Posts Tagged as ‘Choose Privacy Week’

October 24, 2013

Stop Watching Us: Join the Rally Against Mass Surveillance

This Saturday, October 26th, on the 12th anniversary of the signing of the USA PATRIOT Act,, a coalition of over 100 advocacy organizations and individuals across the political spectrum (including the American Library Association) will host the largest rally against against NSA surveillance in Washington, DC. Beginning at 12PM, in front of Union Station, marchers will deliver […]

April 30, 2013

Observing Choose Privacy Week 2013

Reposted from Tomorrow, May 1, begins our annual observance of Choose Privacy Week. It’s an event that invites everyone to visit their local library and learn more about the importance of protecting your privacy rights in an age of pervasive surveillance. During Choose Privacy Week, libraries will offer individuals the opportunity to learn, think […]

April 17, 2013

Countdown to Choose Privacy Week, May 1-7

In this era of “Big Data,” we know that our location, our phone calls, our purchases, our Facebook posts and our web site visits are being monitored, recorded, collected, and stored.  But too often we can’t tell who’s collecting our data, or how they’re making use of our personal information. During Choose Privacy Week, May […]

April 2, 2013

Planning for Choose Privacy Week? Free April 9 Webinar Offers Ideas for Programming and Outreach

Are you preparing for Choose Privacy Week? Join ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and librarians across the country next week for a free webinar to discuss how your library can observe Choose Privacy Week,   ALA’s annual education and awareness campaign that invites library users into a national conversation about privacy rights in a digital […]

May 7, 2012

New Choose Privacy Week Documentary: “Vanishing Liberties”

On the final day of Choose Privacy Week 2012, the Office for Intellectual Freedom is excited to debut a new short documentary, “Vanishing Liberties: The Rise of State Surveillance in the Digital Age.” The documentary examines the government’s growing use of surveillance tools to track and spy on immigrant communities and the proposals to adopt […]

May 1, 2012

Choose Privacy Week 2012: The Privacy Expert You Need to Meet – Your Local Librarian

I am honored to be the first blogger in a series of posts celebrating ALA’s Choose Privacy Week. Thanks to funding from the Open Society Foundations, this is our third year and we are so pleased to share with you our campaign’s growth. Get to know! There you can view the very latest news […]

March 22, 2012

Choose Privacy Week materials available now from the ALA Store

Choose Privacy Week is May 1-7, 2012.   The theme for this year’s CPW is “Freedom from Surveillance” – and we’ve got some great graphics for your library.  Get your posters, bookmarks, buttons, resource guide, and DVD at the ALA Store.  Order by April 12 to receive your materials in time using standard shipping.

January 25, 2012

Celebrate Data Privacy Day 2012

Cross-posted at Is your library celebrating Data Privacy Day? Data Privacy Day is an annual international celebration designed to promote awareness about the many ways personal information is collected, stored, used, and shared, and to promote education about privacy practices that will enable individuals to protect their personal information. ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom […]

December 14, 2011

Librarians: Participate in a new survey about librarians and privacy

Librarians and library workers are invited to participate in a survey that will measure librarians’ attitudes about privacy rights and protecting library users’ privacy. The survey is available online, and takes only 15 minutes to complete. All responses are anonymous and confidential: The survey, which builds on an earlier 2008 survey assessing librarians’ attitudes […]

December 6, 2011

Save the dates in 2012! Choose Privacy Week (May 1-7) & Banned Books Week (Sept 30-Oct 6)

We are pleased to announce the dates of two major Office for Intellectual Freedom initiatives for 2012: The third Choose Privacy Week will be May 1-7, 2012.  Choose Privacy Week posters, bookmarks, buttons, and other resources are available for sale now at the ALA Store.  To stay abreast of Choose Privacy Week announcements, follow @privacyala […]