On just a normal day at work, recently, a young boy came up to me to inquire about the next book in a series. We had the item, but it was currently checked out. I asked for his card and put the item on hold for him. Everything was normal, and then, just as he was leaving, he asked if he could see who had the item checked out.
by Dorothea Salo (crossposted from chooseprivacyweek.org) 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 […]
by Carolyn Caywood (Crossposted from chooseprivacyweek.org) 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 […]
by Rigele Abilock and Debbie Abilock (crossposted from chooseprivacyweek.org) The girl swallows the pill. Millions of tiny magnetic nanoparticles disperse into her bloodstream. They are her trusty scouts, tracking her body […]
by Annalisa Keuler (crossposted from chooseprivacyweek.org) Our job as educators is to facilitate student learning, and each year more of this learning is happening in an online environment. We ask […]
by Anna Lauren Hoffman (crossposted from chooseprivacyweek.org) Two Saturdays ago, I (and pretty much everyone else on the Internet) sat in awe watching Lemonade, Beyoncé’s epic visual album. At one […]
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 […]
Google Europe announced on its blog, that it would adopt practices that would amount to a global right to be forgotten. The new policy boils down to the following
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.
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.