Howard S. Carrier

Copyright Librarian, Associate Professor

Liaison to:

International Affairs, Justice Studies, Political Science, Public Administration, Public Policy & Administration

About me

In my capacity as Copyright Librarian I provide assistance and instruction on authors’ rights, licensing, fair use, and the responsible use of copyrighted material to colleagues within the library and the wider JMU community.

I additionally serve as the Liaison Librarian to the Departments of Justice Studies and Political Science.

My research interests in librarianship include copyright, fair use, legal systems and legal information literacy.


LL.B. (Hons) (Law), University of Leicester, 1998

LL.M. Law of Human Rights & Civil Liberties, University of Leicester, 2001

M.S.L.S., School of Information & Library Science, UNC Chapel Hill, 2009

About Discovery, Access, and Technology

We are responsible for collections, metadata, and technology. Departments include Access and Delivery, Interlibrary Loan and Course Reserves, Metadata Strategies, Collection Administration, Scholarly Communications Strategies, and Technology.

About Scholarly Communications Strategies

Together with the Digital Assets team, we provide holistic support for scholarly communications across JMU, including the development of inclusive and equitable practices related to publishing model support. We provide expertise in copyright, author rights, open educational resources, open publishing, and open infrastructure initiatives.