Sept. 7 (Class 1) – Introductions.
Topics Covered: Intellectual Freedom, Constitutional law basics. More details.
Sept. 14 (Class 2) – First Amendment Case Studies
Topics Covered: First Amendment basics and case studies: obscenity, threats, defamation. More details.
Sept. 21 (Class 3) – Libraries as First Amendment Actors
Sept. 28 (Class 4) – First Amendment and …
- Turn in Material Challenge Scenario.
- Topics covered: More details.
Oct. 5 (Class 5) – Library Situations.
Topics covered: More details.
The political economy of information production.
Oct. 12 (Class 6) – Publishing.
- Turn in Material Challenge Response Portfolio.
- More detail.
Oct. 19 (Class 7) – Internet Access.
- Network neutrality. More detail.
Oct. 26 (Class 8) – Government Information.
- FOIA & Public Records Acts. More detail.
Nov. 2 (Class 9) – Privacy Intro.
- Introduction to Fourth Amendment & Constitutional Privacy. More detail.
Nov. 9 (Class 10) – Protections for Reading.
- Sectoral Privacy. Fair Information Practice Principles. Information Privacy in various contexts. More detail.
Nov. 16 (Class 11) – Mass Surveillance.
- The law of mass surveillance. More detail.
Nov. 23 – Thanksgiving break.
- Class Project: You know this isn’t really a break. It’s an opportunity for you to get caught up on your work. Speaking of, how’s your class project going?
Nov. 30 (Class 12) – Practical Privacy
- Protecting your own privacy, and what libraries can do. More detail.
Dec. 7 (Class 13)
- Evaluations, and student presentations.