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Privacy Guide for Librarians: Articles

The resources in this guide help librarians to educate themselves on all aspect of privacy related to libraries

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Selected Resources, Updated July 2016

Brief Reference List for Privacy Resources

Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. (2011, May). User privacy in libraries: Guidelines for the reflective practicioner [PDF]. London, England: Policy & Advocacy Unit, Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals.

Dartiguepeyrou, C. (Ed.). (2014). The futures of privacy (Think Tank Futur Numérique, pp. 1-139, Publication). [France]: Cahier de prospective: Fondation Telecom. Retrieved April 18, 2016, from

Fitzpatrick, Jason. (2015, July 8)   (2016).  How to Choose the Best VPN Service for Your NeedsHow-To Geek.  Retrieved July 21, 2016 from

Gangadharan, S. P. (2015). The downside of digital inclusion: Expectations and experiences of privacy and surveillance among marginal Internet users. New Media & Society. doi:10.1177/1461444815614053

Hansen, H. K., & Flyverbom, M. (2014). The politics of transparency and the calibration of knowledge in the digital age. Organization, 22(6), 872-889. doi:10.1177/1350508414522315 

Patrick, E. (2015, June 1). Can browser extensions really protect your privacy? [Web log post]. Retrieved March 29, 2016 from

Peña Gangadharan, S., & Tijerina, B. (2015). The nine circles of surveillance hell: An institutional view of information flows and information threats in libraries. CUNY Academic Works.

Sutlieff, L., & Chelin, J. (2010). 'An absolute prerequisite': The importance of user privacy and trust in maintaining academic freedom at the library. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 42(3), 163-177. doi:10.1177/0961000610368916

Thielman, S. (2016, January 13). You are not what you read: Librarians purge user data to protect privacy. The Guardian. Retrieved from 

Wise, P. (2015). Library privacy policies in 2015: Strategies for renewed relevance. CUNY Academic Works.