Efforts to roll back privacy laws and regulations and the unchecked collection and use of individuals' online data are challenging libraries' ability to protect their patrons' privacy. Learn about the tools and tactics you and your library can employ to implement practical and cost-effective tactics for protecting your users' online privacy. This fast-paced presentation will identify the most pressing privacy issues in libraries and provide practical solutions to those issues that will help secure your patrons' data and shield them from unwanted surveillance. Topics to be addressed include configuring and managing the integrated library system; using encryption to secure the privacy of data and communications, including instruction on how to install free HTTPS certificates on library websites using Let's Encrypt; and providing anonymous web browsing using TOR and other tools.
Michael Robinson is chair of the ALA's Intellectual Freedom Privacy Subcommittee and head of systems at the Consortium Library at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He has worked with technology in academic, public, and special libraries and is keenly interested how libraries use technology to provide access to information and services to users.
Galen Charlton is infrastructure manager at the Equinox Open Library Initiative and a developer for the Evergreen and Koha open source ILS projects. You can follow Galen on Twitter at @gmcharlt and on his blog at galencharlton.com/blog.
Bill Marden became NYPL’s first director of Data Privacy and Compliance in November 2015. He comes to NYPL with almost 20 years of policy, regulatory, and compliance experience at some of the world’s leading financial institutions including Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, and UBS. Among his efforts at Citigroup, Bill helped revamp the governance and internal control infrastructure of Citibank N.A., including resolving key issues with federal regulators. Previous to his time in the financial world, Bill was a librarian in both the public and private sectors, including six years as books and manuscripts curator for the Frederick R. Koch Foundation, now housed at Yale's Beinecke Library. He also interned at the Pierpont Morgan Library while studying for his MLS, which he received from Columbia University in 1988. He is the author of two award-winning books about New York City bookstores and is a contributor to the forthcoming book, “Protecting Patron Privacy” (NY: Rowman & Littlefield, June 2017).
Meeting Type: Program
Content Area: Updates/Briefings
Interests: Intellectual Freedom, Legislation
Type of Library: Academic, High School, Library School, Middle School, Public, Rural
Sponsors: ALA, OIF
Cost: Included with full conference registration.