Alabama Library Challenges (Limestone County Schools )

Chris Peterson filed this request with the Limestone County Schools of Athens, 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: Tom Sisk

I have been informed that a reply was sent some time back. We have
referred to legal council to confirm our status as a system. You can
expect no further action on my part.


E-MAIL CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE The contents of this e-mail message and
any attachments are intended solely for the addressee(s) and may contain
confidential and/or legally privileged information. If you are not the
intended recipient of this message or if this message has been addressed
to you in error, please immediately alert the sender by reply e-mail and
then delete this message and any attachments. If you are not the
intended recipient, you are notified that any use, dissemination,
distribution, copying, or storage of this message or any attachment is
strictly prohibited. >>> Chris Peterson <requests@muckrock.com>
4/10/2014 4:00 AM >>>

From: MuckRock

Hello,

Thank you for your response. We have not received any response from your staff or legal team. Could you please provide appropriate contact information for direct follow up?

Thank you!

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: Zebbra Green

You may find board policies for LImestone County Schools at the
following website:
www.lcsk12.org

>>> Chris Peterson <requests@muckrock.com> 6/9/2014 9:24 AM
>>>

June 9, 2014
Limestone County Schools
Limestone County Schools
300 S Jefferson St
Athens, AL 35611

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 23, 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 8, 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 23, 2014:

Hello,

Thank you for your response. We have not received any response from
your staff or legal team. Could you please provide appropriate contact
information for direct follow up?

Thank you!

---

On April 11, 2014:

I have been informed that a reply was sent some time back. We have
referred to legal council to confirm our status as a system. You can
expect no further action on my part.

E-MAIL CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE The contents of this e-mail message and
any attachments are intended solely for the addressee(s) and may
contain
confidential and/or legally privileged information. If you are not the
intended recipient of this message or if this message has been
addressed
to you in error, please immediately alert the sender by reply e-mail
and
then delete this message and any attachments. If you are not the
intended recipient, you are notified that any use, dissemination,
distribution, copying, or storage of this message or any attachment is
strictly prohibited. >>> Chris Peterson
<requests@muckrock.com>
4/10/2014 4:00 AM >>>

---

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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E-MAIL CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE The contents of this e-mail message and
any attachments are intended solely for the addressee(s) and may contain
confidential and/or legally privileged information. If you are not the
intended recipient of this message or if this message has been addressed
to you in error, please immediately alert the sender by reply e-mail and
then delete this message and any attachments. If you are not the
intended recipient, you are notified that any use, dissemination,
distribution, copying, or storage of this message or any attachment is
strictly prohibited.

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