Call for Proposals

10th Annual Kraemer Copyright Conference

Beyond The Mountains: 17 U.S.Code § 108

May 31 to June 2, 2022

Call for Proposals

Deadline: By midnight (MST) Friday, April 15, 2022.

The 10th Annual Kraemer Copyright Conference: Beyond The Mountains will be virtual via Zoom from Tuesday, May 31 to Thursday, June 2, 2022.

The Kraemer Copyright Conference committee invites proposals on the following Conference Tracks:

  • Section 108
  • Licensing
  • Open track (any other copyright-related topic)

The Kraemer Copyright Conference provides opportunities for professionals at every level and across libraries to discuss the impact of copyright on the services we provide in libraries. In this online conference setting, the attendees have an opportunity to network and learn alongside the presenters in a collaborative environment.

Submit Your Proposal

Presentation Formats

The committee encourages presenters to think creatively about presentation formats:

  • Presentation - A presentation on a specific topic, approach, or practice (60-minute session with 45 minutes allotted for presentation and 15 minutes for Q&A)
  • Lightning Talk - A focused, brief presentation on a specific topic, approach, or practice (limit to 5 slides, 5-minute presentation delivered in a plenary lightning talk session with 12 minutes in the end for group Q&A)
  • Posters - A pre-recorded focused, brief presentation on a specific topic, approach, or practice (limit to 1, 5-minute presentation delivered in a plenary lightning talk format, presenters are asked to provide contact information for asynchronous Q&A)

Presentation Tracks Description

Section 108

Section 108 of the Copyright Act provides libraries and archives the ability to lend and distribute works that are otherwise copyright protected. It includes making copies of works that are copyright protected to send to other libraries, and library users to make copies of work for personal research use. Furthermore, it allows libraries and archives to make copies of works that are deteriorating and could otherwise be lost.


Licensing remains an essential consideration when discussing the intersection of libraries and the law. Licensing is used to grant permission to access, re-use, and redistribute work with or without restrictions. How does licensing of e-resources play in to access availability?

Open Track 

This track is open to any other copyright topic that you believe will be of interest to conference participants.

Proposals Submissions

The committee must receive all proposals through the submission form by midnight (MST) Sunday February 20, 2022.

The submission form requires the following information:

  • Primary presenter’s contact information: name, title, affiliation, email address
  • Additional participant(s): name, title, affiliation, email address
  • Presentation format (Presentation, Lightning Talk, Poster)
  • Presentation track (Section 108 Track, Licensing Track, Open Track)
  • Presentation/Poster Title
  • Brief description for the conference program (up to 300 words) 

Proposal Review and Notification

A volunteer subcommittee will review proposals, evaluating each on quality and clarity of content, relevance to conference themes, and ability to engage the audience. 

The committee will start notifying presenters of selection decisions after Friday, February 25, 2022. At that time, we may ask presenters to consider an alternate format or co-present with others who have proposed similar topics based on reviewers’ recommendations.

Additional Requirements

Once selected presenters confirm attendance, they will be registered for the Kraemer Copyright Conference. 

Conference workshops, presentations, and other documentation/media will be collected by the Kraemer Copyright Conference Committee Chair via email at and preserved in the Kraemer Family Library institutional repository or another appropriate and accessible platform.

Non-Commercial Policy

The Kraemer Copyright Conference programs are non-commercial educational learning experiences. Under no circumstances should a speaker promote their product, service, or other self-interest.


Please email questions to the Kraemer Copyright Conference Planning Committee at

Submit Your Proposal