Annual Conference Session
From whistleblowing to secure searching, the need for anonymity is making a comeback. Librarians have become increasingly adept at protecting privacy from growing threats, but what should librarians do about the anonymity need? Join Talya Cooper, former archivist for The Intercept, and Alison Macrina, founder of Library Freedom Project, as they discuss the practical implications and applications of anonymity in libraries, which they also detail in their new ALA Neal-Schuman book "Anonymity." They'll walk through example scenarios highlighting the need for anonymity, talk case studies about how anonymity has aided democracy, and cover the community aspect of anonymity and how libraries can be part of that collective responsibility. This participatory talk will encourage librarians to think through how to implement anonymity services in their own libraries.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA, Center for the Future of Libraries, Publishing
Meeting Type: Other
Cost: Included with full conference registration.