Topic: Librarianship / Copyright, Ethics, and Legal Issues

 
Privacy in the 21st Century
Issues for Public, School, and Academic Libraries
Helen R. Adams, Robert F. Bocher, Carol A. Gordon, Elizabeth Barry-Kessler
978-0-31306-870-6

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Privacy in the 21st Century

Issues for Public, School, and Academic Libraries

Helen R. Adams, Robert F. Bocher, Carol A. Gordon, Elizabeth Barry-Kessler Helen R. Adams, Robert F. Bocher, Carol A. Gordon, Elizabeth Barry-Kessler


June 2005

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Concentrating on privacy issues in public, school and academic libraries, this title pays particular attention to the effect of technology on personal privacy in these settings. In depth discussions of the laws effecting personal privacy and privacy in library settings will be explored.

Concentrating on privacy issues in public, school and academic libraries, this title pays particular attention to the effect of technology on personal privacy in these settings. In depth discussions of the laws effecting personal privacy and privacy in library settings will be explored. Recent laws enacted that impact individual privacy are discussed and explained. Special attention is given to the USA Patriot Act. Appendices with core privacy documents, sample privacy and confidentiality policies and outlines for privacy audits to be implemented in staff training situations in all types of libraries will add to the practicality of the book for individual librarians. It will be both a helpful handbook and a guide to encourage further study on these complex issues. Of particular interest is the impact of personal privacy on issues of accessibility to online databases and other online information in academic libraries.
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Foreword
Introduction
An Overview of Privacy in the U.S.
Privacy and Emerging Technologies
Privacy and Libraries in a Changing
Privacy Issues for Public Libraries
Privacy Issues in K-12 School Library Media Centers
Privacy Issues for Academic Libraries
Privacy Resources for Educators and Librarians
The Future of Privacy
Appendix I: Core ALA Documents Relating to Privacy in Libraries
Appendix II: Privacy Audit Documents
Appendix III: Privacy and Confidentiality Policies
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Reviews
"[V]aluable to any library currently reviewing its policies relating to privacy and confidentiality."—College & Research Libraries

"For those who need a single-volume compendium of ALA positions and documents regarding privacy/confidentiality, emerging technologies, and their impact on privacy/confidentiality concerns and issues now and in the future, this work meets that need."—Library Journal

"This book examines privacy protections under state and federal law, as well as threats to privacy from various federal surveillance programs, and privacy issues relating to Internet use. Separate chapters address the different library settings, and the appendices include sample privacy audits and privacy policies."—The Journal of Academic Librarianship

"These authors have done an excellent job of dealing with the issues for not only teacher-librarians, but for all school professionals. This book is required reading for an update on a very important issue."—Teacher Librarian

"Authors Helen R. Adams, Robert F. Bocher, Carol A. Gordon, and Elizabeth Barry-Kessler discuss recent laws--including the USA Patriot Act--that have had an impact on individual privacy, and explore specific issues for each type of library. They consider the future of privacy and include sample privacy and confidentiality policies."—American Libraries