About This Course


The relationship status between privacy and libraries is "It's complicated." Privacy is a basic patron right and a core tenet in professional ethics and standards. Libraries market themselves as protectors and advocates of privacy. However, the reality of how libraries use patron data complicates the library's ability to be privacy protector and advocate and, in some cases, contradicts these roles. Libraries need patron data for their library to function and to survive in a world that ties performance to budgets and resources, but how can libraries be good data privacy stewards while meeting operational needs in this complicated data reality?

This course will provide foundational knowledge around libraries, data, and privacy for learners who are new to libraries or who want a place to start their library privacy journey.

Becky Yoose, founder of and Library Data Privacy Consultant for LDH Consulting Services, is the instructor for this course, which was offered as a four-week course in February 2021.

How This On Demand Course Works


Infopeople on Demand courses provide an opportunity to take discounted versions of recent Infopeople courses, repackaged as asynchronous courses so that learners can take them any time. While instructors are not available for discussion or feedback, these courses are designed so that learners have unlimited access to materials and can participate at their own pace.

The course fee is $75. To pay by credit card, click on the "enroll in course" button above. To pay by check, please contact [email protected].

Questions? Please contact [email protected].

Curriculum


  Introduction and Overview
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  Unit 1: Libraries, Data, and Privacy
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  Unit 2: Protecting Patron Data in Library Operations
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  Unit 3: Patron Privacy Considerations and Communications
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  Unit 4: Practicing Data Privacy at Your Library
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Infopeople is part of the Califa Group, a nonprofit consortium of more than 230 libraries committed to unleashing the impact of libraries. Infopeople provides library staff quality continuing education opportunities that are tailored to library needs and developed by experienced library professionals. Training formats include 2-6 week online courses that include both synchronous and asynchronous components; on demand, self-paced courses; and free one-hour webinars.