Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Choose Privacy Week

Choose Privacy Week

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.

Our website, http://www.privacyrevolution.org/, is a great resource to learn more about Choose Privacy Week, find events in your area, and get resources for programs and educational opportunities. You can also show your support by becoming a fan at www.facebook.com/chooseprivacyweek and by following us at www.twitter.com/privacyala. (If you're tweeting about the week, please use the #chooseprivacy hashtag!)

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