Updated January, 2008
Privacy is an essential element of intellectual and academic freedom. The Roosevelt University Library is committed to protecting the privacy of its users and maintaining the confidentiality of all information collected.
The library maintains records of personally identifiable information in order to conduct its business. Such records include circulation records, interlibrary loan records, emailed reference requests, and other records of uses of library materials, facilities, or services. It is our goal to gather only the minimum information necessary and to retain that information only as long as is needed to complete the transaction.
Confidentiality will be maintained for all personal data acquired by the Library as required by the Illinois Library Records Confidentiality Act. The Library will also comply with the Confidentiality Policy of Roosevelt University as well as the privacy requirements of the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act(FERPA).
The Library subscribes to the American Library Association Code of Ethics. Section III of the Code of Ethics states:
We protect each library user's right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted.
The library Web site links out to other sites and services that are not contained or controlled within the University's computer systems. As the practices of these sites are not controlled by the library, users must read the privacy statements at these sites to learn of their privacy practices.
This policy will be reviewed on a regular basis and updated as needed.
Personally Identifiable Information
Any information that could reasonably be used to identify you personally, including but not limited to: