Library Director secretly videoing li...

Library Director secretly videoing library patrons!

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NH Library Patron

Utica, NY

#1 Nov 21, 2012
In an email to Linda Romano, Library Director Hans Plambeck brags about secretly taking a video of a library trustee while that trustee was reading some documents IN THE LIBRARY. This is an outrageous violation of privacy! It really begs the question who else has Han Plambeck been videotaping while they are in the library. What about our children? Did he video tape them too? The next question is how come Library President Linda Romano took no action when Hans Plambeck told her he was taking secret videos in the library. This is very creepy to have an oldman videotaping people in te library. Hans Plambeck needs to resign NOW!

http://newhartfordnyonline.blogspot.com/
Creeped out kid

Utica, NY

#2 Nov 21, 2012
So we have an old guy taking videos of people in the library? I'm creeped out...
ref

Herkimer, NY

#3 Nov 22, 2012
NH Library Patron wrote:
In an email to Linda Romano, Library Director Hans Plambeck brags about secretly taking a video of a library trustee while that trustee was reading some documents IN THE LIBRARY. This is an outrageous violation of privacy! It really begs the question who else has Han Plambeck been videotaping while they are in the library. What about our children? Did he video tape them too? The next question is how come Library President Linda Romano took no action when Hans Plambeck told her he was taking secret videos in the library. This is very creepy to have an oldman videotaping people in te library. Hans Plambeck needs to resign NOW!
http://newhartfordnyonline.blogspot.com/
If this is true the town should withhold finances.
Allegedly true

Manlius, NY

#4 Nov 22, 2012
ref wrote:
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If this is true the town should withhold finances.
Allegedly it is true. Here is the link provided on the blog regarding the email received by FOIL...

http://www.nhconcernedcitizens.com/NH.PUBLIC....
Creeper

Utica, NY

#5 Nov 22, 2012
Hans is just a strange dude to begin with. His personality is like that of a beeotch. Why anyone would tolerate this guys attitude is beyond me. Chances are he secretly video tapes anything and everything if what you say is correct. That alone should be cause for concern.
tax watcher

Herkimer, NY

#6 Nov 22, 2012
Would be interested in what the town board thinks of this.
CAS

New York, NY

#7 Nov 22, 2012
I'm prety sure that if the video included sound it would be illegal without consent.
Easy Reader

Utica, NY

#8 Nov 23, 2012
This is so wrong! Why is ths guy still aloud to creep around the library while our kids hang out there. Come on Town Board, do something!!
get rid of him

Utica, NY

#9 Nov 23, 2012
Easy Reader wrote:
This is so wrong! Why is ths guy still aloud to creep around the library while our kids hang out there. Come on Town Board, do something!!
Has the video tape been presented at a town board meeting since they provide the bulk of funding?
Easy Reader

Utica, NY

#10 Nov 23, 2012
Since Hans “Peek ‘n Creep” Plambeck emailed the secret video to Library President Linda Romano she should be the one to appear and answer to the New Hartford Town Board. The big question is how come she took no action against Plambeck? If Plambeck can creep against a fellow Library Trustee he is capable of videoing anyone who happens to be in the library, including children. Can Linda Romano guarantee the safety and privacy of all library patrons while Hans Plembeck is on the loose? I think not.
Hmm

Manlius, NY

#11 Nov 23, 2012
I wonder what other local libraries have video surveillance???
Easy Reader

Utica, NY

#12 Nov 23, 2012
I don't know about other libraries but New Hartford Library does not have a survailance policy at all. Besides, this was just Old Man Hans Plambeck and his handy hand cam.
Here is the explaination from New Hartford Online:

"We checked and could find no New Hartford Public Library Policy for the use of video surveillance equipment or the disposal of tapes as is clearly outlined by the American Library Association. Here is a portion of the information found on their website:

If the library decides surveillance is necessary, it is essential for the library to develop and enforce strong policies protecting patron privacy and confidentiality appropriate to managing the equipment, including routine destruction of the tapes in the briefest amount of time possible, or as soon as permitted by law.

Such policies should state that the cameras are to be used only for the narrow purpose of enhancing the physical security of the library, its property, staff and patrons.

Policies should also include protocols for posting signs or giving notice about the presence of surveillance cameras; storing of videotapes and other digital images in a secure location; and routine destruction of tapes or images in the briefest amount of time possible, or as soon as permitted by law."
gun45acp

Utica, NY

#13 Nov 23, 2012
Most businesses today have advance video systems inside and outside. This would include hospitals, nursing homes, government buildings, retail, hotels, etc. Most newer systems can save video for 30 days. These organization need to protect themselves from theft, fraud, etc. I have even installed one in my home!
Easy Reader

Utica, NY

#14 Nov 24, 2012
The New Hartford Library DOES NOT have a video surveillance system. This video was taken by Han Plambeck with his own camera.

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