fighting surveillance @ your library

My friend and Radical Reference colleague Melissa just published a great article about how your local library can help you resist the surveillance state. You should go read it!

And then, since several people who have read it have asked me about it, here’s the privacy brochure I made for my library. Please feel free to steal, adapt, or otherwise use it to help explain library policy to your patrons. (And here it is as a Publisher file, if you’d like to be able to edit it.)

2 comments

  1. Megan

    I really like the brochure you made for your library! I may suggest something like that for my library as well. I just wanted to let you know that in the paragraph “Just as we would not give out information about your library record to anyone, we will not give it to you unless we know for sure who you.” I believe you need “are” at the end of the sentence. :)

  2. laura

    Oh, yeah, thanks for pointing that out — I somehow uploaded the typo version. I’m going to go fix that right now. :D