Thursday, September 13, 2012

Online class - Exploring Access and Privacy Legal Issues for Archivists, Librarians, and Information Professionals

Upcoming online course at the SOIS Professional Development Institute : Exploring Access and Privacy Legal Issues for Archivists, Librarians, and Information Professionals September 24 - November 2 *Description*: Instructor Menzi Behrnd-Klodt will provide an in-depth course to access and privacy legal issues encountered by today's archivists, librarians, and curators. Taught by an archivist and attorney with extensive experience in both fields, the course will examine some of the most perplexing and vexing issues for archivists today -- how to balance and provide open access with preserving personal privacy, including the privacy of unknowing third parties represented in archival collections. Through a variety of readings, participants will be explore these challenging issues, share their own experiences and then address some of these issues through case studies. This course will provide useful information to new and experienced professionals in public and private archives, libraries, special collections, and museums. */Menzi L Behrnd-Klodt/* Menzi is an archivist, attorney, and consultant, currently serving as consultant, Klodt and Associates, general counsel of Xyte, Inc., and counsel with American Girl. Menzi has extensive experience both in archives and the law. Her legal practice focuses on intellectual property, contracts, and licensing and her archival experience focuses on corporate, business, and organizational archives, as well as cultural and personal papers and records. Menzi has worked as an archivist at Wisconsin Historical Society, CUNA Mutual Insurance Group, and Circus World Museum, and as a consultant to museums, cultural centers, schools, and agencies in Hawaii. She is vice president of the Midwest Archives Conference and frequently speaks and teaches at meetings and workshops of Society of American Archivists and other professional groups on legal issues for archivists. Menzi co-edited, with Peter J. Wosh, Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records (2005), and Navigating Legal Issues in Archives (2008), both published by the Society of American Archivists.