Library 2.016 "Privacy in the Digital Age" Recordings

Thank you for registering for and/or attending the Library 2.016 virtual mini-conference "Privacy in the Digital Age," held yesterday. The links to the recordings are below.  
We had a great day (!), but not a day without some surprise changes to our opening keynote hour.  Deborah Caldwell-Stone and Lee Rainie have just had family emergencies, and Jonathan Hernandez had trouble logging in (see the note below). Barbara Bailey, Peter Chase, and Janet Nocek were heroes of the day by shifting their session to be the opening keynote, and did a great job. We'll be working with those speakers to see if they are able to record their presentations in the near future, and will keep you updated on that. We'll also be releasing an interview with Allison Macrina.
We do know that some of you had trouble logging in, and we apologize for that. We think we've identified what that issue was--it didn't affect everyone, was sometimes helped by switching browsers, and for the tech-nerds in the group, it ultimately turned out to be related to how the "&" was translated in the HTML versions of the emails. So for our June and October events, we plan on avoiding that particular issue!
You're getting first shot at these recordings because you registered for the event. We will publish them publicly in the near future on the event recordings page at, and there will be an easy link to find them from the website if you're looking for them in the future. Each session has three recording versions:
  1. The full Blackboard Collaborate version (requires Java, lets you see the chat conversation, and lets you download chat and slides / whiteboard by using file > save menu);
  2. An MP3 audio version;
  3. An MP4 video version.
If you want to watch the video versions, you may find it easier to just use the YouTube channel at These are uploading as this email is going out, and may take an hour or so to all show up.

Please use #library2016 and #privacy on any social media posts about the conference, and do encourage other to join the Library 2.0 network to receive information on future events.

March 16, 2016

Barbara Bailey, Peter Chase, + Janet Nocek,
KEYNOTE: A Current Update on Library Records, Privacy, and National Security Letters.
Brief overview of Doe vs. Gonzalez, updates on Patriot Act and National Security Letters, why privacy is important in libraries and tips for keeping patron information private. Best practices for protecting patron confidentiality will be discussed.
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Jessamyn West, Open Library
The Digital Divide and Privacy Concerns
What are the things we need to think about when introducing novice users to the concepts of online privacy and their own reluctance to get online because of privacy concerns?
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Kelley Cotter, Marketing + Electronic Communications Librarian, Gumberg Library at Duquesne University
Protecting Our Principles and Patrons’ Privacy on Social Media: Libraries Sharing Without 'Oversharing.'
Social media has become an essential means of connecting with others, which makes it particularly useful to libraries as a tool for user outreach and engagement. However, social media also challenges our professional principles and practices related to privacy by encouraging users to make their private lives public and blurring the boundaries of acceptable information sharing . As libraries adopt social media for marketing and outreach, the American Library Association’s principles related to privacy warrant further consideration and updating. This session presents the findings from a study of how librarians and library staff perceive and handle issues of patron privacy related to social media marketing in libraries. The findings will help further discussion of how libraries and librarians can and should consider protecting patron privacy in their use of social media for marketing, what library users should expect, and how to shape change through dialogue and policy development.
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T.J. Lamanna, Adult Service Librarian at the Cherry Hill Public Library
Tor Relays Using Raspberry Pi.
This session would show librarians and activists how to set up a Tor Relay using a Raspberry Pi. Tor Relays are integral in creating a safe and private Tor network. This program works on getting librarians involved in creating a more private world for their patrons and beyond. Not only will you leave with the ability to create a Tor Relay but this is fantastic opportunity to learn more about Tor and what it means in your community.
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Martyn Wade, Chair, Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
The 'Right to be Forgotten' and Its Impact on Libraries and Librarians
There is always a tension between the 'right to know' and 'the right to privacy', both of which are seen as important in human rights. The near ubiquity of the internet is now being matched by the ability of search engines to identify and make visible personal information and most search engines have been willing to consider removing such information upon request. In parts of the world this has now moved into the legal sphere with some jurisdictions requiring search engines to remove certain personal information. This has become known as 'The Right to be Forgotten'. This paper looks at the background to the Right to be Forgotten, and discusses the recent IFLA statement on this subject.
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Shahid Buttar, Director of Grassroots Advocacy Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
Apple vs. FBI, State Privacy Laws, and Library Patrons
What's at stake in Apple's fight to defend security and privacy from the latest government power grab? Where do libraries fit in? And how can librarians help defend constitutional rights at time when other government agencies increasingly ignore or violate them?
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Raymond Pun, First Year Student Success Librarian at the California State University, Fresno
The ALA's Core Value of Intellectual Freedom in China: Challenges and Progressions.
This presentation covers the importance and relevance of one of the American Library Association (ALA) Core Values of Librarianship: Intellectual Freedom in China in the historical context. How has the ALA fostered a culture of intellectual freedom in this country with starkly different political views and cultural ideas? Exploring China's past from 1960s to today's digital era, the presentation offers perspective on the historical development of China's censorship policies in relations to intellectual free and emphasize how this Core Value still plays a vital role in the country through international library cooperation and Sino-American partnership universities in the 21st century.
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M. Ryan Hess, Senior Librarian for Information Technology at the City of Palo Alto Library
Make Your Library a Privacy and Security Resource.
Everyone wants your data. Government agents, criminals and hackers are exploiting holes in the Internet but also the general lack of public awareness or outright ambivalence toward protecting personal data. But being careful can be easy without giving up many of the conveniences and user experiences people expect. Libraries have traditionally played a role in defending privacy and securing our intellectual data from those that wish to snoop. In this tour of privacy and security tools, librarians can dip their toe in the emerging ecosystem of web services and best practices such as VPN services, password managers, encrypted email and text and better social networking habits that can make everyone safe and secure. These tools and tips can then be shared through new services, programming and patron interactions at your library.
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Julie Oborny, Web Librarian at the San José Public Library
San José Public Library's Virtual Privacy Lab
Learn about San José Public Library's Virtual Privacy Lab, a free online resource that can help you and your patrons build personalized toolkits for optimizing online privacy. | Scary. Overwhelming. Tedious. These are just a few of the words San José Public Library patrons used to describe how they felt about online privacy. This session will illustrate the process of transforming a broad, intimidating topic like online privacy into a learning opportunity that is personal, approachable, actionable, and reusable.
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Bonnie Tijerina, Melissa Morrone, + Audrey Evans,
Working with Technologists on Digital Privacy Literacy in Libraries
Digital privacy literacy instruction for the public has to begin with an understanding of library staff’s own digital privacy literacy levels and information needs. A staff training curriculum development process can start with gathering real-world questions that come up in libraries, while also tapping into the expertise within communities of technologists. This panel will explore the value of librarians working alongside technologists to better ascertain and meet staff training needs, develop digital privacy literacy curricula, and build resources and programming around the topic.
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Jamie Larue, Director, American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom
Closing Keynote
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