CILIPs Event – Libraries for Privacy

Libraries for Privacy

March 22 2017

Price: Free

Venue and Time

1pm – Sandeman Room, AK Bell Library, York Place, Perth, PH2 8EP

Target Audience

This half day hands-on workshop is aimed at library and IT support staff and volunteers in public, academic, school and specialist libraries. No specialist technical ability is required to participate but you should bring your own device.


This practical workshop, developed in partnership with the Library Freedom Project, and supported by CILIPS and SLIC is being offered as part of Scottish PEN’s campaign to protect free expression in the digital age.

By the end of the workshop participants will:

Have an understanding of the legal implications of the Investigatory Powers Act for library services;
Have discussed privacy rights and responsibilities in the context of library and information services
Be familiar with a range of digital tools that can be used to protect privacy;
Have tested and tried a range of free cybersecurity tools and services;
Have considered how to incorporate their learning into digital literacy training for library service users
There will be extra time available for those who have follow up questions.

Refreshments are provided but you should bring along your own lunch.


This workshop discusses ethics and values in a professional context and maps to the PKSB:

Information Governance and compliance
5.2 Information rights

5.5 Information ownership and accountability

5.6 Information risk management

Literacies and Learning
8.3 Digital Literacy

8.6 Teaching and training skills

Strategy, Planning and Management
10.5 Legal Compliance

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