Apple-FBI Privacy Battle

Is Privacy Partisan? Apple verses the FBI

A new article out from The Atlantic examines whether privacy is becoming a partisan issue. Traditionally, digital privacy has been an issue that people from across the political spectrum have been able to come together to support. Between lefty people concerned about civil liberties and people on the right concerned about government encroachment, privacy is one of the issues that has been consistently able to attract strange bedfellows in Washington and throughout the country. However, the recent case between the FBI and Apple has shown that when the question gets reframed, support for digital privacy can drop like a stone.

Libraries at South by Southwest

ALA at SXSW: A Preview of Events in Austin

The marathon South by Southwest (SXSW) conference—nearly two weeks of education, technology, film, and music—starts this week in Austin, Texas, and the American Library Association (ALA) and librarians will be on hand. SXSW provides a vibrant space to look outside libraries at many of the emerging technology trends and innovations likely coming to our campuses and communities, as well as raise the visibility of how libraries and librarians are transforming to create opportunity and meet new demands. It also is a great place to connect and consider new collaborations.

Choose Priva

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

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.

Intellectual Freedom News

Intellectual Freedom News

January 29, 2016 – A free biweekly compilation of news by the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom including: current book challenges in libraries and schools; articles about privacy, internet filtering and censorship; ALA activities, conferences and institutes, products, online learning opportunities, awards and grants, international exchanges; and how to get involved and make the most of what ALA offers.