The Library's Legal Answer Book
Every librarian who wants to make wise policy decisions and protect the organization from legal challenges can now consult the library legal team of Minow and Lipinskil Libraries are in the thick of legal issues as new technologies add layers of complexity to everyday work in the library. How do you know what's legal? What can you do to identify and address issues before they turn into bona fide legal matters? Where do you turn for help? In this comprehensive and authoritative, yet easy-to-understand Q & A customized for librarians, you'll find expert guidance on complex issues. With coverage of all the issues of the day - filters, fair use, copyright, Web publishing and Internet use, software sharing, ADA compliance, free speech, privacy, access, and employment and liability issues - you will have a librarian's J.D. in short order! This timely and practical desktop tool: Focuses on quick and reader-friendly answers to common legal questions; Provides examples of legal challenges faced in libraries; Includes precedents and case citations to conduct additional research; Supports libraries in their commitment to access without liability; With detailed and ready-to-apply answers to
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We offer a grounding in federal copyright law and the tapestry of library privacy laws that are enacted at the state level . We look at issues of direct interest to librarians as professionals , such as liability for dispensing wrong ...
Second , and more important , both the federal government and state governments have passed statutes that limit their common law immunity to allow the public to file suit . " Tort Claims Acts " Limit Governmental Immunity The Federal ...
Immunity for Discretionary Functions Both the Federal Tort Claims Act and the state tort claims acts allow for a great deal of governmental immunity , particularly under the " discretionary functions " exception . The federal act bars a ...
For example , federal constitutional claims for free speech violations or racial discrimination are not given immunity under the Federal Tort Claims Act . The act also excludes workers ' compensation and other claims .
Other Statutory Immunity Federal and state laws offer specific immunity to specified governmental parties under certain circumstances . Here are two examples especially relevant to libraries . Volunteer Protection Act Federal law offers ...
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