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Call for papers: COVID-19 pandemic, libraries, and privacy concerns

  • 1.  Call for papers: COVID-19 pandemic, libraries, and privacy concerns

    Posted Nov 16, 2021 03:41 PM
    Just a reminder that the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy is hosting a special call for papers. Deadline is 12/31/2021. We accept research manuscripts for peer review and non-peer reviewed, shorter, commentaries. See the link below for more information. 
    With this special issue of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom & Privacy, we seek contributions that explore issues of privacy in various types of libraries, stemming from new and modified services during the COVID-19 pandemic and, especially, the privacy implications for future library work.
    Suggested Topics Include:
    • Protecting patron privacy in the virtual setting
    • The library's role in educating about digital privacy
    • Contact-tracing and patron privacy
    • Library employee privacy
    • How to evaluate library technology for privacy and security risks
    • Exposed problems with existing services
    • Patron privacy and online learning
    • Equality of access during the pandemic
    • Freedom of speech versus misinformation in the context of COVID19
    Contact the editor at if you have questions. 

    Shannon Oltmann
    Associate Professor
    School of Information Science, University of Kentucky