By Neil Richards (crossposted from chooseprivacyweek.org) Have you looked at your Google or Bing search history recently? You should. When you do, you’ll find a list of all the questions […]
By Magee Kloepfler (Crossposted from chooseprivacyweek.org) Recently a teacher came to me looking for a particular book. I informed her it was checked out, but that I would get it […]
by Kyle Jones (Crossposted from chooseprivacyweek.org) 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 […]
by Connie Williams (Crossposted from chooseprivacyweek.org) 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’ […]
By Michael Robinson Chair, ALA-IFC Privacy Subcommittee Crossposted from chooseprivacyweek.org (Note: This is the first post in a week-long online forum discussing how librarians, educators, and society can respect and […]
This year, Choose Privacy Week highlights the need to respect and protect student and minors’ privacy, especially in a time when technology, mobile computing, social media, and the growing adoption of “big data” analytics pose new threats to young people’s privacy. Students in particular are increasingly subject to tracking and monitoring, as schools turn to web-based apps, on-demand delivery of personalized content, virtual forums, social media, and other interactive technologies to deliver educational content and monitor student behavior both on- and off-campus. This year’s theme, “Respect Me, Respect My Privacy” not only seeks to raise awareness of the growing threats to minors’ personal privacy, but to inspire a new regard for young people’s civil rights and personal dignity.
FREE WEBINAR! Is your library preparing to observe Choose Privacy Week 2016? The ALA’s IFC Privacy Subcommittee and the Office for Intellectual Freedom 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. Central/10:00 a.m. Mountain / 9:00 am Pacific.
by Adam Eisgrau Managing Director, ALA Office of Government Relations Cross-posted from District Dispatch Loyal District Dispatch readers know that, literally for years, ALA and a strong coalition of groups […]
We welcome the appointment of James LaRue, Director, ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom, and Executive Director, Freedom to Read Foundation, effective January 4, 2016. In his application, LaRue noted “My passion for this core principle of librarianship is tightly bound with my own history. For me, librarianship – and life – is predicated on a respect for the fundamental dignity of individual inquiry.”
Nearly half a century ago Justice Abe Fortas famously declared that students do not shed their constitutional right to freedom of speech at the schoolhouse gate. Yet public schools in […]