New CARL VPO for Copyright

July 19, 2022. – The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) is pleased to welcome Amanda Wakaruk as Visiting Program Officer (VPO) for Copyright.

Amanda Wakaruk, (BComm, MLIS, MES) is the Copyright and Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of Alberta, where she leads a copyright literacy program and has provided copyright and Open Educational Resources support for faculty, students, and staff for more than seven years. She is a member of the CFLA Copyright Committee and its Controlled Digital Lending and Accessibility Working Groups, and chairs their Crown Copyright Working Group. She was a founding member of the Canadian Government Information Digital Preservation Network and brings more than twenty years of experience in academic libraries and association work to the VPO position. An advocate for Crown copyright reform, she co-edited the award-winning collection, Government Information in Canada (2019). Her current research interests include the exploration of the impacts of copyright anxiety and copyright chill.

As CARL VPO for Copyright she will work in collaboration with CARL’s Policy Committee, its subgroups, and highly-qualified copyright specialists across the country, to advance CARL’s copyright initiatives and advocate for copyright legislation that is fair to users and workable for libraries.