National “Choose Privacy Week” Launched by American Library Association

National “Choose Privacy Week” Launched by American Library Association

With support from the Open Society Institute, the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom has launched its first annual Choose Privacy Week, May 2-8, 2010.

Choose Privacy Week is a new initiative to engage librarians and library users across the U.S. in a national conversation about privacy rights in the digital age. The campaign gives individuals the resources to think critically and make more informed choices about their privacy.

Urging librarians and library users to protect their freedom to read, search, and learn in the digital age, the initiative provides librarians with educational and advocacy resources to protect library users' privacy from government and commercial intrusion, and help library users think critically and make more informed choices about their privacy. Print and online tools provide libraries with out-of-the-box programming and outreach tools to bring into their communities.

The initiative was developed and launched with support from OSI's National Security and Human Rights Campaign.