Librarians vs. Government Spies

Librarians are protectors of your freedom to read. We help you find whatever information you are looking for and we don’t think it’s anyone’s business but your own when it comes to what you read. In fact, this premise is the third principle in the ALA Code of Ethics. In 2001, the USA Patriot Act brought this issue to the forefront. In 2013, with the actions of Edward Snowden, we saw that this issue is still in the forefront of the issues that librarians are dealing with. This article provides an overview of the issue.