Anne Klinefelter

Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Law Library

Education

  • 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, the First Amendment, copyright law, and licensing, particularly as these areas apply to libraries.  Professor Klinefelter serves on the Advisory Board of the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy and 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 in the UNC School of Information and Library Science. 

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. She holds a B.A. with majors in English and Spanish, a Masters in Library Service, and a J.D. from the University of Alabama.

Selected Publications

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  • Is Confidentiality Really Forever: Even if the Client Dies or Ceases to Exist? (with M. Laredo), LITIG., Spring 2014, at 47. [Westlaw, SSRN]
  • 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).
  • 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]
  • Law Library Budgets in Hard Times (with T. Fitchett, J. Hambleton, P. Hazelton and J. Wright), 103 LAW LIBR. J. 91 (2011). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein]
  • 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, Document Link]
  • First Amendment Limits on Library Collection Management, 102 LAW LIBR. J. 343 (2010). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein]
  • Library Standards for Privacy:  A Model for the Digital World?, 11 N.C. J. L. & TECH. 553 (2010) [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein]
  • 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, Document Link 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]
  • Copyright and Electronic Library Resources: An Outline of How the Law is Affecting Traditional Library Services, 19 LEGAL REFERENCE SERVICES Q. 175 (2001), reprinted in TEACHING LEGAL RESEARCH AND PROVIDING ACCESS TO ELECTRONIC RESOURCES (G. Hill, D. Sears, L. Lyman  eds. (Haworth Information Press, 2001). [Document Link KF240 .T4 2001]
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