Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Announcing the Library 2.0 Mini-Conference and Call for Proposals: "Libraries and Privacy: Critical Issues for Information Professionals"


Our third Library 2.022 mini-conference: "Libraries and Privacy: Critical Issues for Information Professionals," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, October 13th, 2022, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Time.

The mini-conference will highlight the many different kinds of privacy (and privacy problems) that information institutions and professionals face, with an emphasis on how these professionals can and should engage with the critical dimensions of privacy in their work.

Privacy as a field has undergone tremendous change in the past few years as information and communication technologies have become increasingly distributed, with data and records flowing through multiple jurisdictions, under uncertain custody and control, and with the increasing use of automated techniques and agents to make decisions about and through that information. The problems with privacy range from fundamental questions of definition and scope, to questions of equity and inclusion, to intensely technical questions about law and technology.

Topics could include but are not limited to the following::

  • Privacy basics for the library;
  • Privacy issues specific to marginalized communities;
  • Privacy issues specific to different age and school levels;
  • Privacy and photographs / social media;
  • Privacy and artificial intelligence;
  • Privacy issues when helping patrons with health records;
  • Privacy and intellectual freedom;
  • Privacy and blockchain;
  • Privacy and big data analytics;
  • Privacy and virtual / mixed reality.

This is a free event, being held live online and also recorded.
to attend live and/or to receive the recording links afterward.
Please also join this Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events. 

Everyone is invited to participate in our Library 2.0 conference events, which are designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide. Each three-hour event consists of a keynote panel, 10-15 crowd-sourced thirty-minute presentations, and a closing keynote. 

Participants are encouraged to use #library2022 and #librariesandprivacy on their social media posts about the event.


The call for proposals is now open.  Proposals can be submitted HERE.


Darra L. Hofman, JD, MSLS, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Information | Program Coordinator, Master of Archives and Records Administration | San José State University

Dr. Darra Hofman received her Ph.D. in library, archival, and information science from The University of British Columbia in 2020. She completed her M.L.I.S. from the University of Kentucky and her J.D. and B.A. (honors) from Arizona State University. Her research examines the intersection of archives, technology, and law. In particular, she is interested in privacy, blockchain technologies, and health records.


K Royal, PhD, JD (heartofprivacy)
Global Privacy Officer for Outschool

K Royal is an attorney and global privacy professional with 25 years of experience in the legal and health-related fields. K received her law degree from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and her PhD in public policy from the University of Texas at Dallas. She is currently the Global Privacy Officer for Outschool, an online education platform. She is certified through the IAPP as a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP), Privacy Management (CIPM), and US and EU Privacy Law (CIPP/US, CIPP/E) and as a Data Privacy Solutions Engineer through ISACA. K also serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations and teaches privacy at ASU.


Rebecca Tsosie, JD
Regents Professor and Morris K. Udall Professor of Law

Rebecca Tsosie is a Regents Professor at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. Professor Tsosie, who is of Yaqui descent, is a faculty member for the Indigenous Peoples’ Law and Policy Program at the University of Arizona, and she is widely known for her work in the fields of Federal Indian law and indigenous peoples’ human rights. Prior to joining the UA faculty, Professor Tsosie was a Regents' Professor and Vice Provost for Inclusion and Community Engagement at Arizona State University. Professor Tsosie was the first faculty Executive Director for ASU’s Indian Legal Program and served in that position for 15 years. Professor Tsosie has published widely on sovereignty, self-determination, cultural pluralism, environmental policy and cultural rights. She teaches in the areas of Federal Indian Law, Property, Constitutional Law, Critical Race Theory, and Cultural Resources Law. Professor Tsosie is a member of the Arizona Bar Association and the California Bar Association. Professor Tsosie serves as a Supreme Court Justice for the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and as an Associate Judge on the San Carlos Tribal Court of Appeals. She received her B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles.


Michael Zimmer, PhD (michaelzimmer)
Associate Professor, Marquette University

Michael Zimmer, PhD, is a privacy and data ethics scholar whose work focuses on digital privacy & surveillance, the ethics of big data, internet research ethics, and the broader social & ethical dimensions of emerging digital technologies. Dr. Zimmer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he also serves as Director of Marquette’s Center for Data, Ethics, and Society. Recent projects have focused on both quantitative and qualitative investigations into the privacy and ethical dimensions of big data and computational social science research, wearable fitness trackers, intelligent personal assistants, the application of artificial intelligence in various healthcare settings, and surveillance practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is a free event, being held live online and also recorded.
to attend live and/or to receive the recording links afterward.
Please also join this Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events. 


The School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor. Please register as a member of the Library 2.0 network to be kept informed of future events. Recordings from previous years are available under the Archives tab at Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0 YouTube channel.


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