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Taking a stand for privacy (London)

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The British Library

96 Euston road

London

NW1 2DB

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If you work in a UK public library - as a library assistant, librarian, library manager or in any other role - this workshop is for you.

The aim of the workshop is for public library staff to be informed citizens when it comes to how the Internet works, how it impacts on their online privacy and how to protect it - and for them to in turn take a stand to protect citizens' privacy in libraries.

By the end of the session participants will:

  • have an understanding of how and why the issue of online privacy affects libraries and citizens using them;
  • know what personal information is shared when an individual accesses a website or uses a mobile app;
  • be able to use and recommend basic digital privacy tools and practices;
  • know what steps to take to better protect the online privacy of citizens using library services.

The workshop should last up to 3.5 hours, with a short break included. On 10th May the workshop will take place in the Foyle Suite at the British Library. You can choose either of the following times:

  • morning session (9:30-13:00);
  • afternoon session (13:30-17:00).

Attendees should bring a laptop if they have one.



About this series of workshops
These events are organised and delivered by Aude Charillon. Aude works as a Library and Information Officer at Newcastle Libraries, where her responsibilities include open data and digital literacy activities. Since 2016 she has co-organised cryptoparties and other privacy events at Newcastle City Library and has been exploring ways for Newcastle Libraries to take a more active stance in helping citizens to protect their privacy online.

In 2017 Aude was commissioned by the Carnegie UK Trust to develop a set of resources to support staff in public libraries across the country in protecting the privacy of citizens. The project covers:

  • transparency around how personal data is being handled within public libraries;
  • how public libraries should take a stand to protect their citizens’ privacy;
  • training frontline library staff to be advocates for privacy.

Workshops are scheduled in April and May 2018 while resources are due to be published at the end of May 2018.
Join the conversation on Twitter using #libstaff4privacy



Header image credits: icon on the left created by Gregor Cresnar (Noun Project); icon on the right created by Gan Khoon Lay (Noun Project).

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United Kingdom

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