Privacy Field Guides: Take Action on Privacy in Your Library

Privacy is a core value of librarianship, yet it often feels like an overwhelming and onerous undertaking. With a deluge of information telling library workers why privacy is important and what the issues are, there has until now been a lack of practical how-to guides for making concrete privacy changes in the library. The Institute of Museum and Library Services, in partnership with the American Library Association, has sponsored the creation of Privacy Field Guides. Come to this interactive session to learn more about how you can use these guides in your library, discuss privacy concerns and ask questions in a judgement free zone, and leave empowered to make privacy changes at your library!

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Oct 09 2021


10:00 am - 11:00 am




  • Bonnie Tijerina
    Bonnie Tijerina
    Affiliate Researcher, Data & Society Research Institute

    Bonnie Tijerina is a librarian, entrepreneur and library community convener. She is currently an affiliate researcher at the Data & Society Research Institute, leading an IMLS-funded project to create easy ways for library staff to incorporate more privacy-protection measures into their work and libraries. Bonnie has worked in academic libraries for over ten years. She is founder of ER&L (Electronic Resources & Libraries) conference and organization, created to facilitate communication and foster collaboration among information management and e-resources professionals in libraries.

  • Erin Berman
    Erin Berman
    Division Director, Alameda County Library

    Erin Berman is a fierce privacy advocate, leading the American Library Association’s Privacy Subcommittee. Erin got her start with ALA as an Emerging Leader in 2014 and quickly joined the Rainbow Roundtable as their Fundraising Chair. In 2016, she was named one of Library Journal’s Movers and Shakers. During her time as Innovations Manager for San José Public Library, she published the book “”Your Technology Outreach Adventure: Tools for Human-Centered Problem Solving. Currently, she works as the Division Director of the Learning Group for the Alameda County Library in California.