patron privacy

black and white photo of orange and white cat sitting on a plate decorated with lilies
From St. Nicholas vol. 30 no. 4 / edited by Mary Mapes Dodge (1903)

101st chat, Tuesday March 6 2018: patron privacy
6pm Pacific / 7pm Mountain / 8pm Central / 9pm Eastern

moderated by @zoefisher_
Storify (pdf, html) by @violetbfox

Previous critlib chats about privacy:

Suggested resources:

Discussion questions:

  • Q1. Does your library have a public statement about patron privacy? How was it created? How is it used? #critlib
  • Q2. How is the concept of privacy culturally constructed? What stereotypes about privacy do we attach to certain cultures or groups of people? #critlib
  • Q3. From your perspective, what risks to patron privacy are acceptable in order to provide library services? #critlib
  • Q4. How are library workers complicit in eroding and compromising patron privacy? #critlib
  • Q5. What are some steps taken by your library to uphold patron privacy? What projects/initiatives around patron privacy would you like to develop at your library? #critlib