Library Law Spotlight: Library Privacy Act Amendments, Pt. 1

01/27/2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET

Admission

  • Free

Location

Webinar link will be emailed to registered attendees the day before the webinar.

Summary

Amendments to the Library Privacy Act and how they will affect certain library policies.

Description

Recent amendments to the Library Privacy Act have the potential to affect how libraries report crime, interact with law enforcement, interact with each other and to underscore the seriousness of maintaining patron privacy. This session will go through the new amendments and discuss how they may affect existing library practices. This is the first of a two-part series. A follow-up webinar, hosted by MLA in March, will feature additional information.

Participants in this session will be able to:
1) Identify the changes to the Library Privacy Act
2) Understand how to apply these changes to existing policies.
3) Explain the importance of the privacy act to relevant staff, boards, and volunteers.

Instructors: Clare D. Membiela, Library Law Consultant, Library of Michigan - Debbie Mikula, Executive Director of the Michigan Library Association (MLA) - Anne Seurynck, Attorney at Foster Swift Collins and Smith

 

The webinar link will be emailed to registered participants the day before the webinar.