Privacy and Confidentiality Issues

Privacy and Confidentiality Issues

A Guide for Libraries and Their Lawyers

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Chmara is a Washington, D.C.-based trial and appellate litigator specializing in matters involving advertising, antitrust, administrative, constitution, and First Amendment issues; she has represented the American Library Assn., the Freedom to Read Foundation, and the American Booksellers Assn. on free speech issues. In this concise text, she explores the various issues connected with requests for patron circulation records or library use records and the First Amendment rights at stake when libraries are asked to produce those records. The author also discusses these issues with respect to both circulation records and Internet use records, analyzes the role of the library as employer with respect to hostile work environment issues and the confidentiality issues arising in that area, and provides practical advice to librarians and their lawyers in drafting privacy and confidentiality policies to provide the maximum First Amendment protection for library patrons. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2009
ISBN: 9780838909706
Branch Call Number: REF 344.7309 CHMAR
Characteristics: iii, 98 pages ; 23 cm


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