FYI - from ALA fro Choose Privacy Week.
Jim Campbell, Chair
MLA Intellectual Freedom Committee
Dark forces conspire online to undermine privacy, compromise accounts,
stalk, troll and just plain creep us out. Libraries have a longstanding
tradition of protecting their usersą privacy and confidentiality, but often
fail to take basic steps to protect patronsą use of their public access
computers and digital resources.
Registration is now open for "Defense Against the Digital Dark Arts," the
2014 Choose Privacy Week webinar. PresenterEric Stroshane, field services
librarian for the North Dakota State Library, will discuss how online
surveillance works, give practical tips on improving privacy on public
computers and provide a better understanding of current legal threats to
digital privacy and online anonymity.
Ann Crewdson and Helen Adams, co-chairs of the ALA-IFC Privacy Subcommittee,
will provide a brief introduction to the newly revised ALA Privacy Tool Kit
that includes new sections on the impact of emerging technologies on library
The free, hour-long online webinar will take place from 2 3 p.m. Central
time on Monday, May 5, 2014. Register for this free
tml. Space is limited, and registration is first come, first serve.
Registrants will be able to access the recorded and archived webinar after
May 5. For questions about registration or using the webinar platform,
contact Deborah Caldwell-Stone at [log in to unmask]
Choose Privacy Week 2014 <http://chooseprivacyweek.org/> takes place May
1-7 and asks librarians and library users to engage in a conversation about
protecting privacy rights all year long, both inside and outside the