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The state of privacy in America: What we learned  – Pew Research Center

The state of privacy in America: What we learned – Pew Research Center

The state of privacy in America: What we learned

After the June 2013 leaks by government contractor Edward Snowden about National Security Agency surveillance of Americans’ online and phone communications, Pew Research Center began an in-depth exploration of people’s views and behaviors related to privacy. Our recent report about how Americans think about privacy and sharing personal information was a capstone of this two-and-a-half-year effort that examined how people viewed not only government surveillance but also commercial transactions involving the capture of personal information.

Full Report at: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/01/20/the-state-of-privacy-in-america/

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Library Internship. Yellowstone National Park. Summer 2016. Deadline no later than February 13, 2016

Library Internship – Yellowstone National Park – Summer 2016

Library Internship:  Located just outside Gardiner, Montana, The Yellowstone Research Library provides service to researchers, park personnel, the local community, and park visitors.  Housed in a building specifically geared toward cultural study at Yellowstone, the library is home to a rapidly growing special collection. This internship will allow the successful candidate to gain experience in almost every area of librarianship, however the main focus will be on cataloging and reference. The intern will gain practical experience working in their professional field and will be mentored by professional staff in each discipline.  Intern will function as an entry-level employee and will be expected to conduct himself/herself with professional dress and demeanor and adhere to a 40-hour work week as determined by the supervisors

Qualifications:  This internship position requires a student currently enrolled in an ALA accredited MLS/MLIS program OR a student who has graduated within the last year. You must be able to prove that you are a current student or recent grad.

Stipend: Intern will be paid a stipend of $3000, plus housing, via our partner the Yellowstone Park Foundation.

Duration: The positions are full-time (40 hours per week) for 10 weeks, with the schedule and starting date negotiable.

Housing & Transportation: Shared park housing is assigned for this position.  There is no public transportation; an automobile is required for transportation to and from work.

Application Procedure: Applicants must submit the following:

·         Cover letter detailing relevant previous and current coursework, previous practicum or internship experiences, related work experience, and what you hope to gain from this internship.

·         Resume including details of library circulation, reference desk, and cataloging experience gained on the job or through coursework. Include public speaking experience for the public tour aspect of internship.

·         List of three professional references and contact information

·         Unofficial copy of your graduate transcript or other document showing courses taken, grade received, and current courses enrolled.

Application Deadline: Application materials must be received via email or postmarked no later than February 13, 2016See below for specific contact information.

Security: Since 9/11, the federal government has required background investigations on all employees using computers, including interns and volunteers. The successful applicant must complete a background investigation form and be finger-printed by a law enforcement agency.

Contact: Jessica Gerdes/Jackie Jerla

Email: yell_research_library@nps.gov

Phone: (307) 344-2264

Mailing Address: PO Box 168 YNP, WY 82190

Fax: (406) 848-9958

EEO Statement:  The Yellowstone National Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Selection for this position will be made solely on the basis of merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, creed, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, or any other non-merit factors.

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OPM Still Hasn’t Answered Questions on Background Check Hack, Republicans Say

Congress is still waiting for details requested five months ago from the Office of Personnel Management about an agency data breach that allowed U.S. adversaries to obtain information on 21.5 million federal employees, national security contractors and their families, according to some Republican lawmakers.

Full Story: NextGov

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