Joining the Conversation: How to Reuse Creative Materials to Build an Open Culture [Distinguished Speaker Series] March 1. 7pm. Salmon Library 111. Fair Use and Creative Commons are vital tools in the creation of art, both from reusing other content creators' materials and allowing your own materials to be reused. William Cross will talk about how to properly make use of these tools in your creations, and why this is an important aspect of the cultural conversation of art and creativity. Speaker Bio: William M. Cross is the Director of the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center at North Carolina State University where he provides guidance to campus stakeholders on legal issues and open access to scholarship, data, and educational resources. Will serves as an instructor in the UNC School of Information & Library Science and lectures nationally on copyright, free expression, and open culture. Recent presentations have included a daylong workshop on legal issue at the Charleston Conference and webinars for the ACRL’s Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy Series and ALCTS Continuing Education series, as well as presenting the Opening Remarks at the 2016 Scholarly Communications Institute. Will has been quoted in publications such as The Chronicle of Higher Education, Library Journal, and Techdirt and publishes regularly on topics ranging from the pedagogy of legal education for librarians to the First Amendment status of video games.