- Verbally alerting patrons to specific privacy policies when addressing an individual question/concern;
- Publicly posting privacy policies, preferably in the same location as library computers;
- Providing handouts with a summary of library privacy policies at various locations throughout the building;
- Creating an easily accessible link on the library homepage to navigate to library privacy policies;
- Sharing information about library privacy policies on social media and in email blasts; and,
- Providing written policies in English and the other languages commonly spoken by your patrons.
While the above is not an exhaustive list, it provides a starting point for communicating with patrons about evolving library privacy policies.
The examples used in this framework were chosen to highlight various ways library systems in the U.S. are addressing the risks associated with patron data and technology use. Their inclusion does not denote an endorsement from the Safe Data | Safe Families project.