Posts Tagged ‘Choose Privacy Week’
Jonathan Kelley | December 6, 2011
The third Choose Privacy Week will be May 1-7, 2012. Choose Privacy Week posters, bookmarks, buttons, and other resources are available for sale now at the ALA Store. To stay abreast of Choose Privacy Week announcements, follow @privacyala on Twitter or become a Facebook fan. The theme for this year is “Freedom from Surveillance”:
Banned Books Week 2012 will take place September 30 – October 6. 2012 marks the 30th anniversary of the first Banned Books Week, and the Office for Intellectual Freedom and our sponsoring partners have a lot of terrific activities in store! Check out the ALA website on Banned Books Week and bannedbooksweek.org for more information. You also can become a fan at www.facebook.com/bannedbooksweek or follow @OIF on Twitter – the hashtag is #BannedBooksWeek.
2012 promises to be a banner year for OIF programming, so mark your calendars!
Choose Privacy Week is an initiative that invites library users into a national conversation about privacy rights in a digital age. The campaign gives libraries the tools they need to educate and engage users, and gives citizens the resources to think critically and make more informed choices about their privacy.
“Point/counterpoint on the contentious issue of parental monitoring”
This week marks the inaugural Choose Privacy Week, a celebration of our right to privacy and an opportunity to engage libraries, librarians, and the general public about the importance of this issue in our increasingly public world. Sponsored by the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom, Choose Privacy Week is made possible in part by a grant from the Open Society Institute.
To help us kick off this week, we are thrilled to present a 20-minute video featuring Neil Gaiman, Cory Doctorow, ALA President Camila Alire, University of Chicago professor Geoffrey Stone, and others. We hope you’ll take a chance to watch and share it with your friends and colleagues, library users and students. It’s a wonderful introduction to the issues we’re focused on, and a great way to kick off Choose Privacy Week. It’s available at http://vimeo.com/11399383. Please consider embedding it on your blog/website/Facebook wall, emailing it to your e-lists, etc.