Library Privacy Design Session @ ALA

Hi all, I just came across a program announcement on ALA Connect and wanted to share with the group. Two researchers from UMD are hosting a participatory design session to get feedback from library staff on resources to support patron privacy education. The Monday session is full, but I was able to register for the Saturday morning session if anyone wants to join!

We (Mega Subramaniam and Jessica Vitak) are from the University of Maryland, and we’re running two design sessions for public library staff at the ALA Annual Conference, on Saturday, June 22 from 8.30 am-10 am and Monday, June 24 from 8.30 am-10 am at the Washington Convention Center. The goal of this session is to get feedback from library staff on the development of training modules and other resources for helping patrons develop digital privacy and security skills, and assisting patrons with information requests that involve sensitive information.

Come and share your experiences, lessons learned, and branch practices, and receive a $15 Amazon gift card in thanks. Signup is required - please complete this form:

Limited space is available - please sign-up at your earliest convenience. You only need to attend ONE session.

Questions? Email Mega at More information on the project (which is funded by IMLS) can be found at