ALA has announced the first ever "Choose Privacy Week" to be held May 2-8, 2010. Choose Privacy Week is a new initiative started by the American Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee (ALAIFC) and Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) to spark a national conversation about privacy. Libraries have always been centers for learning and a place to discuss information issues so they make a perfect place to invite users join the conversation about privacy rights a digital age.
Choose Privacy Week is a campaign that gives libraries the tools to educate and engage users, and gives citizens the resources to think critically and make more informed choices about their privacy. Privacy has always been important to libraries and librarians across America. ALA has helped to defend the rights of library users for over 50 years. Choose Privacy Week is a way to further those efforts, by emphasizing the complexities of privacy in the digital age and beginning a conversation among librarians, patrons, lawmakers and the public at large. Your library can contribute to the efforts in facilitating this national conversation.
Join LTLS and Barbara Jones!
On May 6, at 3:30pm we invite you to join the Director of ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom, Barbara Jones, to learn about a new ALA initiative that invites library users into a national conversation about privacy rights in a digital age. This session will explore how libraries can assist patrons in thinking critically and making more informed choices about their information privacy. Barbara will be showcasing some of ALA's ideas and promotional materials. To register for this event click here.