RED , WHITE , & YOU : The Patriot Librarian in Today’s Information Environment
Friday, October 24, 2003, 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
Library Conference Room, Samford University, Birmingham, AL
Keynote Speaker Emily Sheketoff, Executive Director, ALA Washington Office, and Associate Executive Director, American Library Association will discuss the impact of the USA Patriot Act on today’s academic library and librarians and will report on lobbying efforts before Congress and the Executive Branch. In her capacity as manager of ALA’s Washington Office, Sheketoff not only directs lobbying but also works on initiatives important to the library community such as family literacy, public access to government information, first amendment protection, and intellectual property and copyright issues. She oversees the policy work done by the Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP), an office that promotes the development and utilization of electronic access to information as a means to ensure the public’s right to a free and open information society.
- Bills related to Public Reporting Requirements under the Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Act (50 USC 1801 et. seq.)
- Bills related to Section 215 Requiring Production of Any Tangible Thing (amended Sec 501 of Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Act [50 USC 1861])
- Bills related to Section 216 Modification of Authorities relating to Use of Pen Registers and Trap and Trace Devices (amends 18 USC 3121(c))
- Bills related to Section 505 Miscellaneous National Security Authorities (modified 18 USC 2709) National Security Letters
- Intelligence Legislation in the 108th Congress
- USA Patriot Act Issues for Campuses
- Draft University Resolution to Protect Civil Liberties
- ACLU Suggestions for Resolution Campaign
- ALA Office of Government Relations – 2003 Copyright Agenda
- Workshop Evaluation Results
Patty Pilkerton, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Three Reichs, You’re Out!
Moderator: Debbie Grimes, Shelton State Community College
Dr. Robert Burkhardt, Athens State University
Delores Carlito, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Marcia Boosinger, Auburn University Libraries
Scenario: Drawn from the column, “How Do You Manage?” (Library Journal, 06/01/99, vol.124, p81, by Robert R. Pankl et al), this situation features Bernard Schnappaul, a somewhat scary-looking student who is forbidden to access hate material online in a university library. Reactions will address the role of librarians in restricting access to offensive material; criticism of the campus librarian who reacted to the situation; and discussion of the legitimacy of Schnappauf’s research and the reaction of a nearby student who “peeked” at Schnappauf’s screen and complained to the librarian.
Decaf? Filtering in the Library?
Moderator: Kate Ragsdale, University of Alabama
Jean Thomason, Samford University
Brenda Turner, Faulkner University
Jane Keeton, Birmingham Public Library
Denise Oliver, Alabama State Department of Education
A panel discussion about filtering in academic, public, and school libraries. Speaking from experience, panelists focus on policies, procedures, and practical advice.