About Bryan M. Carson

I am a lawyer, librarian, author, and copyright expert. Currently I am Professor and Coordinator of Research Instruction, Grants, & Assessment at Western Kentucky University Libraries. I was previously the Reference & Instruction Coordinator from 1999-2011. In addition to overseeing information literacy and library instruction, I also write and administer grants and work with surveys and assessment.
I am the subject librarian and liaison for collection Development and teaching on the following accounts:
* Computer Science
* Law/Paralegal Studies
* Leadership Studies
* Philosophy
* Political Science
* Religion
From 1999 to 2009, I also did collection development and instruction for Russian, Eastern European Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, and African Studies.
EDUCATION
*Ed.D. Higher Education Leadership & Policy (2009). Vanderbilt University, Peabody College of Education, Nashville, Tennessee.
Capstone Title: "Career Trajectories and Outcomes of PhD Recipients from the Vanderbilt University College of Arts & Sciences."
* M.I.L.S. Information & Library Science (1993). University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
* J.D. (Juris Doctor) Law (1990). University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.
Thesis Title: The Antitrust Implications of Airline Mergers.
* B.A. Economics (1986). Adrian College, Adrian, Michigan.
* A.A. Pre-Arts (1985). Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan.
Courses Taught
* Associated faculty member in the Library Media Education program in the WKU College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Special Instructional Programs. Courses taught include:
* LME 503 (later re-numbered as LME 512), The Library in Society, Graduate Seminar
* LME 408, Reference and Bibliography, Undergraduate Classroom Class
* LME 508, Reference Sources and Services, Graduate Classroom Class
LME 508, Reference Sources and Services, Graduate Online Class
My major research interests are copyright and intellectual property, privacy issues, and legal issues in librarianship. In December 1999, I was appointed Editor of the "Legally Speaking" column in the journal Against the Grain.
In April 2004, I was awarded the Faculty Award for Research and Creativity for Western Kentucky University Libraries & Information Technology. This honor recognized a series of peer-reviewed articles in the journal Against the Grain on legal issues in librarianship, education, and intellectual property. I am also a 2007 recipient of the Faculty Award for Public Service for Western Kentucky University Libraries & Information Technology.

Positions

Present A.A. Pre-Arts (1985). Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan., Western Kentucky University
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Present B.A. Economics (1986). Adrian College, Adrian, Michigan., Western Kentucky University
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Present J.D. (Juris Doctor) Law (1990). University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio., Western Kentucky University
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Present M.I.L.S. Information & Library Science (1993). University of Michigan, Ann Arbor., Western Kentucky University
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Present Ed.D. Higher Education Leadership & Policy (2009). Vanderbilt University, Peabody College of Education, Nashville, Tennessee., Western Kentucky University
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Curriculum Vitae


Disciplines

None

Research Interests

Librarianship, Intellectual Property Law, Technology Law, Education Law, Copyright Law, Trademark Law, Information Literacy Instruction, Higher Education Policy, Leadership & Organizational Behavior, Religion Librarianship, Philosophy Librarianship, and Law & Religion

Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Award for Scholarship, Research, or Creative Activity, Western Kentucky University Libraries, 2013
  • Faculty Award for Professional Service, Western Kentucky University Libraries, 2007
  • Faculty Award for Scholarship, Research, or Creative Activity, Western Kentucky University Libraries, 2004

Contact Information

101 Helm Library
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11067
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Phone: 270-745-5007
Fax: 270-745-2275

Email:


Intellectual Property (25)

Trademarks (5)

Patents (5)

Intellectual Property Infringement (8)

Creative Commons Licenses (4)

Intellectual Property Theft (1)

License Agreements (15)

Patent Infringement (2)

Access to Information (7)

Open Data Movement (2)

Open Source Software (2)

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (1)

Independent Contractors (1)

Corporate Authorship (3)

Contracts (4)

TEACH Act (1)

No Subject Area (28)