I’ve opened up an interesting kettle of worms by suggesting changes to the language of our Admin Rights Policy.
Found this blog post that sums it up for me . . .
“Security and technical support concerns are certainly at play, but a few good staff development hours from the Systems or IT department could do much to educate librarians on how to spot malicious or potentially problematic programs, as well as the proper procedures for installing, uninstalling, and basic triage. I’m of the opinion that the diffusion of technical skills throughout our profession can only do good, while revising paternalistic IT policies would certainly encourage a great deal more technical creativity and empowerment in librarians of all stripes.”