17 Mar 2020

CANCELLED – Managing Library-Vendor Relationships with Privacy in Mind


This event has been cancelled until further notice. We are exploring options to reschedule the event at a later date. 


Keeping on top of library data privacy is hard work in itself. When you add vendors into the mix, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. This interactive workshop will help library staff learn to protect patron privacy when working with vendors through each stage of the library-vendor relationship. Learn about best practices in the procurement and contract negotiation processes, including reviewing legal regulations such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and other state regulations surrounding library data that affect library contracts and vendor compliance. Participants will learn about potential privacy pitfalls during onboarding vendor services and applications at their library, and strategies and options to cultivate a vendor relationship with privacy in mind. We will also cover best practices for data sharing with other third parties, such as school districts for library card programs and city departments for open data initiatives or for city operations.