Library Lectures – Copyright and Inspirational Support

As part of the public service programming offered by the University Libraries to aid our students especially as we move towards the end of the semester.

The first talk is a session that will especially benefit individuals who are writing their theses or dissertations, but all students and faculty are welcome to attend . . .

“Understanding Copyright and Permissions Online”

Wednesday, November 16th from 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Remote Event, Register via the Following Site:

The most common issue with ETD’s is reusing copyrighted material (usually images) without first obtaining permission from the copyright holder.  This delays the acceptance of your dissertation or thesis. Avoid these pesky problems by learning what you may or may not reproduce without permission from the copyright holder (for journal articles, that’s usually the publisher), how to request permission, and what to do when you can’t get permission or find out who to ask.

Graduate students planning to submit a dissertation or thesis this year and their advisors are very strongly encouraged to attend this valuable session.

Library Guide:

A talk by our Campus Minister, Father Nicolas Sertich will be presented to offer details on Campus Ministry and how their work has impacted on the University Library and campus overall.

“Campus Ministry – An Introduction By Father Nicholas Sertich In-Person”

Wednesday, November 16th from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Commons Area, Second Floor of Walsh Library

Please join us for a presentation on the work of Campus Ministry at Seton Hall University trough the perspective of Father Nicholas Sertich. This promises to be an informative and enjoyable event!

TLTR Copyright Committee presents “Why Worry About Copyright?” with guest Kevin Smith

Why Worry About Copyright?  
By Lysa Martinelli

Kevin Smith The Teaching, Learning and Technology Roundtable will host the presentation: “Why Worry About Copyright? A Systematic Approach to Thinking About Any Copyright Issue”. Guest speaker Kevin Smith will discuss Fair Use and the grey areas as well as providing guidance to students and the faculty that advise them on the use of published materials in dissertations and theses.
When:  Friday, September 27, 2019 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (lunch will be prior to the presentation at 12:00 p.m.)
Where: Walsh Library – Ground floor, Beck Rooms.
Registration Required (free): free event is sponsored by the Teaching, Learning & Technology Roundtable (TLTR) Copyright Committee. The TLTR is a consortium of faculty, administration and students that meets in action teams to discuss institutional issues related to teaching, learning, and technology.

Guest speaker Kevin Smith became the Dean of Libraries and Courtesy Professor of Law at the University of Kansas in May 2016, after 10 years as Director of Copyright and Scholarly Communications at the Duke University Libraries. As both a librarian and a lawyer specializing in intellectual property issues, Smith’s role at Duke was to advise faculty, staff, and students about the impact of copyright, licensing, and the changing nature of scholarly publishing in higher education. Prior to that, Smith was director of the Pilgrim Library at Defiance College in Ohio, where he also taught constitutional law. His teaching experience is various, having taught courses in theology, law, and library science; he currently teaches Copyright Law in a Digital Age for the University of Kansas Law School.

Smith is the author of numerous articles on the impact of copyright law and the internet on scholarly research as well as libraries’ role in the academy. He has been a highly regarded blogger on these issues for many years, and in 2013 published Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers with the Association of College and Research Libraries. His book on Coaching Copyright, with Erin Ellis, was released by the American Library Association in the spring of 2019. Smith holds a BA from Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., an MA from Yale Divinity School, an MLS from Kent State University, and a JD from Capital University. He did doctoral work in theology and literature at the University of Chicago. Smith has been admitted to the bar in Ohio and North Carolina.

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Copyright Event: Cautionary Tales In Copyright

#SHU_Libraries presents “Cautionary Tales in Copyright”

Come and share exciting first-hand experiences in the complex world of copyright while sharing refreshments with your friends and colleagues.

Join Prof. Thomas Rondinella & Dr. Renee Robinson from the College of Communication & the Arts for this lively informal panel discussion.

Date: Monday, November 27th
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Walsh Library Common Area (2nd  Floor)


Renee Robinson, PhD, is a professor of Communication in the Center for Graduate Studies. Robinson’s research involves communication in mediated environments, instructional settings, and organizational contexts.  She publishes in the areas of communication instruction and pedagogy, workplace interactions, and mobile learning. 

Professor Thomas Rondinella is a film and video producer with his own company, Catfish Studios, and is the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Students and Academic Affairs for the College of Communication and the Arts.

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Copyright on Campus event: “Copyright, Copyleft and Student Created Materials

Featured guest speaker: Jane Hutchison, Associate Director of Instruction & Research Technology at William Paterson University.

Learn the basics of copyright law, copyright vs. plagiarism, and how it affects your use of texts, images, music and other potentially copyrighted material that often appear to be “free” on the web. You will also learn how copyright law protects you as creators of original work.

and come and help us celebrate our new copyright policy!

When? 12- 2 pm on Thursday, April 24th, 2014.

Where?  Beck Rooms (1st floor of Walsh Library)

Refreshments included!

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Jane Hutchison is the Associate Director of Instruction & Research Technology at William Paterson University.  She is the current chairwoman of the Government Regulations and Public Policy Committee of Consortium of College & University Media Centers and has been President and Editor in Chief.  Jane is involved in copyright education at William Paterson University and one of the drafters of the current policy for the University.  Jane has been involved with media and copyright for over 38 years.  Recently she conducted a national survey on streaming video in academic libraries with her colleague, deg farrelly from Arizona State University which included questions on copyright and policy.  Jane holds an MLS from the University of North Carolina and a MA in Educational Administration from Montclair State University.

Copyright Policy

We are pleased to announce the University Copyright Policy, available on the University Policies page at

In supporting our mission to create, discover, and disseminate knowledge, Seton Hall University expects all members of the Seton Hall community to make a good faith effort to respect the rights of copyright owners and to abide by the provisions of United States Copyright Law.

The Copyright Policy is also available on the library’s policies page and linked from our copyright Libguide.

Please take some time to review and familiarize yourself with the policy, and contact should you have any questions.

Copyright Event Friday, February 28th at noon.

Join us for lunch and a “Copyright Updates for the Digital Age” in the ITV room (lower level of Walsh Library) 12-1 on February 28th.

This presentation will offer a number of scenarios that will give you a better understanding of Fair Use in terms of dealing with media; will help you to become more empowered to interpret copyright law in order to be less risk averse; and will help you to be more aware of issues surrounding copyright in media.

Presenters: Anthony Helm (Dartmouth College), Jane Hutchison (William Paterson University) and
Moderator: Lindley Shedd (University of Alabama)

Link to TLTR post



What is protected by copyright law?  What about patents? What is Fair Use?

I can be sued or go to jail for copyright violation?!?

How can I benefit from copyright law?



GUEST SPEAKER:  James Wallace

Technology Education Teacher at South Orange & Maplewood School District



When:    Friday, April 26, 2013.  3.15-4.30

Where:  Beck Rooms (first floor of Walsh Library)


Light refreshments will be provided.

To those with inquiring minds, here is some background reading.

 Sponsored by TLTR Copyright Committee & University Libraries


Share, Honor, Unite”

Navigating Copyright: Information for Faculty & Administrators

The Teaching, Learning and Technology Roundtable Presents:
A Copyright Symposium

Monday, April 23, 2012;  10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Beck room, Walsh Library , First Floor

Are you confused about copyright? Unsure what you can (and cannot) place on reserve or distribute to your students, colleagues or friends? Do you know how your own work is protected by copyright? What about downloading? What about social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest? How does Copyright relate to Google Scholar and Google Books?

This session is designed to provide basic copyright information, promote discussion and answer your questions. Guest speaker: David Opderbeck, Associate Professor of Law, Seton Hall Law School.

Register here »

Contact: Lisa Rose-Wiles, or (973) 275-2047