The authors, who both possess law degrees, bring their considerable expertise and library experience to bear in this troubleshooting legal guide for librarians and attorneys. Containing answers to more than 600 legal questions, the work tackles topics and concerns as diverse as copyright, Web page design, filters and other restrictions on Internet access, privacy, library spaces as "public forums," professional liability, ADA compliance, library employment, and lobbying by nonprofit organizations, foundations, associations, and others. The information is consistently clear, accessible, and well supported by notes at the end of each chapter. An index and the occasional case study enhance the guide's usability and thoroughness. A much-needed resource to help librarians maneuver the labyrinth of legal challenges facing them today. Highly recommended for all libraries. RBBCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
About the Author
Mary Minow, a librarian who went to law school, is a consultant with LibraryLaw.com, a Website devoted to legal issues in libraries. She has worked as an attorney, public library branch manager, and online database consultant. She served as adjunct professor of library law at San Jose State University's School of Library and Information Science. She is a regular contributor to California Libraries, conducts workshops on legal issues for librarians, and is past president of the California Association of Library Trustees and Commissioners. Minow earned a master's degree in library science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a Doctorate in Jurisprudence from Stanford University. Tomas A. Lipinski, an attorney who went to library school, is assistant professor and co-director of the Center for Information Policy Research in the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Having worked in private, public, and nonprofit sectors, he writes about issues of intellectual property in education and copyright in schools, libraries, and other information settings. He currently researches, teaches, publishes, and speaks on issues relating to information and internet law and policy. Lipinski earned his J.D. from Marquette University, a master's degree in law from the John Marshall Law School, and a doctorate in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.