Simpson, Carol 1949-

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SIMPSON, Carol 1949-
(Carol Mann Simpson)

PERSONAL:

Born November 28, 1949, in Aberdeen, MD; daughter of Joey Mathew (a physician) and Grace (a homemaker) Pirrung; married Douglas Michael Simpson (a small-business owner); children: Stephen Christopher Mann, David Andrew Mann (deceased), Sarah Rebecca Mann. Education: Southwestern University, B.S. in Ed., 1971; University of Texas at Austin, M.A., 1975, M.L.S., 1977; Texas A&M University at Commerce, Ed.D., 1987; attending Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law.

ADDRESSES:

Office—School of Library and Information Science, University of North Texas, P.O. Box 311068, Denton, TX 76203. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER:

Public schoolteacher in Round Rock, TX, 1970-74; librarian, library director, and facilitator for library technology at public schools in Mesquite, TX, 1977-98; University of North Texas, Denton, began as assistant professor, became associate professor of library and information science, 1998—. Linworth Publishing, former editorial director.

MEMBER:

International Society for Technology in Education, American Library Association, American Association of School Librarians, Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Texas Library Association, Texas Association of School Librarians, Association of Texas Professional Educators.

WRITINGS:

(Under name Carol Mann Simpson) Copyright for School Libraries: A Practical Guide, Linworth Publishing (Worthington, OH), 1994, 2nd edition published as Copyright for Schools: A Practical Guide, 1997, 4th edition (under name Carol Simpson), 2005.

(Under name Carol Mann Simpson; with Sharron McElmeel) Internet for Library Media Specialists, Linworth Publishing (Worthington, OH), 1995, 2nd edition (under name Carol Simpson) published as Internet for Schools: A Practical Guide, 1997.

(Editor) Ethics in School Librarianship: A Reader, Linworth Publishing (Worthington, OH), 2003.

Copyright Catechism: Practical Answers to Everyday School Dilemmas, Linworth Publishing (Worthington, OH), 2005.

SIDELIGHTS:

Carol Simpson told CA: "My interest in copyright in particular began when I was put in charge of a large media distribution system in the high school where I was the librarian. Knowing I would be the one 'pushing the button' on all that media, I became concerned that the media I was seeing were not compliant with the guidelines for use of copyrighted materials in schools. I began researching the issue. The whole topic is like an onion: layer after layer of complexity. The more I learned, the more I knew I needed to learn. It is a process that continues to this day."

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