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ALCTS webinar: Securing Patron Privacy

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, US/Central

ALCTS webinar: Securing Patron Privacy


Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.


Description: Article III of the ALA Code of Ethics reads "We protect each library user's right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted." But do we, when those materials are online? Can we? How?


Learning outcomes:

  • Understand where e-resource providers and infrastructure may compromise patron privacy

  • Understand how common web infrastructures and practices may compromise patron privacy.

  • Be prepared to implement privacy-protecting technology in library computers.

  • Be prepared to advocate for patron privacy with library administrators and e-resource providers.


Who should attend?  E-resource managers. Library administrators. Library web managers.



Dorothea Salo is a Faculty Associate in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where she teaches about scholarly communication and publishing, metadata, and library/archives technology. She has written and presented internationally on patron privacy, copyright, institutional repositories, linked data, and data curation. She holds an MA in Library and Information Studies and another in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Registration Fees:  ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate $129


For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:



ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.


For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Megan Dougherty, Program Officer, ALCTS Continuing Education at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org.


Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.