Librarian Refuses to ID Injured Woman

Citing library confidentiality policy, a circulation manager at Fairfield County District Library (OH), refused to identify a woman who had been rescued from a nearby river, and whose only ID was her library barcode card on her key chain.

Orman Hall, president of the library’s board of trustees, said it was unfortunate that the librarian did not cooperate and suggested that she mistakenly erred on the side of conservatism in preserving the confidentiality of a library patron.

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