Join us for an informal and lively discussion on the issue of privacy in the digital age. Historically, libraries have been staunch defenders of patron privacy. But in an era when citizens routinely share their information, particularly in the digital realm, in order to receive tailored book and movie recommendations and targeted services, are libraries standing in the way of their own progress? Could libraries track patron information for good, rather than evil?
Food for thought:
- ALA Code of Ethics
- Balancing Privacy and Innovation: Reinventing Libraries, a Library Journal article by Joseph Janes
- As Libraries Go Digital, a Chronicle article by Marc Perry
- Digital Rights and Wrongs, video by MIT Professor Alex Pentland
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 5:30pm to 7pm
Champions Sports Bar (Marriott Hotel)
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.