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SLA|LLAW Meeting: Information Ethics & Wikileaks

Joint SLA / LLAW Meeting

Thursday, April 14, 2011
SWIG (Roasting Room)
217 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Information Ethics & WikiLeaks

This presentation will highlight the complex array of ethical issues related to the WikiLeaks phenomenon, including the interplay of core issues in information ethics such as openness, transparency, freedom from bias, intellectual freedom, as well as security, privacy, and professional responsibility. The ethical dilemma faced by librarians in the face of WikiLeaks will also be discussed.
Michael Zimmer, Ph.D is an assistant professor in the School of Information Studies at UW-Milwaukee and co-director of the Center for Information Policy Research. His research and teaching focus on Ethics and Information Technology, Information Policy, Web Search Engines, Web 2.0 and Library 2.0, Privacy and Surveillance Theory, Information and Web Literacy, and Access to Knowledge. Professor Zimmer has spoken on NPR regarding Facebook privacy, consulted for the New York Public Library on privacy issues related to a homework app, and served on expert panel on 4th Street Forum. He blogs at: http://michaelzimmer.org/.


$28.00 LLAW members / $20.00 Retired LLAW members & students / $33.00 Non-members

5:30 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m. LLAW 4th Quarterly Meeting
6:15 p.m. Dinner followed by Presentation by Professor Michael Zimmer, UWM

For questions please contact the Law Librarians Association of Wisconsin
Laura at 414-298-8772 or

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