GUIDELINES FOR CONDUCTING LIBRARY BUSINESS VIA ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION

NJLA occasionally receives questions about whether or not library boards can meet and/or conduct business electronically. NJLA believes that it is a violation of the Open Public Meetings Act for library boards to meet electronically. NJLA also reminds boards that all electronic communication related to library business could be subject to the Open Public Records Act. More detailed information is available below.                                                                  

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NJLA STATEMENT on NATIONAL SECURITY LETTERS (NSLs)

A National Security Letter (NSL) is a kind of administrative subpoena the FBI can issue to itself to compel the disclosure of customer records held by libraries, banks, telephone companies, Internet Service Providers, and others. NSLs contain nondisclosure requirements ("gag" provisions) that prevent recipients from telling anyone about their receipt of an NSL. The number of NSLs issued has grown dramatically since the USA Patriot Act expanded the FBI's authority to issue them.

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