Title : Privacy Rights and Resources in Libraries: An Online Discussion with BayNet
Date/Time: December 11, Friday 12-1 pm PT
Description: COVID-19 has turned everything inside out. A lot of programs, meetings, and training have been flipped online. Concerns about surveillance and privacy of users are on the rise. In addition, the state of CA has recently passed the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). What does this all mean for libraries, library workers and for our users? In this online discussion, we welcome all interested in talking about privacy resources and strategies. Facilitators include those who have participated in the Library Freedom Institute (LFI) and will share their experiences and perspectives. All are welcome to attend! This session will not be recorded.
Raymond Pun (he/him) is an academic/school librarian in the Bay Area. He is the school representative in the BayNet Board. He was also a participant of Library Freedom Institute, Cohort 3.
Megan Wong works at the Burlingame Public Library. She is in Cohort 4 of the Library Freedom Institute and is currently reading Dune.
Megan Kinney is a Bay Area, California librarian passionate about working in community college communities. Through her work with faculty and students, together they explore the intricacies of information and privacy – how the search for one impacts the balance of the other, and how these things can feel both powerful and dangerous. Megan engages her LFI experience on a daily basis, and finds her technical expertise and knowledge around privacy issues invaluable to her work with electronic resources.