ERIC Number: ED318475
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
FBI Counterintelligence Visits to Libraries. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights of the Committee on the Judiciary. House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, Second Session, June 20 and July 13, 1988.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Judiciary.
Focusing on the Library Awareness Program, these two congressional hearings scrutinize the efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to collect counterintelligence data from librarians regarding their patrons. Two examples of proposed legislation to address the question of intellectual privacy and confidentiality are included. Testimony and prepared statements are featured from the following witnesses: (1) Duane Webster, Association of Research Libraries; (2) C. James Schmidt, American Library Association; (3) David Bender, Special Libraries Association; (4) Paula Kaufman, Columbia University; (5) Herbert N. Foerstel, University of Maryland; (6) Judith Krug, American Library Association; and (7) James H. Geer, FBI. Additional materials include the transcript of a National Commission on Libraries and Information Science meeting containing the remarks of Thomas DuHadway, FBI; an FBI document "The KGB and the Library Target"; FBI documents released under the Freedom of Information Act; 11 letters to the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights; various correspondence from librarians and library associations; the text of H.R. 4947 and S. 2361, "Video and Library Privacy Protection Act of 1988"; and information on Soviet access to the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). (SD)
Descriptors: Ethics, Hearings, Intellectual Freedom, Librarians, Library Associations, Library Circulation, Library Role, National Security, Privacy, Public Agencies, Public Libraries, Research Libraries, Role Conflict, Special Libraries
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Judiciary.