Learn about contemporary patron privacy issues facing libraries today, and the practical actions libraries can take to improve patron privacy protections. The webinar will provide an overview of the ethical and legal foundations for patron privacy, and highlight resources that can be used to help libraries preserve patron privacy when adopting new technologies. Topics to be addressed include vendor agreements, securing the library's ILS, amd using HTTPS, VPNs, and the Tor browser to safeguard web browsing and online communications.
Deborah Caldwell-Stone is deputy director of the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom. Before Caldwell-Stone joined the American Library Association in 2000, she practiced appellate law before the state and federal courts in Chicago, Illinois. She also served on the faculty of the ALA-sponsored Lawyers for Libraries and Law for Librarians workshops and is a frequent speaker at library meetings.
Michael Robinson is past Chair of the ALA's Intellectual Freedom Privacy Subcommittee (2014-17) and Head of Systems at the Consortium Library at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He has worked with technology in academic, public, and special libraries and is keenly interested how libraries use technology to provide access to information and services to users.
This webinar is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes in length and was originally broadcast on July 25, 2017.