- Northwest Quadrant D 2860
- Professor, School of Information Studies
- PhD, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- MLIS, School of Library and Information Science, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
- LLM., The John Marshall Law School, Chicago
- JD, Marquette University Law School
- BA, College of Letters & Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Professor Lipinski has worked in a variety of legal settings including the private, public and non-profit sectors. He has taught at the American Institute for Paralegal Studies, Syracuse University College of Law, University of Pretoria-School of Information Technology (Pretoria, South Africa). In summers he is a visiting faculty at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he teaches courses in information policy and legal issues for libraries and information managers. Professor Lipinski was the first named member of the Global Law Faculty, Faculty of Law, University of Leuven (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), Belgium, in Fall of 2006 where he continues to lecture annually at its Centers for Intellectual Property Rights and Interdisciplinary Center for Law and ICT.
He is active in copyright education and policy-making, chairing the ACRL Copyright Discussion Group from 2013 to 2016, Chair of the ALA OITP Committee on Legislation Copyright Subcommittee, former chair and current member of the American Library Association, Office of Information Technology Policy, Copyright Education Subcommittee, former member and now Expert Advisor to the Copyright and Other Legal Matters Committee of IFLA and serves as head of an NGO delegation to the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Other Rights.
In 2011 and 2012 he was the Executive Associate Dean at the Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis School of Library and Information Science. In 2013 he served as Director of the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.
Tomas A. Lipinski and Kathrine Andrews Henderson, Legal Issues Surrounding the Collection, Use and Access to Grey data in the University Setting: How Data Policies Reflect the Political Will of Organizations, Twentieth International Conference on Grey Literature: Research Data Fuels and Sustains Grey Literature, Loyola University, New Orleans, USA, December 3-4, 2018, (ISSN 1385-2308) (abstracts reviewed and selected by GL-18 Conference Board).
The Limits of Licensing: Basic Legal Concepts, Considerations and Examples, 84th World Library and Information Congress, 24-30 August, 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tomas A. Lipinski and Katie Chamberlain Kritikos, How Open Access Policies Affect Access to Grey Literature in University Digital Repositories: A Case Study of iSchools, Nineteenth International Conference on Grey Literature: Public Awareness and Access to Grey Literature, National Research Council of Italy, Rome Italy, October 23 and 24, 2017 (ISSN 1386-2316) (abstracts reviewed and selected by GL-19 Conference Board).
Tomas A. Lipinski and Katie Chamberlain Kritikos, Legal and Ethical Implications of Licenses Between LIS Open Access Journal Publishers and Authors, 9th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2017), May 23-26 May, 2017, Limerick, Ireland (abstracts reviewed and selected, less than 50% acceptance rate).
Tomas A. Lipinski and Denise Nicholson, Fostering Disruption in the Library: Assessing the Legal Challenges of 3D Printing Technology in Libraries, ProLISSA (Progress in Library and Information Science in Southern Africa) Ninth Biannual DISSAnet Conference March 15, 2017, Pretoria, South Africa.
MARY MINOW, TOMAS A. LIPINSKI AND GRETCHEN MCCORD, THE LIBRARY’S LEGAL ANSWERS MEETING ROOMS AND DISPLAYS (ALA Editions) (2016), http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=11681 [48 pages].
MARY MINOW, TOMAS A. LIPINSKI AND GRETCHEN MCCORD, THE
LIBRARY’S LEGAL ANSWERS FOR MAKERSPACES (ALA Editions) (2016), https://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=11548 [128 pages].
TOMAS A. LIPINSKI, THE LIBRARIAN’S LEGAL COMPANION FOR
LICENSING INFORMATION RESOURCES AND SERVICES (Neal - Schuman Publishers, Inc./ALA) (2012) [673 pages].
TOMAS A. LIPINSKI, THE COMPLETE COPYRIGHT LIABILITY HANDBOOK FOR LIBRARIANS AND EDUCATORS (2006) (Neal - Schuman Publishers, Inc.) [400+ pages].
TOMAS A. LIPINSKI, COPYRIGHT LAW AND THE DISTANCE EDUCATION CLASSROOM (2005) (Scarecrow Press, Inc.) [192 pages].
MARY MINOW AND TOMAS A. LIPINSKI, THE LIBRARY’S LEGAL ANSWER BOOK (2003) (American Library Association, ALA Editions) [361 pages].
forthcoming, Martin J. Brennan and Tomas A. Lipinski, Legal Issues in the Development and Use of Copyrighted Material in HANDBOOK OF DISTANCE EDUCATION (4th edition, Michael Grahame Moore editor, 2017) (pp. xx-xx).
Tomas A. Lipinski, The Law and Economics of Recognizing the Right to Be Forgotten in an Era of Fake News, JOURNAL OF INFORMATION ETHICS, Fall, 2018, at 66 (Volume 27, Issue No. 2) (invited by the editor for “Articles: The Right To BE Forgotten) (pp.66-80).
Tomas A. Lipinski and Katie Chamberlain Kritikos, How Open-Access Policies Affect Access to Grey Literature in University Digital Repositories: A Case Study of iSchools,14 THE GREY JOURNAL, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL ON GREY LITERATURE (Open Access, New Grey Publishing, and Data Compliance), No. 1, at 6 (2018), selected by the editors (pp.6-20).
Tomas A. Lipinski and Katie Chamberlain Kritikos, Copyright Reform and the Library and Patron Use of Non-text or Mixed-Test Grey Literature in Digital Scholarship, 12 THE GREY JOURNAL, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL ON GREY LITERATURE (Grey Publishing, Licensing, and Open Access), No. 2, at 67 (2016), selected by the editors (pp.67-81).
Tomas A. Lipinski and Andrea J. Copeland, Is the Licensing of Grey Literature Using the Full Palette of “Contractual” Colors?, 11 THE GREY JOURNAL, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL ON GREY LITERATURE (Grey Publishing, Licensing, and Open Access), No. 2, at 69 (2015), selected by the editors (pp. 69-87).
Dick Kawooya, Amber Veverka, and Tomas A. Lipinski, The Copyright Librarian: A Study of Advertising Trends for the Period 2006-2013, 41 JOURNAL OF ACADEMIC LIBRARIANSHIP 341 (2015) (pp. 341-349). (Available online March 6, 2015: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0099133315000154; final
Tomas A. Lipinski and Kathrine Henderson, Hate Speech: Legal and Philosophical Aspects, in THE HANDBOOK OF INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM CONCEPTS, 223 (Mark Alfino and Laura Kolthutsky eds., 2014) (Chapter 11, pp. 223-246) (Library Juice Press). (Invited and reviewed by the editors.)
Tomas A. Lipinski and Andrea Copeland, Look before you License: The Use of Public Sharing Websites in building Patron Initiated Public Library Repositories, 42(4) PRESERVATION, DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY & CULTURE, at 174, November, 2013 (Vol. 42, No. 3, pp. 174–198). ISSN (Online) 2195-2965, ISSN (Print) 2195-2957, DOI: 10.1515/pdtc-2013-0028.