About the Authors & Review Team

Chapter Authors

Laura Burtle

Laura Burtle (she/her/hers), M.S.L.S., J.D., is an Associate Dean in the Georgia State University Library, with responsibility over collections, resource acquisitions, digital library services, and scholarly communications. She provides copyright guidance to students and faculty, including teaching about fair use and permissions as well as understanding publication contracts and open access. She has a Master’s degree in Library Science from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and a J.D. from Georgia State University with a certificate in Intellectual Property Law.

Sunshine Carter

Sunshine Carter (she/her/hers) is Director of Collection Strategy & eResource Management at the University of Minnesota Libraries in Minneapolis, with responsibility over the entire life-cycle of e-resources (acquisition and management), licensing, collection development strategy and oversight over the collection budget. She has been negotiating e-resource licenses for fifteen years. She has a M.S. from Iowa State University and an M.L.I.S. from University of California, Los Angeles.

Thomas D. Colis

Thomas D. Colis (he/him/his) is a principal and Deputy Practice Group Leader of the Public Law Group of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. He is also one of five Managing Directors of the Firm. He has practiced law since 1993. He specializes in municipal finance including all aspects of financings for cities, villages, townships, counties, school districts, libraries, colleges and universities. He also specializes in economic development finance, including financing for manufacturing companies and non-profit entities. He received his law degree from The University of Michigan Law School in 1993, and a B.A., magna cum laude, from The University of Rochester in 1990.

Kate Dickson

Kate Dickson (she/her/hers) is the Copyright & Licensing Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she works with faculty, students, and library staff on copyright issues in their teaching and research, and helps negotiate library licenses with vendors. Prior to attending library school at UNC Chapel Hill, she practiced law for seven years at law firms in Washington, D.C. and Chapel Hill, NC. She holds a J.D. and an M.A. in American Legal History from the University of Virginia.

Ruth Dukelow

Ruth Dukelow (she/her/hers) is a graduate of The Catholic University of America (MSLS) and Duke University School of Law (JD). Prior to retirement, she was the Executive Director of CLIC-Cooperating Libraries in Consortium in St. Paul, MN. Previously, she was the Associate Director at Midwest Collaborative of Library Services/Michigan Library Consortium. Prior to that, she was the legal specialist in the Library Development Division at the Library of Michigan where she assisted all types of Michigan libraries with legal questions relating to library service. She has worked in public, academic, and law libraries, and she also worked in a law firm for two years practicing oil and gas law before returning to library work. In 2009, she received the Michigan Library Association’s Librarian of the Year Award. She is the author of The Library Copyright Guide (AECT 1992).

Sandra Enimil

Sandra Aya Enimil (she/her/hers) is the Copyright Librarian and Contracting Specialist at Yale University Library. At Yale, Sandra is the Chair of the License Review Team and provides consultation on licenses of all types for the Library. Sandra also provides information and resources on using copyrighted materials and assists creators in protecting their own copyright. Sandra collaborates with individuals and departments within the Library and across campus. She has given numerous presentations on various aspects of copyright. Prior to this role, she was the Copyright Services Librarian at Ohio State University Libraries.  Sandra is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and is interested in the intersection of DEI and intellectual property.  Sandra earned her Law and MSLIS degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Sandra has BAs in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Michigan and an MA in International Relations from the University of Ghana.

Cynthia B. Faulhaber

Cynthia B. Faulhaber (she/her/hers) is a retired attorney, having practiced as a municipal finance attorney with Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. from 1982 to 2002.  In 2003, she took the position of Deputy Treasurer of the State of Michigan, in charge of debt, finance, student loans, and municipal financial oversight.  She retired in 2006. During her years as attorney, Cynthia wrote several statutes for public and district libraries, as well as for tax increment finance authorities and other specialized municipalities.  She was bond counsel and general counsel for several public libraries, as well as bond counsel for universities, colleges, cities, townships, and school districts.  Since retirement, she has concentrated her energies on children who have been removed from their families due to abuse, abandonment and neglect and has taught English as a Second Language to many immigrants in Florida.

Agnes Gambill West

Agnes Beatrice Gambill West is Head of Scholarly Communication and Assistant Professor at Appalachian State University.  In addition to working with the Office of General Counsel on various legal issues that libraries and archives encounter, she is the Coordinator of the Digital Humanities Lab and serves on Appalachian’s Intellectual Property Development Council.  She was also appointed by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor to serve as the Co-Chair of the North Carolina Blockchain Initiative (NCBI), a nonpartisan initiative that aims to advance blockchain innovation in North Carolina.  She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law (JD), Oxford University (MSc), and Duke University School of Law (LLM).

Cindy Kristof

Cindy Kristof (she/her/hers) is Head of Copyright and Scholarly Communication and Associate Professor at Kent State University Libraries. In addition to providing copyright education and helping users with their fair use and permissions needs, she oversees the interlibrary loan, course reserves, digital projects, and institutional repository operations. Additionally, she serves as the OhioLINK Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Administrator for Kent State and coordinates affordable learning/OER efforts for the Libraries. Her research interests include the right to be forgotten in the digital age, as well as copyright processing for digitization projects. She has a BA from The Ohio State University (1989) and an MLS from Kent State University (1995).

Lisa A. Macklin

Lisa A. Macklin (she/her/hers) is Associate Dean for Research, Engagement, and Scholarly Communications for Emory University Libraries with responsibility over Collection Management, Research and Engagement (three teams of subject librarians for Humanities, International Area Studies, and Sciences and Social Sciences), Instruction and Engagement, Assessment and User Experience, and Scholarly Communications.  Her areas of focus include the application of copyright law to teaching, research, and publishing as well as transformations in scholarship and publishing, including new models of scholarship in digital form and the Open Access movement. She served as PI on a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create a Model Publishing Contract for Digital Scholarship and is co-creator of two MOOCs on copyright for educators and librarians.  Lisa has an M.L.I.S. from University of South Florida and a J.D. from Georgia State University.

Collette Mak

Collette Mak (she/her/hers) is retired Faculty Emerita at University of Notre Dame. Prior to retirement, she worked as the Outreach and Scholarly Communications Librarian at University of Notre Dame (2008-2017), Product Manager at OCLC, Librarian at University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, and Librarian at University of Michigan (1975-1980). She has an MLIS from the University of Michigan and a BA in Art History. In 2013, she received the Virginia Boucher/OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award.

Carla Myers

Carla Myers (she/her/hers) serves as Assistant Librarian and Coordinator of Scholarly Communications for the Miami University Libraries. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Akron and a Masters in Library and Information Science from Kent State University. She is the managing editor of the Journal of Copyright in Education and Librarianship and her first book, Copyright and Course Reserves Legal Issues and Best Practices for Academic Libraries is being published by ABC-CLIO in 2021. Her professional presentations and publications focus on copyright, open educational resources, and affordable learning issues. She is also the coordinator of the Miami University Libraries annual copyright conference.

Michael Robak

Michael Robak (he/him/his) is a graduate of Indiana University McKinney School of Law (JD) and the University of Illinois (MSLIS). He is the Director of the Schoenecker Law Library, Associate Dean for Technology & Information Services and Clinical Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. His previous academic appointments were at the University of Illinois Jenner Law Library and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Leon E. Bloch Law Library. Before entering academia, he practiced law for 15 years in a variety of settings and, after receiving his MSLIS, he was the Director of Legal Research for Charles River Associates, an international consulting firm providing litigation, economic and business consulting services.

Anne Seurynck

Anne Seurynck (she/her/hers) is a shareholder and President of Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C. Anne has been practicing with the Foster Swift Municipal Law Practice Group since her arrival at the firm in 1996. Anne’s focus has been on the representation of libraries. Anne is currently serving as the lead contact person for the firm’s library clients. In addition to her library law practice, Anne also counsels clients on other municipal matters such as Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act compliance. An undergraduate of the University of Michigan, she is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Lance Werner

Lance Werner (he/him/his) has served as Executive Director for Kent District Library since 2011. He is licensed to practice law in Michigan. He earned a J.D. degree from Michigan State University School of Law and a master’s degree in Library Science from Wayne State University. Lance also serves as a member of the EveryLibrary Institute Board, American Library Association Policy Corps, Michigan State Historic Records Advisory Board, Michigan Library Association’s Legislative Committee, and is a graduate of the Michigan Political Leadership Program. Lance was formerly a library law specialist and administrative law judge. He was the 2018 Library Journal’s Librarian of the Year.


Chapter Readers/Advisors

Jennifer Dean

Jennifer L. Dean (she/her/hers) serves as the Dean of Libraries and Instructional Technology at the University of Detroit Mercy. She holds a Ph.D. in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education from Michigan State University and an M.L.I.S. from Wayne State University. She also holds a B.Mus. from Central Michigan University and an M.Mus. with Performance Certificate from Northwestern University, both in bassoon performance.

Randy Dykhuis

After a 35-year career in libraries, Randy Dykhuis (he/him/his) retired in March 2019. In 1995, Dykhuis was chosen as the Executive Director of the Michigan Library Consortium (MLC). He held that post until 2010 when he became the first Executive Director of the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS), where he remained until his retirement. Dykhuis earned his Masters of Science in Library Science from Wayne State University in December 1983. His first library jobs were at public libraries in Michigan, in Midland and Grand Rapids. He also worked at OCLC and OHIONET. Since retiring, Dykhuis has enjoyed traveling, researching his family history, baking bread, cycling, and learning Dutch. His challenge for 2021 is learning to play chess. He looks forward to post-pandemic travel adventures.

Ann Holt

Ann Holt (she/her/hers) earned her B.A. in Communication from the University of Pittsburgh in 1975. She worked in libraries as a para-professional, before obtaining an M.I.L.S. from the University of Michigan in 1988. During her career, Ann worked in a variety of libraries from academic to public, from school to prison, and from governmental to special. After serving as Director of the Capital Library Cooperative, which provided economies of scale for member libraries, Ann retired in 2007.

Dixie Ohlander

Dixie Ohlander (she/her/hers) has held various positions in school, public, and academic libraries over her career in libraries. In her most recent position, she served as Electronic Initiatives/Resource Sharing Librarian for Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, retiring in May 2016. She holds a B.A. in Sociology for the University of Nebraska – Omaha and a Masters of Library and Information Science from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN. She currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Dakota County Library Foundation. Dixie has also worked as a freelance writer and copy editor writing and/or editing opinion,essay, humor, and general human interest pieces as well as articles for a specialized publication for the arts and crafts community.

Nancy Robertson

Nancy Robertson (she/her/hers), retired, began her career in librarianship as a specialist in rare books. She is proud to have been involved in the design and implementation of the Martha W. Griffiths Michigan Rare Book Room at the Library of Michigan. Following that she became Deputy State Librarian for Internal Affairs and followed Christie Brandau as State Librarian in 2005. As State Librarian she worked closely with IMLS on the LSTA program, with the Michigan eLibrary and MeLCat as Michigan’s standout LSTA-funded projects. She enjoys retirement with her archaeologist husband Jim, and they dote together on their three grandchildren.

Emily Swain

Emily Swain (she/her/hers) is a Reference and Instruction pre-professional at The Catholic University of America (CUA). She received a B.A. in Global Affairs from George Mason University and is pursuing her M.S.L.I.S. at CUA. She is passionate about community building, accessibility, and diversity within libraries. Post-graduation, she hopes to work in a public library system.

Kitty Tynan

Kitty Tynan (she/her/hers) obtained her B.A. in English from the University of Virginia, M.S.L.S. from The Catholic University of America (CUA), and M.A. in Literature from American University. Her library experience includes Reference Librarian at American University, special collections cataloger at University of Vermont, Reference librarian at Hartford Graduate Center, Head of Reference and Public Services at University of Hartford, and Assistant Director for Public Services at CUA. Post retirement, she volunteers at Corrales Community Library and Corrales Historical Society Archives creating metadata for the New Mexico Digital Collections.


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