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  May 12, 2003

Coming to Campus

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A representative of the American Library Association will speak about "The Patriot Act and How it Affects the UConn Libraries" on Thursday, May 15. Claudette Tennant from the ALA office in Washington will speak from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the Class of Õ47 Room, Homer Babbidge Library.

The ALA has expressed concerns that the USA Patriot Act (Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism), which was passed in 2001 in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks and serves to broadly expand law enforcementÕs surveillance and investigative powers, undermines the constitutional right to privacy.

Tennant will discuss the impact of the Act on library users and ways libraries are responding. For further information about the ALA and the AssociationÕs resolutions on the Patriot Act, see: http://www. For more information about the May 15 event, contact