This project is a collaborative effort between PLP member libraries and consultants from LDH Consulting, and the final toolkit includes content from other organizations who have invested time and energy in curating content regarding data privacy best practices. You can access the digital version of the data privacy toolkit below, as well as the training resources that were developed as part of this project.
PLP Data Privacy Best Practices Toolkit for Libraries
The PLP Data Privacy Best Practices Toolkit for Libraries incorporates both high level and detailed information about building and maintaining all aspects of patron privacy programs at libraries. The toolkit’s intended audience is wide-ranging, including administrators who want policy and contract guidance to front line workers who want practical advice about how to protect patron privacy in their daily work. Three of the sections in the toolkit directly tie back to the three main training areas of the Data Privacy Best Practices Training for Libraries project: the data lifecycle, operationalizing privacy at the library, and managing privacy with vendors. The remaining sections address topics not otherwise covered in the trainings, including specific patron privacy issues and considerations, public computing, and teaching privacy to patrons. At the end of the toolkit is an extensive resource section containing library privacy scholarship, professional standards, regulations, and a number of templates and examples libraries can use to develop their own contract addendums, privacy policies, and privacy workshops. You can download the toolkit at the link below.
PLP Data Privacy Best Practices Trainings
The following trainings were developed for the LSTA funded Data Privacy Best Practices Training for Libraries project, held in person and online in early 2020.