GODORT OF MICHIGAN NEWS
SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2002

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  1. Godort of Michigan Meeting Announcement
  2. Another Meeting of Possible Interest

(1) “ALL [DOCUMENTS] IS LOCAL”

Shawn Nicholson has been hard at work putting together a fall program for Thursday, November 7. It will held at the Livonia Civic Center Library and will feature the theme "ALL [DOCOMENTS] IS LOCAL".

Featured speakers will include:

Registration will start and light refreshments will be available at 9 a.m. The program should start at 9:30 and last to around 12:30. A Godort of Michigan business meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m. for those who wish to stay (or come back). Lunch is on your own

Registration costs $10 ($5 for students), but includes morning and afternoon refreshments. Send payment and registration information to Debbie Gallagher, Godort of Michigan Treasurer, 2713 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2427. Be sure to include your name, organization, and e-mail address.

So keep November 7th free on your calendar so you can attend!

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(2) Safeguarding Our Patrons

Michigan State University Libraries
December 11, 2002, North Conference Room
12:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST
ARL is pleased to join the American Association of Law Libraries, American Library Association, the Medical Library Association, and the Special Libraries Association in sponsoring a satellite teleconference:

"SAFEGUARDING OUR PATRONS' PRIVACY:
What Every Librarian Needs to Know About the USA PATRIOT Act
& Related Anti-Terrorism Measures."

This teleconference will provide libraries and their governing institutions with an analysis of the implications of the recent anti-terrorism measures, including the USA PATRIOT Act, the Attorney General's Guidelines expanding the investigative powers of the FBI, and the Homeland Security Act. Panelists will address the key legal issues and policy implications for libraries as well as the impact of legislative and regulatory proposals on the privacy and First Amendment rights of library users. Panelists will also identify steps that institutions need to take to comply with proper search warrants, subpoenas, and wiretap requests from law enforcement.

Panelists will include:

  • Tracy Mitrano, Policy Advisor, Director of Computer Law and Policy, Office of the Vice President for Information Technology, Cornell University
  • James Neal, Vice President and University Librarian, Columbia University Libraries
  • Gary Strong, Director, Queens Borough Public Library
  • Peter Swire, Professor of Law, Ohio State University

    To register and ask for parking information, contact Jon Harrison, Red Tape Editor, via e-mail (harris23@msu.edu).

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