Participants will explore the realm of library data privacy through the data lifecycle, from deciding what to collect and storing data to deciding who has access to what data and deleting data in both physical and electronic formats. We will cover common library practices that put patron privacy at risk as well as practices that library staff can mitigate those risks at that stage. Participants will gain a better overall view of how patron data flows through the library and come back to their libraries with practical strategies in protecting the privacy of their patrons’ data.

Power Point


Original broadcast August 21, 2019 

Biography – Becky Yoose
Becky Yoose is the founder and Library Data Privacy Consultant for LDH Consulting Services, a consultancy that guides libraries and their vendors in protecting patron data without sacrificing operational data needs. For over a decade, Becky has wrangled library data in its various forms in academic and public libraries. Becky received her MA-LIS from University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2008, and has been a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) with the International Association of Privacy Professionals since 2018. You can find her online at yobj.netand @yo_bj on Twitter.