Choose Privacy Week Webinar (American Libraries/OIF)

This free 90-minute webinar will feature a panel of experts on "hot topics" in privacy today, plus practical tips and resources for developing library programming to engage the community. Brought to you by American Libraries and ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom.

Privacy topics to be considered will include:

  • The USA Patriot Act and reader privacy: its history, how it affects libraries, its current status and thoughts on its future
  • Airport screening and surveillance: evolving practices of the TSA and how they impact personal privacy
  • Youth, privacy, and social networking: current research on privacy attitudes of young people
  • Overview of specific resources that libraries can use to offer programs and events on these topics
  • Q&A, discussion of privacy issues, and ideas and best practices for addressing them in the library

Learning Outcomes

Target Audience


  • (moderator) Angela Maycock, assistant director, ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom
  • Deborah Caldwell-Stone, deputy director, ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom
  • Michael Zimmer, PhD, assistant professor, School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and co-director of the Center for Information Policy Research
  • Ginger McCall, assistant director, Electronic Privacy Information Center’s (EPIC) Open Government Project

Credits &/or CEUs



Dan Kaplan


American Libraries, the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom