Choose Privacy Week 2014: Privacy Issues for Incarcerated Youth

by Kelly Czarnecki Teen Librarian Charlotte Mecklenburg Library We might not think too often about privacy issues in regards to the incarcerated. Why should they be online anyway? In most cases, they’re not. However, in some places they are. In my experience for instance, I have provided outreach as a public Librarian to juvenile offenders and we have been able to access the Internet for various purposes. While there is of course the initial...

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Choose Privacy Week 2014: How to Host Programs about Online Privacy in Your Library

by Mike Robinson Associate Professor Consortium Library University of Alaska – Anchorage Choose Privacy Week is here and if you are like me, you are just now thinking of ways for your library to participate. The bad news is that it’s probably too late to come up with good programming for this year’s Choose Privacy Week. The good news is that your patrons don’t know or care that its Choose Privacy Week and yet almost all...

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Choose Privacy Week 2014: Privacy All Year Long with the New ALA Privacy Tool Kit

By Helen Adams and Ann Crewdson Co-Chairs, ALA-IFC Privacy Subcommittee After a two year effort, the 2014 ALA Privacy Tool Kit is now available online in time to celebrate Choose Privacy Week.  The Tool Kit gives librarians immediate any time/anywhere access to information on our core values of privacy and confidentiality.  The revision was completed by the ALA Privacy Subcommittee, consisting of Carolyn Caywood, Barbara Fiehl, Kent Oliver,...

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Choose Privacy Week 2014

Choose Privacy Week, May 1 – 7, 2014, will feature conversations about protecting privacy rights all year long, both inside and outside the library. “Librarians are staunch defenders of library users’ privacy, even as new technologies and a growing use of social media and online tools have altered the privacy landscape,” said Barbara Jones, director of the Office for Intellectual Freedom. “Acquiring the tools and...

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Choose Privacy Week 2013: Does Access for Everyone = Privacy for Everyone?

This is the fifth in a series of guest commentaries written in observance of Choose Privacy Week by noted privacy experts and advocates. Today’s post is written by author and library consultant Joyce McIntosh, former Outreach and Assistive Technology Librarian at Elmhurst Public Library.  Does Access for Everyone = Privacy for Everyone? A colleague recently asked me if I’d experienced any situations with patrons, either home bound or...

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