Library Privacy Advocacy
Maybe talking with others about privacy concerns has you feeling like you would like to do more at your library, or even be part of a broader set of advocacy work on privacy-related issues. Below are ways to be a library privacy advocate:
- Talk about privacy. This goes a long way in normalizing privacy as something to think about and discuss.
- Say something when you see something.
- Push back against non-privacy conventions.
- Build and use the collective voice. Find like-minded people or organizations where you can find others in support of privacy values.
- Educate and teach others. This could even be sharing an article with co-workers.
- Point people to advocacy work already being done.
Imagine you get pushback during your privacy conversations. Build a persuasive argument.
Looking for way a to work with other who are advocates in the library field? Here’s a few to check out: ALA’s Privacy Subcommittee, Library Freedom Project, American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Digital Library Federation’s Privacy and Ethics in Technology.