Library and Information Science
“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.
Schwoebel, Kristina and Ross, Eve
"What Gets Libraries Sued: Measuring Librarian Fears Against Statistical Realities,"
South Carolina Libraries: Vol. 4:
1, Article 12.
Available at: https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/scl_journal/vol4/iss1/12
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?