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On March 29th the Nova Scotia Provincial Library will be hosting an
audio conference on "Libraries Post 9/11: Privacy and Security
Issues" with Nadia Caidi, an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of
Information Studies, University of Toronto.  From Canadian-housed
e-journal databases, to ILS providers located outside of Canada, and the
impacts of the USA Patriot Act on Canadians' personal information
(including their library records), there has been a growing awareness in
the library community about the impacts of legislation and practices
stemming from the September 11, 2001 (and subsequent) attacks. Find out
how Canadian public and academic libraries have reacted to these trends,
and what are the privacy and security issues that libraries and
librarians need to be cognizant of in a post 9/11 information

The Benefits:
- Get an update on Canadian (and foreign) legislation that has a
potential to impact the services, resources, operations and policies of
- Get a primer on information policy vocabulary and issues.
- Hear about the findings from in-depth interviews conducted with over
30 directors of the major public and academic libraries in Canada about
privacy and security issues.
- Develop strategies for your institution and learn about best

Who Should Participate?
Librarians, library staff, and all information professionals who are
interested in privacy and security issues, and the impacts of the
legislation on their practices.

Key Topics You Will Explore:
USA Patriot Act (US) and impacts for libraries
Lawful Access initiative (Canada)
Outsourcing and data confidentiality
Information policy and advocacy
Best practices

Method of Instruction - Audio conference with supporting handout.

Nadia Caidi
Nadia Caidi is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Information
Studies at the University of Toronto. Her primary research interests are
information policy and social/community informatics. One of her current
research projects is on "Framing 'Information' and 'Access' Post 9/11".
It has been awarded a three-year grant (2004-2007) from the Social
Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) in Canada.

Developed for the Education Institute by the Saskatchewan Library

Time: Wednesday, March 29th, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Place: Conference Room, Nova Scotia Provincial Library, 3770 Kempt
Road, Halifax
This session is free
Parking is available in front of the building.

Please respond to Carol Morris at [log in to unmask] or by phone at
424-2477 if you would like to attend this session.

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