Anne Klinefelter

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  • J.D., University of Alabama (1992)
  • M.S., Library Service, University of Alabama (1986)
  • B.A., University of Alabama (1981)

Anne Klinefelter is Director of the Law Library and Associate Professor of Law, positions she has held since 2007. She teaches courses on Privacy Law and writes and speaks on information policy and law topics including privacy and confidentiality law, particularly as these areas apply to libraries and legal information management. Professor Klinefelter serves as a Faculty Affiliate of the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy and as a member of the Advisory Board of the Future of Privacy Forum.

Professor Klinefelter has been active in library associations and library education. In 2012, she received the Distinguished Lecturer Award from the American Association of Law Libraries. She is a past chair of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Law Libraries and past president of the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries. She also chaired the Copyright Committee of the American Association of Law Libraries. Professor Klinefelter held leadership roles in two library consortia, serving as chair of the Consortium of Southeastern Academic Law Libraries and of the Triangle Research Libraries Network Council of Directors. Professor Klinefelter has taught Law Librarianship and Legal Research as well as Copyright Law for Librarians courses in the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS.) She currently serves on the SILS Administrative Board and on the UNC Faculty Committee on University Governance.

Prior to coming to UNC, Anne Klinefelter served as Acting Director of the Law Library at the University of Miami and also held positions in the law libraries at Boston University and the University of Alabama.

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  • Privacy and Competing Library Goals: How Can Library Directors Lead When Values Collide? in ACADEMIC LAW LIBRARY DIRECTOR PERSPECTIVES (M. Wu, ed.) (Hein 2015). [SSRN Z675.L2 A23 2015]
  • Privacy and Court Records: An Empirical Study (D. Ardia and A. Klinefelter), 30 BERKELEY TECH. L. J. 1807 (2015). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, BEPress, Document Link (PDF)]
  • Is Confidentiality Really Forever: Even if the Client Dies or Ceases to Exist? (with M. Laredo), 40 LITIG. 47 (Spring 2014). [Westlaw, SSRN, Hein]
  • Public Services (Anne Klinefelter, Sara Sampson), in LAW LIBRARIANSHIP IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY (Lisa Smith-Butler, Roy Balleste and Sonia Luna-Lamas, eds.) (Scarecrow Press, October 2013). [Z675.L2 L38375 2014]
  • Differential Privacy as a Response to the Reidentification Threat: The Facebook Advertiser Case Study (A. Chin and A. Klinefelter), 90 N.C. L. REV. 1417 (2012). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, BEPress]
  • When to Research is to Reveal: The Growing Threat to Attorney and Client Confidentiality from Online Tracking, 16 VA. J.L. & TECH. 1 (2011) (reprinted in 60 DEF. L. J. 71 (2011)). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, BEPress, Document Link (PDF)]
  • First Amendment Limits on Library Collection Management, 102 LAW LIBR. J. 343 (2010). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, BEPress]
  • Library Standards for Privacy: A Model for the Digital World?, 11 N.C. J. L. & TECH. 553 (2010) [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, BEPress]
  • Privacy and Library Public Services: Or, I Know What You Read Last Summer, 26 LEGAL REFERENCE SERVICES Q. 253-279 (2007), reprinted in PUBLIC SERVICES IN LAW LIBRARIES: EVOLUTION AND INNOVATION IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY (Barbara Bintliff, Lee F. Peoples, eds., Haworth, c2007). [SSRN, Hein Z675.L2 P794 2007 ]
  • Symposium, The Role of Librarians in Challenges to the USA PATRIOT Act, 5 N.C. J. L. & TECH. 219 (2004). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, Hein, BEPress]
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