From our conversations with library staff, we identified a set of common patron requests related to data privacy. We then created printable handouts that can be used by library staff to raise patron awareness of these privacy issues. They can be posted at computer stations in the library, or handed out to patrons at circulation/information desks.
We’ve also created annotated versions for several of these Teaching Moments. Annotated versions include talking points and helpful language library staff can use when talking to patrons about data privacy. These can be shared via your internal intranet, or posted in breakrooms or back offices.
Click on a topic to access a downloadable PDF of each teaching moment (available in English and Spanish) as well as a PDF of the annotated version (if available).
Location data is collected by a lot of apps on cell phones. Sometimes it’s needed for an app to work, but many times it’s not. Because location data is highly sensitive, it’s important for people to make sure only apps that need it have access.Download in English Download in Spanish Download Annotated
Facebook is still the most popular social media platform, with more than 2 billion users worldwide. Many people connect with friends, family, coworkers, and others through the site, and we share a lot of information through posts, photos, and videos. Because of this, it’s important to make sure your account is set up the way you want it to be. This handout provides suggestions for settings to review.Download in English Download in Spanish