[Libs-Or] Tuesday Topic - Choose Privacy Week
cd_df_morgan at msn.com
Tue Apr 28 10:13:13 PDT 2015
Welcome to another installment in a monthly series covering topics with
intellectual freedom implications for libraries of all types. Each message
is prepared by a member of OLA's Intellectual Freedom Committee. Look for
our message on a Tuesday each month of the academic year except December.
Questions can be directed to the IF Committee member who sent the message or
to one of the <http://h> co-chairs of the IFC.
Choose Privacy Week - May 1 - 7.
Privacy is an essential foundation for the freedom to read and receive
ideas. When a reader isn't sure that his or her reading habits are private,
inevitably the reader limits what he or she reads to that which is
mainstream and inoffensive in order to avoid investigation, criticism or
During Choose Privacy Week the American Library Association invites
librarians and library users to engage in a conversation about protecting
and defending reader privacy rights and how to acquire the knowledge, skills
and tools necessary to address the widespread surveillance and data mining
that collects information about users' communications, reading and Web
surfing habits. www.chooseprivacyweek.org
The OLA IFC urges Oregon libraries to take part in this conversation. Here
are some ideas.
* Sponsor a program. It may be too late for this year so begin to
plan one for next year.
* If you live in the Portland metropolitan area join the
conversation by attending Multnomah County's program Is Privacy an Option,
featuring Mark Alfino, professor of Philosophy at Gonzaga University.
Saturday, May 2 U.S. Bank Room - Central Library.
* Participate in a weeklong forum organized by the ALA IFC Privacy
Subcommittee. It will feature daily posts to the CPW blog at
https://chooseprivacyweek.org/blog/ on the following topics:
* May 1: Who Reads the Reader, which is the theme of year's CPW by
Michael Robinson. Michael is chair of the Privacy Subcommittee and associate
professor, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage and chair of
the Alaska Library Association's IFC.
* May 2: The Poacher and the Five Blind Librarians, by Eric Hellman.
Eric is a technologist, entrepreneur and writer who blogs at
where he publishes his own research on how well vendors follow privacy
* May 3: Passwords: Alison's Personal Password Strategy by Alison
Macrina. Alison is the founder and director of the Library Freedom
Project, an initiative that trains librarians on the state of global
surveillance, privacy rights, and privacy-protecting technology.
* May 4: Online Catalogs, Discovery Services, and Patron Privacy by
Marshall Breeding. Marshall is an independent consultant focusing on the
strategic use of technology in libraries and related organizations. He is
the creator of Library Technology Guides and the editor of Smart Libraries
Newsletter published by ALA TechSource
* May 5: What You Should Know About "Anonymous" Aggregated Data
About You by Gretchen McCord. Gretchen, formerly a practicing academic
librarian, is an attorney specializing in privacy and copyright law.
* May 6: The NISO Patron Privacy Project: Developing a Framework to
Support Patron Privacy in Digital Library and Information Systems by Michael
Zimmer. Michael is a privacy and Internet ethics scholar who is an
associate professor in the School of Information Studies at the University
of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and director of its Center for Information Policy
* May 7: Creating a Digital Privacy Literacy Game to Create Safe and
Secure Online Personas by Erin Berman and Jon Worona. Erin is the community
programs administrator for technology and innovation at San Jose Public
Library, and Jon is the division manager for technology and innovation at
San Jose Public Library. Their proposal to create an online privacy
literacy prototype for San Jose Public Library users won a Knight News
Challenge for Libraries grant.
Other Resources from Privacy Programs at the OLA 2015 Conference:
Privacy Technology: Tools for Protecting Your Patrons & Yourself on Public &
Cybercreeps, Data Miners and Peeping Uncle Sams - Teaching Patrons about
* Privacy Technology slideshow- OLA 2015
* Privacy Online guide from Portland Community College Library
* OLA Intellectual Freedom Toolkit
* Facebook. Blocking and Unblocking people TipSheet-Facebook
* Privacy Education Slideshow
-OLA-2015_April17.pdf> - OLA 2015_April17
Emporia Oregon SLIM representative to the OLA Intellectual Freedom Committee
ALA Committee on Legislation Liaison to the Freedom to Read Foundation
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