Saturday, June 2, 2018

Librarians Viewpoints on Privacy

This article reports findings from a new survey measuring librarians' views on privacy rights and protecting library users' privacy. The study assesses librarians' attitudes about privacy, provides important data that will help privacy advocates evaluate the state of privacy in the United States and libraries' role in protecting library users' privacy. Overall, the results indicate a high level of concern among respondents over information privacy and a desire to control access and use of personal information. Implications are discussed for future advocacy and outreach by the American Library Association and related advocacy educational groups.

Zimmer, M. (2014). Librarians’ attitudes regarding information and internet privacy. The Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy, 84(2), 123-151.

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