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FBI Library Awareness Program.

FBI Library Awareness Program.

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Published by American Library Association in [Chicago, Ill.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Federal Bureau of Investigation.,
  • Intelligence service -- United States.,
  • Freedom of information -- United States.,
  • Espionage -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesThe KGB and the library target.
    ContributionsSchmidt, C. James, 1939-, United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation., American Library Association. Intellectual Freedom Committee.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[38] p. :
    Number of Pages38
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18760842M

      A similar Cold War version of library monitoring was called the Library Awareness Program, through which FBI agents specifically targeted Soviet and Eastern European nationals.   From through , under the related "Library Awareness Program," the FBI sent agents into university libraries asking for information on foreign nationals who were reading technical journals. And in the mid's, the Bureau interviewed approximately one hundred American travelers to Nicaragua, including a number involved in humanitarian.

    FBI Academy, MCB #4 Quantico, Virginia United States () ; librarian The FBI tried to use surveillance in library settings as part of its Library Awareness Program of the s; it aimed to use librarians "as partners in surveillance." The program was known to the FBI as "The Development of Counterintelligence Among Librarians," indicating that the FBI believed that librarians might be supportive in its Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    "In a national controversy erupted over the revelations of an FBI operation called the 'Library Awareness Program', which involved an effort by the FBI to recruit librarians to report on library patrons. details FBI's "Library Awareness Program" The FBI's controversial "Library Aware ness Program" is more widespread than previously known, and the FBI claims that librarians have been recruited by foreign agents, according to a recently obtained transcript of a closed meeting of the Na tional Commission on Libraries and Infor mation Science held.


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The Federal Bureau of Investigation's program to monitor the use of American libraries by agents of the Soviet bloc is a relatively minor but necessary part of its counterintelligence effort, a. When the FBI's Library Awareness Program, an attempt to enlist librarians in counter-intelligence efforts, became public in the summer of following a visit by two agents to Columbia University's Math/Science Library, librarians everywhere were quick to challenge this infringement of First Amendment rights and user privacy.

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