Welcome to the Privacy Guide for Librarians
Protecting user privacy and confidentiality has long been an integral part of the mission of libraries. The ALA has affirmed a right to privacy since 1939. Existing ALA policies affirm that confidentiality is crucial to freedom of inquiry. Rights to privacy and confidentiality also are implicit in the Library Bill of Rights’ guarantee of free access to library resources for all users.
This guide will help academic, public librarians as well as information professionals to navigate the privacy maze.
Our understanding of the term privacy includes online, digital, information, mobile and data privacy.
I hope you will enjoy learning more on this important topic.
Please feel free to email us for feedback and or suggestions.
Stefanie Havelka: firstname.lastname@example.org
Martha Lerski: email@example.com
CUNY has two different kinds of policy on privacy.