Alabama Library Challenges (Arab City Schools )

Chris Peterson filed this request with the Arab City Schools of Arab, AL .
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From: Chris Peterson


To Whom It May Concern:

We are a team of academic researchers studying information access and availability in public schools and libraries. We are contacting you as part of a national effort to help us better understand the scope and substance of the various challenges which arise in the course of administering a public library system or public school system.

Under Alabama's Public Records Law, we are requesting copies of the following public records:

-any complaints, requests, and/or challenges for removal, reclassification, and/or reconsideration of publications including books, magazines, movies, music, and/or other media, along with any associated records, petitions, and/or correspondence since January 1, 2003

-any current collection or curriculum development policy or policies governing your institution(s)

-any records related to Internet filtering, including but not limited to:

-any current acceptable use policies, web publishing policies, or equivalents

-any current contracts with Internet filtering services and/or providers

-any current categories of content which your provider offers to block, along with which categories your library or libraries currently block

-any modifications to the standard configuration of your filter, including lists of sites, services, URLs, keywords, or other identifiers which have been specifically configured as forbidden or allowed (i.e. "blacklists/whitelists")

We will use these records in our research. Please note that we are not asking for registration, circulation, or other private records protected by state law, and you should feel free to redact personally identifiable information from the records you send us, at your discretion.

You may respond to this request by sending electronic documents (e.g. emails, screen captures, spreadsheets, etc) or high-quality scanned PDFs to this inbox. If you cannot respond by email, please fax copies to 206-984-9551, with “MIA” written clearly at the top of the first page. If you do not have any documents responsive to our request, or if you have questions about how to respond, then you may email us at this inbox. In order to assist you in responding to our request, we have also posted guidelines and examples at http://mappinginfoaccess.org.

We understand that there may be fees associated with responding to our request. We ask that you waive any such fees in light of our project’s character, which is non-commercial, academic, open, and firmly in the public interest. If you are unable to waive fees, and if they are in excess of $20, please contact us with an estimate of fees before responding.

Thank you in advance for helping us better understand the important work that you do. If you have any questions about our request or our project, please email us at: team [at] mappinginfoaccess [dot] org.

Sincerely,

Emily Knox
Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Library & Information Science
University of Illinois

Shannon M. Oltmann
Assistant Professor
School of Library & Information Science
University of Kentucky

Chris Peterson
Researcher
Center for Civic Media, Media Lab
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Patrick Crowder

Attached you will find requested information from the Arab City School
District relative to technology/library policies and contracts. As a
school district, we have not had any complaints, requests, and/or
challenges to any publications, books, or media used within our school
district.

Respectfully,
Patrick Crowder

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Michael Fowlkes <mfowlkes@arabcityschools.org>
Date: Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 11:34 AM
Subject: Re: RE: Freedom of Information Request: Alabama Library Challenges
(Arab City Schools )
To: Patrick Crowder <pcrowder@arabcityschools.org>

See all the attached PDF's.

*Michael Fowlkes*
Technology Coordinator
Arab City Schools
PH: 256.931.9321
Follow me on Twitter <http://twitter.com/arabcitytc>! @arabcitytc

On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 9:44 AM, Patrick Crowder <
pcrowder@arabcityschools.org> wrote:

>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: John Mullins <jmullins@arabcityschools.org>
> Date: Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 6:12 AM
> Subject: Fwd: RE: Freedom of Information Request: Alabama Library
> Challenges (Arab City Schools )
> To: Patrick Crowder <pcrowder@arabcityschools.org>
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: "Chris Peterson" <requests@muckrock.com>
> Date: Jun 11, 2014 3:00 AM
> Subject: RE: Freedom of Information Request: Alabama Library Challenges
> (Arab City Schools )
> To: <jmullins@arabcityschools.org>
> Cc:
>
>
> June 11, 2014
> Arab City Schools
> Arab City Schools
> 750 Arabian Dr Ne
> Arab, AL 35016
>
> This is a follow up to a previous request:
>
>
>
> To Whom It May Concern:
>
> I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
> copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me know
> when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
> needed.
>
> Thank you for your help.
>
>
> ---
>
> On May 27, 2014:
>
> To Whom It May Concern:
>
> I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
> copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me know
> when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
> needed.
>
> Thank you for your help.
>
>
> ---
>
> On May 12, 2014:
>
> To Whom It May Concern:
>
> I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
> copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me know
> when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
> needed.
>
> Thank you for your help.
>
>
> ---
>
> On April 25, 2014:
>
> To Whom It May Concern:
>
> I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
> copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me know
> when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
> needed.
>
> Thank you for your help.
>
>
> ---
>
> On April 10, 2014:
>
> To Whom It May Concern:
>
> I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
> copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me know
> when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
> needed.
>
> Thank you for your help.
>
>
> ---
>
> On March 26, 2014:
>
> To Whom It May Concern:
>
> I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
> copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me know
> when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
> needed.
>
> Thank you for your help.
>
>
> ---
>
> On March 11, 2014:
>
> To Whom It May Concern:
>
> I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
> copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me know
> when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
> needed.
>
> Thank you for your help.
>
>
> ---
>
> On Jan. 20, 2014:
>
>
> To Whom It May Concern:
>
>
> We are a team of academic researchers studying information access and
> availability in public schools and libraries. We are contacting you as part
> of a national effort to help us better understand the scope and substance
> of the various challenges which arise in the course of administering a
> public library system or public school system.
>
>
> Under Alabama's Public Records Law, we are requesting copies of the
> following public records:
>
>
> -any complaints, requests, and/or challenges for removal,
> reclassification, and/or reconsideration of publications including books,
> magazines, movies, music, and/or other media, along with any associated
> records, petitions, and/or correspondence since January 1, 2003
>
> -any current collection or curriculum development policy or policies
> governing your institution(s)
>
> -any records related to Internet filtering, including but not limited to:
>
> -any current acceptable use policies, web publishing policies, or
> equivalents
>
> -any current contracts with Internet filtering services and/or
> providers
>
> -any current categories of content which your provider offers to
> block, along with which categories your library or libraries currently block
>
> -any modifications to the standard configuration of your filter,
> including lists of sites, services, URLs, keywords, or other identifiers
> which have been specifically configured as forbidden or allowed (i.e.
> "blacklists/whitelists")
>
>
> We will use these records in our research. Please note that we are not
> asking for registration, circulation, or other private records protected by
> state law, and you should feel free to redact personally identifiable
> information from the records you send us, at your discretion.
>
>
> You may respond to this request by sending electronic documents (e.g.
> emails, screen captures, spreadsheets, etc) or high-quality scanned PDFs
> to this inbox. If you cannot respond by email, please fax copies to
> 206-984-9551, with “MIA” written clearly at the top of the first page. If
> you do not have any documents responsive to our request, or if you have
> questions about how to respond, then you may email us at this inbox. In
> order to assist you in responding to our request, we have also posted
> guidelines and examples at http://mappinginfoaccess.org.
>
> We understand that there may be fees associated with responding to our
> request. We ask that you waive any such fees in light of our project’s
> character, which is non-commercial, academic, open, and firmly in the
> public interest. If you are unable to waive fees, and if they are in excess
> of $20, please contact us with an estimate of fees before responding.
>
>
> Thank you in advance for helping us better understand the important work
> that you do. If you have any questions about our request or our project,
> please email us at: team [at] mappinginfoaccess [dot] org.
>
>
> Sincerely,
>
>
> Emily Knox
> Assistant Professor
> Graduate School of Library & Information Science
> University of Illinois
>
>
> Shannon M. Oltmann
> Assistant Professor
> School of Library & Information Science
> University of Kentucky
>
> Chris Peterson
> Researcher
> Center for Civic Media, Media Lab
> Massachusetts Institute of Technology
>
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