How do we strike a balance between our right to know, and what is known about us in regards to privacy? How are libraries responding to the increasing complexities of data tracking and desires for data-informed services and marketing?
The very important and timely topic of privacy is the focus of a Library 2.016 free, online mini-conference, Privacy in the Digital Age, on Wednesday, March 16 from 1-4 p.m. Mountain Time.
The five keynote speakers are:
- Lee Rainie; Director, Internet, Science, and Technology Research; Pew Research Center;
- Jamie Larue, Director, Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association;
- Jonathan Hernández, Associate Researcher, Library and Information Institute, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM);
- Deborah Caldwell-Stone, Deputy Director, Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association; and
- Alison Macrina, Director, Library Freedom Project.
In addition, information professionals and encouraged to share their expertise and present at the conference. Presentation proposals are now being accepted. Presentations should be at least 15 minutes in length, and all sessions must be completed (including Q&A) within 25 minutes. Slots are limited, and may fill before the final March 11, 2016 deadline for proposals.
The Library 2.016 online conference will take place via Blackboard Collaborate and is free to attend. Advanced registration is required. Learn more at www.library20.com/privacy.