A Practical Guide to Privacy Audits

A Practical Guide to Privacy Audits WebinarNOTE: This past webinar has now been archived. The recording can be viewed below for free or on YouTube.

It’s one small step for your library, one giant leap for protecting privacy, confidentiality, and intellectual freedom!

Have you checked out ALA’s privacy guidelines and checklists, yet? Are you trying to figure out where privacy falls into your list of library priorities? Does the whole idea of improving privacy at your library seem too overwhelming to pursue? San José Public Library is here to help you take your first step: a privacy audit. Attendees will learn why healthy privacy practices are more critical than ever before and get a step-by-step guide for starting an audit at their libraries.

This archived webinar was originally presented April 16, 2018



Choose Privacy Week (May 1 - 7, 2018)

Who Should Attend

  • Librarians: public, K-12 school, academic
  • Teachers and allied adults
  • Administration: directors, systems, superintendents, principals
  • Library boards and school boards
  • Organizations concerned with privacy



Julie ObornyJulie Oborny is a Web Librarian for San José Public Library (SJPL), where she focuses on analyzing, designing, and developing the library's online experiences. As an advocate for privacy, intellectual freedom, and technology literacy, she valued the opportunity to work on the design and development team for the award-winning Virtual Privacy Lab—a free resource that helps people optimize their online privacy. Julie authored a chapter about social network sites, surveillance, and RFID in Protecting Patron Privacy: A LITA Guide. She also participated in SJPL's privacy audit.


Erin BermanErin Berman is the Innovations Manager for the San José Public Library. She was an American Library Association’s Emerging Leader in the class of 2014, was named one of Library Journal’s Movers and Shakers in 2016,and is currently a California Library Association At-Large Board Member. Her work in the library field has mainly focused on technology literacy, leading projects such as the Virtual Privacy Lab, the Maker[Space]Ship, and most recently an internal privacy audit.





How to Register


Tech Requirements

You’ll need a stable internet connection and working headphones/speakers.


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