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 Professor of Law.  She teaches courses on Privacy Law and serves as faculty advisor to the North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology She writes and speaks on information law and policy topics including privacy and confidentiality law, particularly as these areas apply to libraries and legal information management.  Professor Klinefelter is a Faculty Affiliate of the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy and a member of the Advisory Board of the Future of Privacy Forum. She also serves on the UNC Faculty Committee on University Government.  

Professor Klinefelter has been active in library associations and library education. She was recently awarded the 2019 Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship through the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) section for Academic Law Libraries.  In 2012, she received the AALL Distinguished Lecturer Award.  She served as chair of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Law Libraries, president of the Southeastern Chapter of AALL, and chair of the Copyright Committee of AALL.  She has also held leadership roles in two library consortia and served on the Board of Editors for Law Library Journal.   She currently serves on the UNC School of Information and Library Science Administrative Board and as faculty advisor for students in dual degree graduate programs linking Law and Library or Information Science at UNC.

Prior to coming to North Carolina, Anne Klinefelter was Acting Director of the Law Library at the University of Miami and previously held positions in libraries at Boston University and the University of Alabama.

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Selected Publications

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  • Reader Privacy in Digital Library Collaborations: Signs of Commitment, Opportunities for Improvement, 13 I/S: J.L. POL'Y FOR INFO. SOC'Y 199 (2016). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, BEPress]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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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