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Social Media

2015

City University of New York (CUNY)

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Librarians As Feisty Advocates For Privacy, Sarah Lamdan Sep 2015

Librarians As Feisty Advocates For Privacy, Sarah Lamdan

Urban Library Journal

Librarians are the ideal professional group to advocate for privacy and intellectual freedom during online social media product use. Under the central leadership of the American Library Association (ALA), librarians should lead a campaign to urge Internet social media companies to include Privacy by Design principles in their user agreements. This social media privacy campaign would follow librarians’ historical privacy advocacy efforts, and promoting ethical user agreements presents a new venue for librarians’ advocacy in the era of online information access.