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About Laura Quilter

Laura Quilter is an attorney, librarian, teacher, and activist, working on copyright and other areas of information law and policy.
Since 2012 she has been the Copyright and Information Policy Librarian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She also teaches at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at Simmons College.
Laura earned a law degree (J.D.) from Berkeley School of Law, University of Califonia, and a library degree (M.S.L.I.S.) from the University of Kentucky. She has taught with the Samuelson Law, Technology, and Public Policy Clinic at Berkeley Law, and worked or consulted with numerous nonprofit organizations. Prior to receiving her law degree, she taught and worked as a librarian at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection.
Laura’s research interests include copyright tensions within teaching and scholarly communications, and more broadly, human rights concerns within information law and policy, including privacy, access to knowledge, and intellectual freedom.
Materials available through ScholarWorks are a selection of Laura Quilter's presentations and contributions. Please visit her personal website for a complete list of publications and presentations:


Present Instructor, Simmons College, School of Library and Information Science
Faculty Member, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003

Articles (6)

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Contributions to Books (1)

Unpublished Handouts, Memos, Etc. (3)

Presentations (30)