University Library Committee Minutes
June 24, 2004
Present: J. Langlois, C. Roney, J. Rothchild, C. Schochet, D. Magidson, Chair;
B. Lessin, L. Sutton, S. Yee, staff; R. Schochet, guest.
- The minutes of the March 23, 2004 were approved as distributed.
- Rivka Schochet of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone led the Committee
in planning for the upcoming program on the USA PATRIOT ACT. The Provost and
Board of Governors endorse the idea of an educational program on this topic.
The goal is to sponsor a balanced presentation of the issues. Confirmed speakers
are Jeffrey Collins, U.S. Attorney, and Kary Moss, Executive Director of the
ACLU of Michigan. Robert Sedler, Law School faculty member, is also willing
to speak as his schedule permits. Marc Kruman, Director of the Center for
the Study of Citizenship, has indicated a willingness to co-sponsor the program.
The focus of the program will be on the academic aspects of the topic, i.e.
privacy and intellectual freedom concerns of libraries, as well as immigration
issues affecting students, rather than on criminal issues. A possible agenda
USA PATRIOT ACT and the Academy
September 28, 2004
Bernath Auditorium, David Adamany Undergraduate Library
Overview (Rivka Schochet)
Break (coffee in atrium)
Panel Questions and Answers (Saul Green, moderator)
Audience Questions and Answers (Saul Green, moderator)
Reception in Community Room
Dean Yee will call together a planning group consisting of R. Schochet, Lou
Lessem from General Counsel and a representative from the Office of International
Students and Students to finalize the program by early August.
- The next meeting of the University Library Committee will be called as needed.