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-organizing for LaborTech 2008 conference+[http://labortech.net LaborTech '08] conference<br />
 +*sunday December 7, 2008, 2:15 - 3:45pm
 +*Presenters:
 +** Eli Edwards
 +** James Jacobs, [http://radicalreference.info radical reference]
 +** Shannon Sheppard, [http://www.holtlaborlibrary.org/ Holt Labor Library]
-**sunday December 7, 2008, 1:45 - 3pm 
Working title: '''Information tools for the labor movement: libraries, privacy, & free resources''' Working title: '''Information tools for the labor movement: libraries, privacy, & free resources'''
 +* '''libraries and privacy ( Eli 20min)'''
 +**Libraries, Social Networking and Privacy
 +***What is Privacy? “THE RIGHT TO BE LEFT ALONE” - Louis Brandeis
 +**From the Outside in: Who Can Gain Access to Your Records
 +***Law Enforcement
 +****Wiretapping - Phones, Cell Phones, Internet
 +**** [http://www.eff.org/issues/calea Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA)]
 +****[http://www.aclu.org/safefree/resources/17343res20031114.html Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act]
 +***Employers
 +****[http://www.privacyrights.org/fs/fs7-work.htm Fact Sheet on Workplace Privacy]
 +****[http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080620-x-rated-sms-case-gives-employees-some-privacy-guarantees.html Good News Out of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals]
 +****The Other Side of the Pendulum:
 +*****The Supreme Court and the Third Circuit afford the speech of public employees -- like public school teachers -- First Amendment protection if their speech relates to matters of public concern: So long as employees are speaking as citizens about matters of public concern, they must face only those speech restrictions that are necessary for their employers to operate efficiently and effectively. Garcetti v. Ceballos, 547 U.S. 410, 411 (2006)
 +**From the Inside Out: Who Can See What You Post Online
 +**Threshold Issues:
 +***Who Sees Your Information
 +***Who Controls your Information
 +***Are the Answers to the Questions Above Good Enough?
 +****Two Stories about MySpace:
 +*****[http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/11/lori-drew-pla-5.html The Lori Drew Case]
 +*****[http://voices.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2008/12/court_rules_against_teacher_in.html?nav=rss_blog The Stacey Snyder Case]
 +**What You Can Do
 +***Keep in Mind How Sticky and Easy to Find Your Info May Be
 +***Use Privacy Controls When Practical
 +****Always Easier to Make Private Info Public than to Make Public Info Private
 +***When Possible, Pick Social Networking Apps That Support Your Privacy
 +***Ask For More/Better Privacy Filters and Features on the Platforms You Do Use
-* libraries and privacy (20min)+ 
-*ndependent libraries and services: (20min)+* '''Independent libraries and collaborative services: (James and Shannon 20min)'''
-**radical reference (librarians working collaboratively)+** [http://radicalreference.info radical reference]: librarians working collectively and collaboratively
-**[[Holt Labor Library]]+*** Background/history of radical reference
-**RockPaperScissors zine library+*** radical reference as an open-source organization
- +*** successes and challenges of a virtual community
-*resources of interest (15min)+*** Background articles on Radical Reference
-**local resources+**** [http://freegovinfo.info/files/freegovinfo.info/rrinfooutlook.pdf "Radical Reference: taking information to the street." (PDF)]
-**talk about commodification a little+**** [http://freegovinfo.info/files/freegovinfo.info/digitalletters_issue7.pdf "Radical Reference: an open-source organization." (PDF)]
-**free labor portals+**** [http://radicalreference.info/documents/Library%20Service%20to%20Labor%20Unions%20%20.pdf Library Service to Labor Unions] (article from 1948)
-**free data and statistics: +** [http://holtlaborlibrary.org Holt Labor Library]: Shannon Sheppard. [http://www.slideshare.net/HoltLaborLibrary/labor-tech-2008-pt1-presentation Presentation part 1]
-***[http://freegovinfo.info/find_government_information Free government information]+** [http://radicalreference.info/altlibraries List of Alternative libraries]
-***[http://radicalreference.info/readyref Radical Reference Resources]+ 
 + 
 +* '''resources of interest (James, Shannon and Eli 20min)'''
 +** Public libraries!! [http://worldcat.org WorldCat]
 +** [http://radicalreference.info Radical reference research help]
 +** [http://radicalreference.info/readyref Radical Reference Resources]
 +** [[Free Labor Portals & Local Resources]]: Shannon Sheppard. [http://www.slideshare.net/HoltLaborLibrary/labor-tech-2008-pt2-presentation]
 +** [http://archive.org Internet Archive]
 +** [http://freegovinfo.info/find_government_information Where to find government information]
 +** [http://www.fedstats.gov/ FedStats]
 +** [http://laborsta.ilo.org/ Laborsta: Labor statistics from International Labor Organization (ILO)]
 +** [http://data.un.org UNdata]
 +** [http://www.opencongress.org/ Open Congress - track bills, votes, congress critters]
 +** [http://www.everyblock.com/ Every Block - media, demographic and governmental data at the local level, block by block]
 +** [http://www.laborradio.org/ Workers Independent News]
 +** [http://mediafreedom.pnn.com/5174-independent-news-sources Personal News Network (PNN)] (from [http://www.projectcensored.org/ ProjectCensored])
 +** [http://theuptake.com/ The Uptake]
 + 
 +* '''Ideas to explore:'''
 + 
 +These are common memes that librarians deal with and we'd be happy to discuss if people are interested. We will not necessarily hit on every issue listed here.
 +* Commodification of information
 +* Googlization of everything (yes that's the name of a [http://www.googlizationofeverything.com/ blog & book-in-progress by Siva Vaidhyanathan]
 +* [http://creativecommons.org Creative commons], [http://questioncopyright.org copyright] and "intellectual property" on the internet
 +* Privacy on the internet (Here's a hint: make sure you use [http://www.scroogle.org/cgi-bin/scraper.htm scroogle INSTEAD of google] for anonymous Web search, and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor_(anonymity_network) Tor] for anonymous surfing!)

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LaborTech '08 conference


Working title: Information tools for the labor movement: libraries, privacy, & free resources

  • libraries and privacy ( Eli 20min)
    • Libraries, Social Networking and Privacy
      • What is Privacy? “THE RIGHT TO BE LEFT ALONE” - Louis Brandeis
    • From the Outside in: Who Can Gain Access to Your Records
    • From the Inside Out: Who Can See What You Post Online
    • Threshold Issues:
    • What You Can Do
      • Keep in Mind How Sticky and Easy to Find Your Info May Be
      • Use Privacy Controls When Practical
        • Always Easier to Make Private Info Public than to Make Public Info Private
      • When Possible, Pick Social Networking Apps That Support Your Privacy
      • Ask For More/Better Privacy Filters and Features on the Platforms You Do Use



  • Ideas to explore:

These are common memes that librarians deal with and we'd be happy to discuss if people are interested. We will not necessarily hit on every issue listed here.