PDA Event: Library Freedom Project: Privacy in the Library

Thursday, March 2, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

This webinar explores the role libraries play in patron privacy journeys, which includes the layout of our physical spaces, the way we handle sensitive documents, which resources we share, and more. Privacy advocate Tess Wilson discusses practical approaches to patron support and ways we might teach patrons about their online data safety. This webinar is intended for any library worker with an interest in privacy.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify points of vulnerability in interactions with patron data 
  • Share tips and tools with patrons to support their data privacy 
  • Apply practical approaches to library spaces, policies, and procedures as a way to maximize privacy


Tess Wilson is a privacy advocate with Library Freedom Project. She is a librarian who loves talking loudly about digital literacy, equitable access, and citizen science. Most recently, she was a co-author of an ALA United for Libraries Action Planner and contributed a chapter to ACRL's forthcoming Data Literacy Cookbook.

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Sponsored by BLC.