Head of Cataloging
Central Washington University Brooks Library
*Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way
through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion
that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your
- - Isaac Asimov
>>> On 10/26/10 at 8:32 AM, "Schweitzberger, Kathleen A."
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I have been following this discussion and was ready to write when
> Amelung (our NACO trainer by the way) responded with most of what I
> to write. But now I have to respond to Daniel's comment here. If
> such great potential, then maybe the university should tell the
> students to not include birth information (dates or cities) and any
> maiden/former names. Maybe we should discontinue having the vita as
> the t/d.
I agree with Kathleen, the university level is where such a policy
change, if there were to be one, would take place; it's where the
lawyers reside. Again, though, I want to emphasize that "great
potential" isn't the issue, nor is it that of preventing absolutely ID
theft. My concern, which isn't keeping me awake at nights, is only to
fulfill our requirements (as an institution) to not be the ones who
expose our students to risk and to demonstrate, perhaps even lead, in
educating them to the risk potential.
> I remember about ten years ago when I called about something in a
> the higher-ups, just waved me off. I think they considered me the
> librarian who is more anal than everyone else on campus.
Hey, I've experienced that, too! (Perhaps even a little in the list
discussion of this topic.)