Choose Privacy Week 2016: Resources for Teaching Privacy

by Dorothea Salo If knowing about privacy-protecting practices is half the battle, teaching them to others is the other half. Many librarians in many contexts find themselves needing to teach patrons, students, or even each other about protecting privacy online. Fortunately, no one has to start from zero: many excellent teaching resources already exist. Those listed below, arranged by audience, are just the tip of the iceberg. K-12 How to Teach...

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Choose Privacy Week 2016 – Engaging Students In Discussions About Privacy

by Carolyn Caywood At the American Library Association’s 2006 annual conference, ALA Council passed a resolution to work “toward a national conversation about privacy as an American value.” At that time, there was no discussion guide to structure a conversation on privacy available from the national organizations that develop frameworks for dialogue. ALA’s Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) and the Fostering Civic...

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Choose Privacy Week 2016 – How Can I Keep Student Records Safe When I Have a Shared ILS?

By Magee Kloepfler Recently a teacher came to me looking for a particular book.  I informed her it was checked out, but that I would get it to her as soon as it was returned.  She asked me for the name and said she would talk to whomever had the book.  When I told her I would not share that information with her, she told me I was being “a little ridiculous” as she angrily walked away.  At first I was taken aback by her reaction. I took...

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Choose Privacy Week 2016: Respecting and Defending Student Privacy

By Michael Robinson Chair, ALA-IFC Privacy Subcommittee (Note: This is the first post in a week-long online forum discussing how librarians, educators, and society can respect and defend students’ and minors’ privacy. Stop by chooseprivacyweek.org each day to read each contributor’s article and check out our page of resources on student and minors’ privacy.) Last year when writing about Choose Privacy Week I said that it...

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Choose Privacy Week 2016 Demands Respect for Minors’ Privacy

(What will your library do for Choose Privacy Week?  Check out our resources and  programming ideas for Choose Privacy Week and let us know what you’re doing at oif@ala.org.) Choose Privacy Week, the American  Library Association’s annual event that promotes the importance of individual privacy rights and celebrates libraries and librarians’ special role in protecting privacy in the library and in society as a whole will...

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Raising Privacy Awareness in Your Library: A Planning and Programming Webinar for Choose Privacy Week 2016

Is your library preparing to observe Choose Privacy Week 2016? Join the ALA’s IFC Privacy Subcommittee and the Office for Intellectual Freedom for a free webinar that will offer solid guidance on developing privacy programming that will educate and engage your library users and provide an update on current privacy issues confronting libraries today. The webinar will take place on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 12 Noon Eastern/11:00 a.m....

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