Janice T. Pilch is Copyright and Licensing Librarian and Assistant Professor at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Since 2001 she has researched and published on U.S. and international copyright issues. From 2007-2011 she served as an international copyright advocate for the Library Copyright Alliance, a coalition of three major U.S. library organizations—American Library Association (ALA), Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) — at the World Intellectual Property Organization and other international organizations, to promote fair and equitable access to information.
Janice was appointed Visiting Program Officer on International Copyright for the Association of Research Libraries for 2009-2010, is a member of the IFLA Committee on Copyright and Other Legal Matters, and chairs a permanent committee on copyright issues within the Association of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies. She has also served as chair of the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy Copyright Advisory Subcommittee.
Janice is a graduate of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, achieved Ph.D. candidacy in Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian Language and Literature at Brown University.