An Introduction to the Special Issue on Paths to Copyright Librarianship




As adults, conversations about work and careers are standard. Copyright librarianship is a unique field and inevitably people ask, “How did you get into that?” Like many folks, I have an origin story that belies the smooth arc we all imagine. I had been thinking about my journey, and wondering how others came to this work. Could they point to a moment or person that helped them along the way? Might my and others’ stories be insightful or beneficial to others? The stories in this issue are all different and compelling. Read on and learn the varied ways lawyers and librarians became copyright librarians.