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Libraries and Privacy Literacy

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Information on Libraries and Privacy Literacy

  • ALA. Privacy. Article VII of the Library Bill of Rights counsels that libraries should "advocate for, educate about, and protect people’s privacy, safeguarding all library use data, including personally identifiable information."

  • Chisholm, A.E. & Hartman-Caverly, S.( 2020)  Privacy Literacy Instruction Practices in Academic Libraries  

  • Chisholm, A.E.(2019)   If Not Us, Who? Privacy Literacy Instruction in Academic Libraries” Presentation. 

  • Choose Privacy Every Day

  • Coombs, K. A. (2005). Protecting User Privacy in the Age of Digital Libraries. Computers in Libraries, 25(6), 16-20.

  • Coombs, K. A. (2004). Walking a tightrope: Academic libraries and privacy. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 30(6), 493-498.

  • Falk, H. (2004). Privacy in libraries. The Electronic Library, 22(3), 281-284.

    Jones, B. M. (2010). Libraries, technology, and the culture of privacy. Library Technology Reports, 46(8), 8.

    Library Freedom Project

  • Givens, C. L. (2015). Information privacy fundamentals for librarians and information professionals. New York, NY: Rowman and Littlefield.

  • Magnuson, L. (2011). Promoting privacy: Online and reputation management as an information literacy skill. College & Research Libraries News, 72(3), 137-140.

  • Molnar, D., & Wagner, D. (2004, October). Privacy and security in library RFID: Issues, practices, and architectures. In Proceedings of the 11th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (pp. 210-219). ACM.
  • Moallem, A. (2017, July). Do You Really Trust “Privacy Policy” or “Terms of Use” Agreements Without Reading Them?. In International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (pp. 290-295). 

  • Shuler, J. A. (2004). Privacy and academic libraries: Widening the frame of discussion. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 30(2), 157-159.
  • Wissinger, C. L. (2017). Privacy Literacy: From Theory to Practice. Communications in Information Literacy, 11(2), 378-389. 

Developing Partnerships for Improved Online Privacy and Cyber Security Poster Session

Privacy Literacy Related Handouts

These handouts were distributed at privacy literacy outreach events on our campus. They include tips for developing a positive online persona, specific tips for posting to social media and LinkedIn, a Technology Day Presentation and associated handouts, and a worksheet on privacy literacy from a library class.  

Privacy Related Background Resources

Government Information / Outreach Librarian