; Los Angeles, CA. Law Clerk, 1977-79. 
  • Law Offices of Alan Ellis; State College, PA. Law Clerk. Summer 1976.


PUBLICATIONS           

 

  • "Bill C-32 and the Educational Sector: Overcoming Impediments to Fair Dealing", Chapter 18 (pp 519-546) in Michael Geist (ed), Canadian Copyright and the Digital Agenda: From Radical Extremism to Balanced Copyright (Irwin Law, 2010).

  • “Law and Technology Theory: Bringing in Some Economic Analysis.” Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society 2010 30: 30-32.
  • Copyright Consultation Submission. Osgoode Hall Rev of Law and Policy 2(2):169. (November 2009)
  • Canadian Copyright Law: A Citizen’s Guide (co-authored with Laura Murray, Between the Lines Press, 2007).
  • Constraining Public Libraries: The World Trade Organization's General Agreement on Trade in Services (co-authored with Kirsti Nilsen, Scarecrow Press, 2006).
  • Information Flows and the Transfer of Knowledge: A Conceptual Approach for Policy Makers. Meredith Lectures. Intellectual Property at the Edge: New Approaches to Intellectual Property in a Trans-Systemic World (2006 Meredith Memorial Lectures, McGill University).
  • “The Changing Landscape of Academic Libraries and Copyright Policy: Interlibrary Loans, Electronic-Reserves, and Distance Education.” Chapter 14 (pp 375-407) in Michael Geist, (ed.) “In the Public Interest:  The Future of Canadian Copyright Law.” (Irwin Law, 2005) (available online at: http://209.171.61.222/PublicInterest/Two_10_Trosow.pdf ).
  • “Sui Generis Database Legislation: A Critical Analysis” Yale Journal of Law and Technology. 7: 94 [96 pp] (Spring 2005). (available online at
  • http://www.yjolt.org/files/trosow-7-YJOLT-534.pdf)
  • “The Ownership and Commodification of Legal Knowledge: Using Social Theory of the Information Age as a Tool for Policy Analysis,” Manitoba L Journal 30(3): 417-62 (2004).
  • “Copyright Protection for Federally Subsidized Works: Necessary Incentive or Double Subsidy,” Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal 22: 613-681 (2004). (available online at http://www.cardozoaelj.net/issues/05/Trosow.pdf ).
  • “Databases and the Fields of Law: Are There New Divisions of Labor?” Law Library Journal 96(1): 63-93. (2004). (available online at http://www.aallnet.org/products/pub_llj_v96n01/2004-05.pdf)
  • “Beyond Justification: The Political Economy of Copyright in the Age of Commodification.” Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence XVI (2): 217-241 (July 2003). (abstract available at http://www.law.uwo.ca/newSite/info-publications/CJLJfiles/july2003.html ).
  • “Fast-Track Trade Authority and the Free Trade Agreements:  Implications for Copyright Law” Canadian Journal of Law and Technology. 2(2) 135-149 (July 2003). (available online at http://cjlt.dal.ca/vol2_no2/pdfarticles/trosow.pdf).
  • “The Future of Fair-Use in the Electronic Environment” in Global Issues in 21st Century Research Librarianship Sigrun Klara Hannesdottir [Ed.] (pp. 463-483). (Helsinki: NORDINFO, 2002).
  •  “Standpoint Epistemology as an Alternative Methodology for Library and Information Science” Library Quarterly 71 (3): 360-382, (July 2001). 
  •  “Jurisdictional Disputes and the Unauthorized Practice Of Law: New Challenges for Law Librarianship,” Legal Reference Services Quarterly   20(4): 1-18. (2001).
  • “When is a Use a Fair Use? University Liability for Educational Copying,” portal: Libraries and the Academy, 1.1 (2001): 47-57.
  • “Organizational Theory in Library and Information Science Education,” Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 41(2): 129-142 (Spring 2000).    
  • The Political Economy of Legal Information: The New Landscape. (editor of collection of articles simultaneously released as Legal References Services Quarterly 17 (1 & 2) Haworth Press, 1999. Articles: “Introduction: The Political Economy of Information: The New Landscape,” (pp 1-5) and “Economic Analysis and Copyright Law: Are New Models Needed in the Digital Age?” (pp 161-194).
   
Professional Publications and Reviews

  • "Why Copyright Fair-Dealing Needs Flexibility." Lawyers Weekly 29: 41(March 12, 2010).
  • "A Holistic Model of Information Policy." Feliciter 56:2(46) 2010.
  •  "Internet Filtering in Public Libraries: Censorship or Customer Service." OLA Access Magazine, July 2008. (expanded version available online at http://samtrosow.ca/lpl/).
  • “Terminology is Important,” (in Perspectives column: “Patrons, Customers, Users, Clients: Who are They and What Difference Does it Make What we Call Them?”)  Public Libraries 43(2): 86-87 (March/April 2004).
  • Analysis of OCLC / Library Hotel Trademark Case. Library Juice 6.22 (October 16, 2003).
  • Book Review. An Introduction to Law and Social Theory, by Reza Bankar and Max Travers, eds. Canadian Law Libraries 28(5): 222-223 (Winter 2003).
  • Book Review.  Licensing and Intellectual Property Law Desk Reference. Legal Information Alert, 21(6): 14 (June 2002).
  • Book Review. Inventing the Future: Information Services for a New Millennium, by Stan A. Hannah and Michael H. Harris. Library Quarterly, 72(2): 266 (April 2002)
  • “Legislative Review 2000: Three Strikes, But They're Not Out.” Legal Information Alert 20(1):1 (Jan 2001)
  • Book Review. The Coming of Post-Industrial Society: A Venture in Social Forecasting. (Reissued ed.), by Daniel Bell. Library Quarterly, 70(3): 397 (July 2000).
  • “1999 Legislative Review: The Battle of the Database Bills,” Legal Information Alert 19(1): 1-4. (January 2000).
  • Book Review. Library and Information Center Management. 5th ed., by Robert D. Stueart and Barbara A. Moran. Library Quarterly, 70(1):153 (Jan. 2000).
  • Book Review. None of Your Business: World Data Flows, Electronic Commerce and the European Privacy Directive, by Peter P. Swire and Robert E. Litan. Library Quarterly 69(3): 385 (July 1999).
  • Book Review. Advances in Library Administration and Organization. Vol. 15. Edited by Delmus E. Williams and Edward D. Green. Library Quarterly 69(2): 239 (April 1999).
  • “Copyright and the 105th Congress: A Review of its Legislation,” Legal Information Alert 18(1): 1-4. (January 1999).
  • “Preserving Balance in a Digital Era Emerging Intellectual Property Policy Issues,” Legal Information Alert 16(5): 1-4. (May 1997).
  • Website Review. Legal Information Institute at Cornell University. Legal Reference Services Quarterly, 15(2): 73-78 (Spring 1996).
  • Book Review. Future Libraries: Dreams, Madness and Reality, by Walt Crawford and Michael Gorman. .Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 36 (3): 276-78 (Summer 1995).
  • Product Review. CCH Access CD-ROM. Legal Information Alert 13(8): 13 (Sept. 1994).
  • Product Review. California LawDesk. Legal Information Alert 13(2): 14-15 (Feb. 1994).

 


PRESENTATIONS

 

  • June 2011. Copyright Policy as an Academic Workplace Issue. Presentation for the UNBC Faculty Association, (Prince George, B.C.).
  • June 2011. Panelist, New Era of Copyright: Mapping Uncharted Territory,ABC Copyright Group 2011 Conference, Access Denied: Striving for Balance, University of Northern British Columbia (Prince George, B.C.).
  • June 2011. IP and Education: Copyright, licensing and fair dealing in educational institutions. Presentation for Fifth Transatlantic IP Summer Academy (TIPSA), held at McGill University (Montreal, QC).
  • June 2011. Canadian Copyright, DRM and eBooks: A Primer for LibrariansDigital Odyssey 2011 Ebook (R)Evolution. Ontario Library and Information Technology Association (OLITA) held at Ryerson University (Toronto, ON).
  • June 2011.  Introduction to Property, Copyright Law. Presentation for the Canadian Association of Law Libraries, New Law Librarians' Institute, held at the University of Western Ontario (London, ON).
  • May 2011, Copyright and Academia. Presentation for the University of New Brunswick Libraries and the Association of New Brunswick Teachers (Fredericton, N.B.).
  • May 2011. Copyright and Academia.  Presentation for the St. Mary's University Faculty Association (SMUFA). (Halifax, N.S.).
  • May 2011. The Public Library Board Trustee: Policymaker or Policytaker? Panel presentation with Bill Irwin, Canadian Library Association (Halifax, N.S.).
  • May 2011. Updates and Action. Presentation on Current Copyright Developments for the  Copyright Committee Panel, Canadian Library Association (Halifax, N.S.).
  • May 2011. Presentation on the Digital Labour: Authors, Institutions and the New Media project, GRAND Annual Conference . (Vancouver, B.C.).
  • May 2011. Canadian Copyright in a Changing Political Envorinment. British Columbia Library Association, Information Policy Committe. Annual Gathering of Librarians Interested in Government and Legal Information (Vancouver, B.C.).
  • May 2011. Presentation on Mobilizing User Generated Content for Canada's Digital AdvantageCanada 3.0 Conference-Research Stream Session, Panel on Growing the ICT Industry-Insights from  Latest Canadian Research, sponsored by SSHRC (Stratford, ON).
  • April 2011 Panel presentation on User-Generated Content. Entertainment and Media Law Symposium, sponsored by Law Society of Upper Canada, Continuing Professional Development (Toronto, ON).

  • January 2011 Presentation on Bill C-32 and the Access Copyright Tariff. QUESSI Long Range Planning Meeting (Queens University Bookstore) (Kingston, ON).
  • December 2010. Rights and Copyright: Bringing Copyright into the 21st Century. Panelist, "Bill C-32: Fair Dealing and Other Exemptions for Education", Insight Conference (Toronto, ON).
  • November 2010.  Digital Interactive Gaming Conference (DIG 2010). Conference Speaker, "Mobilizing User-Generated Content" (London, ON).
  • October 2010. Another Look at Bill C-32 and the Access Copyright Tariff: Still Double Trouble for Higher Education sponsored by the University of Western Ontario Libraries. <http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/fimspres/10> (London, ON).
  • July 2010. Bill C-32 and the Access Copyright Tariff: Double Trouble for Educators and Students sponsored by the University of Western Ontario Libraries <http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/fimspres/4> (London, ON).

  • January 2010."Towards an Holistic Approach to Information Policy" FIMS Winter Speaker Series at London Public Library. (London, ON).

  • November 2009. The Copyright Debate: Finding the Right Balance for Teaching, Research and Cultural Expression sponsored by the University of Western Ontario Libraries (London, ON).
  • October 2009. Applying Privacy by Design Concepts to Copyright Policy sponsored by capCHI (Computer-Human Interaction in the Ottawa Area)(Ottawa, ON).
  • October 2009. Opening Plenary Session,  Hot Copy: Perspectives on Canadian Copyright. The Alberta Library Netspeed Conference (Calgary, Alberta)
  • October 2009. Copyright: Retaining and Sharing Rights to Your Scholarship. Sponsored by University of Toronto Libraries, Open Access Week (Toronto, ON).
  • October 2009. The copyright policy paradox: Overcoming competing agendas within the digital labour movement. Panel 6(b), Digital Labour: Workers, Authors Citizens Conference (full conference program).
  • February 2009. Keynote Address for University of Alberta, School of Library and Information Studies Professional Development Day. "A Holistic Approach to Information Policy Issues."  (Edmonton, Alberta).
  • October 2008. Keynote Conference Speaker, Jumpstarting the Public Sphere, Information Policy Issues for the 21st Century, sponsored by the British Columbia Library Association, Information Policy Committee. A Critical-Holistic Approach to Information Policy  (Vancouver B.C.)
  • October 2008. Presentation on Copyright and Fair-Dealing in Canadian Universities sponsored by the UBC Faculty Association (Vancouver B.C.) 
  • October 2008. Presentation on Copyright and Fair-Dealing in Canadian Universities sponsored by the UVic Faculty Association  and the Royal Roads University  Faculty Association (Victoria B.C.) 
  • July 2008, Presentation on Bill C-61, sponsored by Tillsonburg Linux Users Group (tillug) [details] (Tillsonburg, ON).
  • June 2008. Presentation on Copyright Law, Post-secondary Education, and Bill C-61. Canadian Roundtable on Academic Materials, sponsored by University of Alberta Bookstore (Toronto, ON).
  • June 2008. Copyright Law & Policy: Issues for Public Libraries and a First Look at Bill C-61. Presentation for Bulrington  Public Library. (Burlington, ON).
  • June 2008. Constraining the Flow of Knowledge in Post-Secondary Education: Copyright as Impediment to Teaching, Learning and Research, panelist on program Intellectual Property, Information & the Knowledge Economy, Conference on Education, Culture and the Knowledge Economy  sponsored by Center for Innovation Law and Policy , University of Toronto Faculty of Law (Toronto, ON).
  • June 2008. Internet Filtering in the Public Library: Charter Issues. Presentation for Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) (Ottawa, ON).
  • June 2008. Rountable Participant: Emerging Law and Technology Theories II: The Road Ahead. Law and Society Association / Canadian Law and Society Association Joint Annual Meeting. (Montreal, Quebec)
  • May 2008. Panelist on program on Intellectual Freedom for Librarians, sponsored by Advisory Committee on Intellectual Freedom, Canadian Library Association (Vancouver, BC).
  • May 2008. An Analysis of the New Copyright Legislation.... or the Lack Thereof, sponsored by Copyrght Working Group, Canadian Library Association (Vancouver, BC).
  • May 2008. Advocating Copyright: A Discussion Concerning Fair Dealings and Educational Exceptions(debate), Canadian Library Association, Preconference P2, Copyright  0.9,  co-sponsored by CLA Information Commons Interest Group and the Resource Sharing Interest Group. (Vancouver, BC).
  • May 2008. Presentation on Panel,  The Educational Exemption and Fair Dealing: Where Should the Limits be Set? Conference on Copyright in Canada: Rights, Responsibilities, Reform, sponsored by Insight Information. (Toronto, ON).
  • May 2008. Presentation on Copyright Law and Public Libraries (with Laura Murray) for Kingston-Frontenac Public Library (Kingston, ON).
  • April 2008. Presentation on Copyright Law and Policy and its Implications for Research for the Canadian Consortium for Research (Ottawa, ON).
  • April 2008. Copyright & Post-Secondary Education, Presentation at  CopyCamp 2008 . (Toronto, ON).
  • April 2008. Presentation on Copyright Law and Public Libraries for Vancouver Public Library (Vancouver BC).
  • April 2008. Presentation on Copyright Issues in Post-secondary Education.co-sponsored by the Faculty Association of Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia Faculty Association  (Vancouver, BC)[overheads]
  • March 2008, Book Talk: Canadian Copyright: A Citizen's Guide. Collected Works Bookstore (Ottawa, ON).
  • February 2008. Presentation on Copyright Law and Post-Secondary Education. for the Canadian Federation of Students, National Graduate Caucus (Toronto, ON).
  • January 2008. Introduction to Copyright Law and Prospects for New Legislation. Presentation for Concordia University Libraries (Montreal, Quebec).
  • January 2008. Introduction to Copyright Law and Prospects for New Legislation. Presentation for London Public Library (London, ON).
  • October 2007.  Panelist, Roundtable on Current Issues in Copyright. 2nd biennial Conference of the Canadian Initiative in Law, Culture and the Humanities, Carleton University (Ottawa, ON).
  • October 2007.  Authors and Authenticity Panel, The Role of Incentives in a Critical Theory of Intellectual Property Policy. 2nd biennial Conference of the Canadian Initiative in Law, Culture and the Humanities, Carleton University (Ottawa, ON).
  • September 2007. Internet Filtering in the Public Library: Censorship or Customer Service? FIMS Brown-Bag Lunch Series, University of Western Ontario (London, ON).
  • May 2007. Canadian Library Association.  Panelist (A5) Copyright Changes Coming? (St. John’s, NL)
  • April 2007. Digital Copyright in a User-Generated World.  Panelist on Canadian Perspectives.  University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law (London, ON).
  • January 2007. Panelist on Commercialization of Higher Education Panel Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations Conference “Restructuring the Academy: Current Realities and Preferred Direction” (Toronto, ON).
  • October 2006. Seventh Colloquium on the Legal Profession. Polemics and Professionalism. Panelist on Crossfire Panel on Professionalism and Commercialism. (Toronto, ON).
  • October 2006. Panelist, Intellectual Property Ownership on Campus “Intellectual Property Ownership and the Commercialization of University Research. Canadian Association of University Teachers Conference on Controlling Intellectual Property: The Academic Community and the Future of Knowledge (Ottawa, ON)
  • June 2006. Canadian Library Association. panelist, “Laying Librarianship on the Line: Can Libraries be Neutral in the 21st Century? (Calgary, Alberta).
  • April 2006. Panelist on Canadian Intellectual Property Panel. Fordham Conference on Intellectual Property (New York, N.Y.)
  • March 2006. Information Flows and the Transfer of Knowledge: A Conceptual Approach for Policy Makers, McGill University, 2006 Meredith Lectures. (Montreal, Quebec).
  • December 2005. Presentation on Copyright Policy and Academic Libraries (for the librarians at the University of Toronto) (Toronto, ON).
  • September 2005. Canada-Australia Comparative IP and CyberLaw Conference. Copyright and Education Panelist, “Fair-Dealing and Education” (Ottawa, ON).
  • July 2005. American Association of Law Libraries, panelist, “Copyrights, Copywrongs and the Gray Areas In-between.” (San Antonio, Texas)
  • June 2005. Canadian Library Association. panelist, “Laying Librarianship on the Line: Can Libraries be Neutral in the 21st Century? (Calgary, Alberta).
  • June 2005. Canadian Library Association, panel speaker, “International Trade Issues Update.” (Calgary, Alberta).
  • June 2005. Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, and Canadian Association of Learned Journals, panel speaker. “Copyright: Balancing the Act.”(London, ON).
  • April 2005.  University of Western Ontario, Society of Graduate Students, speaker. “Introduction to Copyright Policy.” (London, ON).
  • March 2005. Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Executive Board. Presentation on Copyright Policy. (Ottawa, ON).
  • January 2005. McGill University, Faculty of Law.  Léger Robic Richard Seminar Series in Intellectual Property, “The Illusive Search for Justificatory Theories: Copyright, Commodification and Capital,” (Montreal, Quebec).
  • November 2004. Long Island Library & Research Council, 13th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future, “Challenges to Fair Use in the Digital Environment.” (Oakdale, New York).
  • October 2004. University of Western Ontario-Public Interest Research Group, presentation on “London Municipal Wards and Student Representation.” (London, ON).
  • June 2004. Canadian Library Association / Association of Research Libraries, Co-presenter, “Advanced Licensing Workshop.” (Victoria, B.C.)
  • June 2004. Canadian Library Association.  Panel speaker, “Privacy: A ValueWorth Preserving.” (Victoria, B.C.)
  • June 2004. Canadian Library Association.  Panel speaker, “International Trade Issues Update.” (Victoria, B.C.)
  • June 2004. Canadian Association of Law Teachers /Canadian Law Forum/ Canadian Law & Society Association. Panel (“What is Legal Knowledge”) presentation on “The Ownership and Commodification of Legal Knowledge.” (Winnipeg, Manitoba).
  • February 2004. University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Education Development Office, Co-presenter, Continuing Education Workshop on “Copyright and Intellectual Property.” (London, ON).
  • January 2004. Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) - Eugene Garfield Dissertation Award, Presentation. “Information for Society: Towards a Critical Theory of Intellectual Property Policy.”  (San Diego, California).
  • January 2004. Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), Workshop Presentation. “Deconstructing Google: A Critical Analysis of a Commercial Search Engine.”  (San Diego, California).
  • November 2003. McGill University, Canadian Library Association Student Chapter. Presentation, “WTO-GATS and the FTAA: Double Trouble for Libraries and Public Information Services.” (Montreal, Quebec).
  • November 2003. Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Workshop Presentation, “The Changing Landscape of Copyright Policy: New Challenges for Educators.” (Ottawa, ON).
  • November 2003. Charleston Library Conference. Workshop Presentation, “An Information-Flow Model for a Holistic Information Policy: Relationships between Copyright, Privacy and Censorship.” (Charleston, South Carolina).
  • November 2003. Charleston Library Conference. Breakfast Presentation, “Copyright and Scholarly Publications: Emerging Issues.” (Charleston, South Carolina).
  • October 2003. CASCON 2003.  Legal Issues Panelist, “Implications of Free Trade Agreements for Digital Copyright Issues.” (Toronto, ON).
  • September 2003. Canadian Law and Economics Association. “Beyond Justification:  The Political Economy of Copyright in an Age of Commodification.” (Toronto, ON).
  • September 2003. UWO Faculty of Law Seminar Series. “Assessing the European Union. Database Right: Is it Needed in North America?" (London. ON).
  • July 2003. American Association of Law Libraries.  AALL-Lexis Call for Papers Award Presentation. “Databases and the Fields of Law: Are There New Divisions of Labor?” (Seattle, Washington).
  • June 2003. Canadian Library Association / American Library Association.  Panelist:  War, Trade and Activism: A Case for International Responsibilities in Librarianship. (Toronto, ON).
  • June 2003.  Canadian-American Research Centre for Law and Policy, NAFTA at Ten Conference, Intellectual Property Panel. “Fast-Track Trade Authority and the Free Trade Agreements:  Implications for Copyright Law.” (Windsor, ON).
  • June 2003. Canadian Association of Law Teachers. Intellectual Property Panel “TRIPS, WIPO and the Draft FTAA: Is Three a Crowd?” (Halifax, Nova Scotia).
  • May 2003. Canadian Association for Information Science. “GATS and Public Library Services” with Kirsti Nilsen (Halifax, Nova Scotia).
  • February 2003. University of Toronto, Information Rights Salon. “Digital Millennium Copyright Act: Does Canada Really Need It?” (Toronto, ON).
  • January 2003. Ontario Library Association. Working at the Knowledge Front, Panelist, “The Impact of International Trade Agreements on Public Library Services.” (Toronto, ON).
  • October 2002. CASCON 2002.  Legal Issues Panelist, “The Anti-Circumvention Rules: Are They Really Necessary?”  (Toronto, ON).
  • June 2002. Canadian Library Association. “Copyright, Cultural Policy and the WTO-TRIPS Agreement: The Issues for Libraries.”  (Halifax, Nova Scotia).
  • June 2002. Canadian Association of Law Teachers. Panelist: E-Commerce and Issues in Intellectual Property. (Toronto, ON).
  • May 2002. Canadian Association for Information Science. “Toward a Critical Theory of Copyright Policy.” (Toronto, ON).
  • March 2002. Workshop on Technology, Legal Information, and Legal Knowledge. University at Buffalo Law School. Panel on Technology and the Profession of Law. “Databases and the Fields of Law: Are There New Divisions of Labor?” (Buffalo, New York).
  • February 2002. University of Western Ontario, Ivey School of Business.  eLeadership Program, presentation, “Privacy Issues: Protection of Personal Data.” (London, ON).
  • November 2001. Canadian Digital Libraries Symposium, “Anti-Circumvention Rules and Their Impact on Digital Libraries.” (Toronto, ON).
  • November 2001. CASCON 2001. Legal Issues Panelist, “The Anti-Circumvention Rules: A Fetter on Technological Advance?” (Toronto, ON).
  • July 2001.  American Association of Law Libraries. Annual Meeting Conference Panelist, “New Realities in Data Protection: The Trans-Atlantic Debate.” (Minneapolis, Minnesota).
  • July 2000. American Association of Law Libraries. Annual Meeting, Government Relations Committee Advocacy Workshop Panelist. “Pending Database Legislation.” (Philadelphia, Pa.).
  • March 2000. Northern California Association of Law Libraries. Spring Institute Program Panelist. “Government Relations and the Impact on Law Librarians” (San Francisco, California).
  • July 1999. American Association of Law Libraries. Annual Meeting Conference Panelist. “Information Policy at the Crossroads: The Challenge of Globalization.” (Washington D.C.).
  • March 1998.  Special Libraries Association-San Andreas Chapter. Dinner meeting speaker on “Pending Copyright Legislation of Interest to Special Librarians.” (Santa Clara, California).
  • October 1997. Western Pacific Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries. Annual Meeting Conference Panelist. “Information Privacy Issues” (Sacramento, California).
   
AWARDS

  • Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) - Eugene Garfield Dissertation Award (2004). “Information for Society: Towards a Critical Theory of Intellectual Property Policy (UCLA, 2002).
  • American Association of Law Libraries-Lexis Call for Papers Award (2003, open category). “Databases and the Fields of Law: Are There New Divisions of Labor?”
  • American Jurisprudence Book Award, Southwestern University School of Law (Conflicts, 1978; Labor Law 1977).

RESEARCH FUNDING

  • 2004-06: University of Western Ontario, Academic Development Fund, “Implications of C.C.H. v Law Society of Upper Canada for Library and University Copying.”
  • 2004-05: American Association of Law Libraries: “Open Access to Scholarly Communication in the Field of Law: A Preliminary Assessment of Copyright Policies.”
  • 2003-04: American Association of Law Libraries: “Impact of GATS on Public Law Library Services.”
  • 2003-05:  FIMS Internal Grant: “Impact of International Trade Agreements on Public Library Services.”
  • 2002-03: Center for Innovation Law & Policy, “Enhancing Intellectual Property Instruction with Multimedia Presentations” (co-investigators Margaret Ann Wilkinson and Mark Perry)


UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • UWO FIMS, Appointments Committee (elected, 2002-05)
  • UWO FIMS, Annual Performance Evaluation Committee (elected, 2004-05)
  • UWO FIMS, MLIS Program Committee (2002-04)
  • UWO FIMS, LIS Doctoral Program Committee (alternate, 2004-05)
  • UWO FIMS, Faculty Advisor to Canadian Library Association, Student Chapter (2002-07)
  • UWO Law, Decanal Information Technology Advisory Committee (2001-04)
  • UWO Law, Graduate Program Committee (2003-07)
  • UWO Law, Faculty Advisor to Pro Bono Student Canada Chapter (2004-06)
  • UWO Provost’s Advisory Committee on Teaching & Learning (2002-06)
  • UWO Faculty Association (UWOFA), Member Governing Board (2002-06),
  • UWO Faculty Association (UWOFA), Member, Policy & Governance Committee (2004-06)
  • UWO-UWOFA, Joint Subcommittee on the Implications of Technology (2004-2005).
  • UWO-UWOFA, Joint Subcommittee on Employment Equity (2004-06)
  • UWO-UWOFA, representative to Access and Privacy Working Group (2006-07).
   
OTHER ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • American Association of Law Libraries; Member, Government Relations Committee:1998-2002; Member, Copyright Committee, 2002-04;Chair,Copyright Committee 2004-05;.
  • Canadian Association of University Teachers. Visiting Scholar in Residence, 2007-08.
  • Canadian Association of Research Libraries. Expert Presenter (on Intellectual Property and Copyright) to Consensus Panel for study entitled, Towards an Integrated Knowledge Ecosystem: A Canadian Research Strategy (2004).
  • Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Member, Federation Working Group on Copyright Legislation (2004-present)
  • Canadian Library Association. Convenor, Committee on International Trade Agreements, (2003-06); Member WTO-GATS Working Group, (2001-03); Member Copyright Working Group, (2006-present).
  • External Examiner on LL.M. Masters Thesis, McGill University Faculty of Law (2004).
  • Refereed articles for Library Quarterly; Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence; Libres;  University of Ottawa Law & Technology Journal, Education & Law Journal, Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, and the McGill Law Review.
  • Refereed Conference Presentations for Canadian Association for Information Science and Canadian Law and Economics Association (Intellectual Property Panel)

FELLOWSHIPS

  • Townsend Center for the Humanities, University of California at Berkeley,    Library Fellow, 1999-2000. Research Topic: Effect of Anti-Circumvention Provisions of Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 on Scholarship and Research in the Humanities.
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  • UCLA Department of Information Studies. Departmental Fellowship, (1997-98, 98-99, 99-2000); Advancement to Candidacy Fellowship, (2000-2001).

MUNICIPAL COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • City of London Ontario. Chair, Housing Advisory Committee (2007-present).
  • City of London Ontario. Member, Task Force on Governance (2007-present).
  • Imagine London. Agent/Spokesperson. (2005-06).
  • London Coalition Against Pesticides. Co-Chair, By-Law Committee. (2004-06)
  • City of London Ontario. Member, Steering Committee on Pesticides Management. (2004).
  • Commissioner, Board of Zoning Adjustments. Berkeley, California (1984-1986).

MEMBERSHIPS   
   
  • State Bar of California (admitted 1978).
  • Canadian Library Association
  • Progressive Librarians’ Guild
  • United States Supreme Court Bar (admitted 1985)
  • University of Western Ontario Faculty Association