Monday, November 27, 2006

PATRIOT Act readings for Dec. 3

Here are the readings and websites to study for group 3's presentation on the PATRIOT Act. There are three listed, but don't worry: The first one is very short. In these readings, we seek to present both the pro-Patriot Act view and the more critical view. Also, we have included section 215 of the act, which is the section most salient to future librarians and information professionals.

http://www.patriotdebates.com/act-section-215
This shows Section 215 and sub-sections 501 and 502 of the Patriot Act. These are of interest to library and information professionals because they affect patron privacy and FBI access to library records. Remember: you only need to read sections 215, 501, and 502.

www.shush.ws
This calls itself "A Website for the Conservative Librarian." If you click on "Other Reads," you will find two articles that are especially relevant to our discussion under the heading, "Patriot Act," fittingly enough. No need to read both of the articles--just pick one that interests you most. There are also linked blogs and forums you could check out.

http://www.ala.org/ala/oif/ifissues/usapatriotactlibrary.htm
This is the ALA's response to the PATRIOT Act. Please peruse the site and check out any of the links you find most interesting.

We're looking forward to a lively discussion on Monday! See you all then.

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