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.
To highlight the theme for Choose Privacy Week 2016 – students’ and minors’ privacy – the American Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Committee approved a new document, “Library Privacy Guidelines for Students in K-12 Schools” on May 2, 2016. The
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
by Annalisa Keuler Our job as educators is to facilitate student learning, and each year more of this learning is happening in an online environment. We ask students to log in to websites, download apps, and research online. These apps
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
by Kyle Jones Records define us–partially. They enclose data and information that reveal our past, present, and increasingly our future. But they are never perfect representations of who we are as individuals, nor are they able to capture the richness
by Connie Williams Teaching students about online privacy seemed so easy in the old days: don’t tell anyone your password, never meet up with anyone you ‘meet’ on the internet and don’t give out private information. The definition of ‘private
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