Wednesday, June 29, 2005

American Library Association (ALA) Announces Preliminary Findings of Study Measuring Law Enforcement Activity in Libraries

"American Library Association (ALA) Announces Preliminary Findings of Study Measuring Law Enforcement Activity in Libraries." American Library Association. 2005.
http://www.ala.org/ala/pressreleases2005/june2004abc/LawEnforcementStudy.htm (Accessed 29 Jun, 2005)

"The American Library Association (ALA) today released the findings of a comprehensive survey demonstrating the significant impact on the public of federal law enforcement activity in America's libraries. Based on the survey findings, ALA believes that public anxiety and librarian concern over law enforcement activity in libraries is justified. Survey results indicate a total of at least 137 legally executed requests by federal and state/local law enforcement in both academic and public libraries have taken place since October, 2001-63 legally executed requests for records in public libraries and 74 legally executed requests in academic libraries."