ROCK SPRINGS, WYO – Western Wyoming Community College
trustees are debating whether to change the school library's policy
on government access to student records.
The existing policy says the library won't answer to a third
party about what a patron is checking out unless there is a court
order or subpoena, which must be reviewed.
The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner reports college President Karla
Leach has OK'd a proposal to add that the library will follow all
state and federal laws. That includes the Patriot Act, which
expanded FBI authority to access library records. Critics say that
challenges privacy rights.
Trustees have started discussions. The matter is scheduled to
come up again at a trustees' meeting Feb. 10.