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Disciplines

Library and Information Science

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Abstract

“We can’t do that, we’ll get sued.” How do libraries balance the benefits of a course of action with legal risks? Our project attempts to explore this by obtaining librarian feedback via a survey, evaluating existing literature, and compiling legal cases.

Poster - What Gets Libraries Sued - 40x44.pptx (1954 kB)
What gets libraries sued poster

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In which type of library do you work?

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Which best describes your current library location?

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Has fear of a lawsuit kept you/your library from implementing a change, stopping a service, or creating a new service?

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Has there been a lawsuit(s) filed in court against the library where you currently work, during the time you have worked there?

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Only answer this question if you answered "Yes" to the previous question: Thinking of the most significant lawsuit filed in court against your library, if there was more than one, how significant was the lawsuit?

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Has a librarian whom you know personally told you about a lawsuit(s) against the library where they were working at the time of the lawsuit?

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Only answer this question if you answered 'Yes' to the previous question: Thinking of the most significant lawsuit filed in court against another library where you personally knew a librarian, if there was more than one, how significant was the lawsuit?

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