|San Jose State University||LIBR 220-01 Libraries and the Law|
|School of Library & Information Science||Mary Minow|
This course focuses on Libraries and the
Law. Key legal issues facing the library profession today will be
explored including censorship, copyright, accessibility and library
governance. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of
legal search tools, both traditional and emerging.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
40 percent Class assignments,
including 5 graded assignments plus various credit/no credit assignments
20 percent Class participation including legal research exercises
40 percent FINAL EXAMINATION
Mondays 10:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. August 31 - December 7, 1998
no class on September 7, Labor Day
If you need course adaptations or accommodations
because of a disability, please let me know.
Alternatively, please let the school administration know.
Aug. 31 Introduction to the
Course, the Law, and Legal Research
11:00 Guest: Robert B. Harmon tour of legal materials at the Clark Library. Meet at Clark Libary
Assignment: Locate and read a case concerning Libraries and the Courts. Write a summary and your opinion about the outcome 3-5 pp.
Sept. 7 No Class: LABOR DAY
Sept. 14 Libraries and The Courts
Court Cases including Filters, Meeting rooms. Is a public library's policy to install filters on the Internet terminals constitutional?
Assignment: Track your bill. Identify the key legislators that should be contacted. Write a thoughtful letter to your legislator concerning the bill 1-2 pp. Credit/No Credit
Sept. 28 Libraries and Legal Access by
Patrons with Disabilities
Assignment: Make recommendations to library concerning ADA issues-- details given in class
Oct. 5 Field Trip to Stanford Law Library/ Law Librarians As Catalysts: Changing the Legal Environment
Meet at Stanford Law Library --
Secondary and Specialized Legal Sources
Assignment: Use legal encyclopedias and other
secondary sources to find out how the ADA applies to public and private
libraries. Find ADA regulations that apply to libraries.
Oct. 12 Class IS HELD even though it is COLUMBUS DAY -- Public Records
Assignment: Write about the public records you saw in today's
demonstration. What information do you think should be available?
Assignment: Apply for Copyright/Trademark for your own creative work. Optional: Send in to PTO with fees.
Oct. 19 Libraries and Intellectual Property
Guest: Dave Hall, Intellectual Property Specialist
"Searching Dialog for Intellectual Property"
Oct. 26 Libraries and Intellectual Property: Copyright
Nov. 9 Libraries and Governance
Guests: Jane Light, Director of San Jose Public
Library and Jim Schmidt, Director of San Jose State University Library
Governance of Joint Library San Jose Public Library and San Jose State University Library
Linda Crowe, System Director, BALIS, PLS, SVCLS
Nov. 16 Governance, Employment and Current Events (CLA is in Oakland Nov 14-16)
privatization, local government, newsworthy
Nov. 23 Libraries and Privacy, Confidentiality, and Parental Rights
Guests: Lynn Green, Director of
Administration and Sarah Montes, Reference Librarian, Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel,
"Law Firm Administration and Law Library Marketing"
Dec. 7 EXAM
|San Jose State University||LIBR 220-01 LAW|
|School of Library & Information Science||Mary Minow, http://www.librarylaw.com/|