45 Association of Research Libraries Research Library Issues 297 2019 Conclusion Protecting the privacy of patrons remains an essential principle for public libraries. The commitment to this principle is regularly challenged by a variety of pressures, including the ease of data collection and dissemination created by technological advances. Although these challenges are sharpened by technology, libraries can draw on their history of offering a sanctuary for intellectual freedom. New projects focusing on understanding these pressures and training librarians will help guide public libraries through these challenges. Endnotes 1. 1939 Code of Ethics for Librarians, American Library Association, accessed April 30, 2019, http://www.ala.org/Template. cfm?Section=coehistory&Template=/ContentManagement/ ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=8875. 2. Code of Ethics of the American Library Association, ALA, last amended January 22, 2008, http://www.ala.org/advocacy/sites/ala. org.advocacy/files/content/proethics/codeofethics/Code of Ethics of the American Library Association.pdf. 3. Intellectual Freedom News, Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association, accessed April 30, 2019, https://www.oif.ala.org/ oif/?cat=393. 4. Memorandum of Assemblyman Sanders, New York State Legislative Annual 1982 (New York: New York Legislative Service, 1982), 25, cited in Quad/Graphics, Inc. v. Southern Adirondack Library System, 174 Misc. 2d 291, 294 [Sup. Ct. 1997], https://caselaw.findlaw.com/ ny-supreme-court/1481617.html. 5. “Project Report: ‘Library Values & Privacy in Our National Digital Strategies: Field Guides, Convenings, and Conversations,’ Center for Information Policy Research, University of Wisconsin– Milwaukee, August 2, 2018, https://cipr.uwm.edu/2018/08/02/ project-report-library-values-privacy/.
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