Lipinski, Tomas A.

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Male. Education: University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, B.A., 1981, M.L.I.S., 1990; Marquette University, J.D., 1984; John Marshal Law School, LL.M., 1986; University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign, Ph.D., 1998.


Office—Center for Information Policy Research, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53202.


Attorney at law, 1981-90; Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, associate librarian and associate director of H. Douglas Barclay Law Library, 1990-92, adjunct professor of law, 1992; Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee, WI, librarian, 1992-94; University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, adjunct instructor, 1994-98, assistant professor of information studies and codi-rector of Center for Information Policy Research, 1998—. American Institute for Paralegal Studies, instructor, 1989-93; University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign, instructor, 1997, visiting assistant professor, 1998—; University of Pretoria, visiting professor, 1999—; Free University of Brussels, guest lecturer, 2000; guest speaker at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College; presenter at conferences in the United States and abroad; testifies as expert witness on copyright issues related to distance learning; guest on media programs. West Group, member of library school educators advisory board, 2000-02; consultant to Cooperative Educational Service Agency.


American Society for Information Science (president of Wisconsin chapter, 2000—), American Association of Law Librarians, American Society for Information Science and Technology, Education Law Association, Thomas More Lawyers Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (affiliate member), Wisconsin State Bar Association, Phi Alpha Theta, Beta Phi Mu.


(Editor and contributor) Libraries, Museums, and Archives: Legal Issues and Challenges in the New Information Era, Scarecrow Press (Lanham, MD), 2002.

(With Mary Minnow) The Library's Legal Answer Book, American Library Association, 2002.

Contributor to books, including Information and Ethics in the Twenty-first Century, edited by Lester J. Pourciau, 1999; Web-based Communications, the Internet, and Distance Education, edited by Michael G. Moore and Geoffrey T. Cozine, 2000; Handbook ofAmerican Distance Education, edited by Michael G. Moore, Pennsylvania State University Press (University Park, PA), 2002; and Readings in Virtual Research Ethics: Issues and Controversies, edited by Elizabeth Buchanan, 2003. Editor of the book series "Working within the Information Infrastructure: Legal Rights and Responsibilities in the New Information Era," for Scarecrow Press (Lanham, MD). Contributor to periodicals, including American Journal of Distance Education, Education Law into Practice, Ethics and Information Technology, Journal of Business Ethics, Libri, Richmond Journal of Law and Technology, Informing Science, Education Law Reporter, Brigham Young University Education and Law Review, and IEEE Technology and Society. Guest coeditor, Journal of Information Ethics, 2000; contributing editor, Technicalities, 2000.


Copyright Issues in Distance Education, for Scarecrow Press (Lanham, MD); Handbook of Legal Issues in Public and School Libraries, Neal-Schuman Publishers.