This Workshop in a Box (WIB) contains everything you need to prepare for and deliver a workshop for faculty, researchers, and students on fair use for nonfiction authors. These materials were prepared by Authors Alliance for subscribers to our Authors Alliance Partner Program (A2P2).
Timing: The core presentation with slides is designed to take about 45 minutes to present, leaving 15 minutes for Q&A in a standard hour-long workshop. Optional exercises are included for presenters who allocate more than an hour for the workshop.
Modifying and Sharing: All WIB content is made available under a CC BY license.
Outside Reading: We recommend familiarizing yourself with the following materials prior to hosting this workshop:
- Authors Alliance’s guide to Fair Use for Nonfiction Authors
Reporting Back: Please help us by sharing your feedback about any workshops you host using our WIBs with firstname.lastname@example.org. This information will help us to report back to our pilot program funders, and your suggestions will enable us to improve future versions of this workshop.
Materials for Presenters
The following materials are designed for the workshop presenter:
- 1. Slide Deck: The slide deck forms the core of the workshop. In a series of 37 slides with speaker notes, it covers the basics of fair use, addresses common situations faced by nonfiction authors where fair use may apply, and debunks some common misconceptions about fair use. Download Google Slides / Download Office
- 2. Presenter Notes: For presenters that prefer to have speaker notes in a separate document, presentation notes are included as a stand-alone document with thumbnails of the slides. Download Google Doc / Download Office
- 3. Audience FAQs & Answers for Presenters: This document covers questions that workshop participants may raise, together with suggested answers. Download Google Doc / Download Office
Materials for Participants
The following materials are designed for workshop participants:
- 4. Overview: This 3-page handout gives an overview of the content covered in the workshop. Download Google Doc / Download Office
- 5. Presentation Notes: For participants who learn best by taking their own notes, this document includes slide thumbnails and a place for jotting down notes. Download Google Doc / Download Office
- 6. Hands-On Exercises: Presenters can give participants the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned by sharing three hypothetical scenarios and facilitating a discussion about how fair use principles and limitations might apply to each situation. This exercise is an optional addition for workshops that are scheduled for more than an hour. Download Google Slides / Download Office
The following materials are designed to help you market your workshop to faculty, researchers, and students:
- 7. Email Announcement: This customizable email text can be used to announce the workshop via email to faculty, researchers, and students on campus. Download Google Doc / Download Office
- 8. Workshop Flyer: This customizable flyer can be used to promote the workshop around campus. Download Google Doc / Download Office
- 9. Social Media Posts: These sample tweets and Facebook posts, together with a link to a collection of free-to-use images of books and reading, can be used to promote the workshop on social media. Download Google Doc / Download Office