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Past Events

PNLA/WLA Conference in Victoria, B.C.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 6:00-6:30 Business Meeting Empress Lobby – Look for an IFIG sign All WLA members are welcome to attend.

The Library as Internet Service Provider: Policy and Law Thursday, August 12, 2010, 10:30-11:45

Over the past 20 years, Internet access at libraries has moved from being a rare frill to being a core component of library services. Along the way, libraries have struggled to develop policies that adapt to changing technology while adhering to traditional library principles of privacy and free access to information. Come learn how those principles are influenced and threatened by outside legal constraints. What are the latest rules on filtering? What information should (or must) libraries collect about patron usage of the Internet? Can libraries protect that information when faced with government requests, including subpoenas and national security letters? Note: Only United States law will be discussed.

Presented by: Doug Klunder, ACLU of Washington Sponsored by: WLA (IFIG) Track: Freedom and Access