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Kevin L. Smith, J.D.

As Duke University’s first scholarly communications officer, Kevin Smith’s principle role is to teach and advise faculty, administrators, and students about copyright, intellectual property licensing, and scholarly publishing. Before moving to Duke in 2006, Kevin, a librarian and a lawyer, served as the director of the Pilgrim Library at Defiance College in Ohio, where he also taught constitutional law. He is a member of the provost’s Intellectual Property Board at Duke and is chair of ACRL’s Research and Scholarly Environment committee.

Kevin Smith has contributed to a number of AI events both in-person and online advising hundreds of higher education administrators. His previous events include:

Copyright Law: Practical Application and Training
Copyright and Fair Use: Compliance Guidelines for Faculty
Copyright and Faculty Rights
Libraries and Copyright in a Digital Age
Managing Copyright Use, Ownership, and Policy