April 21, 2016 – Intellectual Freedom News is a compilation of news delivered by the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom including current book challenges in libraries and schools and articles about privacy, internet filtering and censorship
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.
March 23, 2016 – Intellectual Freedom News is a compilation of news delivered by the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom including current book challenges in libraries and schools and articles about privacy, internet filtering and censorship
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 Michael Robinson Chair, IFC Privacy Subcommittee Head of Systems at the Consortium Library University of Alaska – Anchorage Crossposted from Choose Privacy Week Libraries have a tradition of protecting […]
by Erin Berman and Jon Worona Ready player one? Click “Start” to begin your quest. You will venture deep into the realm of online privacy where you’ll have to navigate […]
by Michael Zimmer In today’s information ecosystem, libraries increasingly incorporate interactive, collaborative, and user-centered features of the so-called “Web 2.0” world into traditional library services, thereby creating “Library 2.0”. Examples […]
The time is long past for Section 215 to be meaningfully reformed to restore the civil liberties massively and unjustifiably compromised by the USA PATRIOT Act. ~~ALA President Courtney Young […]
By Gretchen McCord Crossposted from Choose Privacy Week.) Today more than ever, we appreciate that raw data has great financial value. The owners of websites, social media tools, and cell […]
By Marshall Breeding Crossposted from Choose Privacy Week Concern for keeping records related to the details and borrowing activity of patrons has been a longstanding priority for libraries. We expect […]