Sunday, May 1, 2011

COGI-tations: What Is Your Library Doing With Information About You?

What Is Your Library Doing With Information About You? Data Privacy Requirements and Issues for Minnesota´s Libraries
Save the date for a Minnesota Coalition of Government Information spring event, part of the ongoing COGI-tations lecture series.
Speaker: Nancy Walton, Acting State Librarian
Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 4:30-6:00 pm
Location: Women Venture, 2324 University Avenue West, St. Paul
Librarians have a long tradition of guarding the privacy of library users, and Minnesota law protects the private data of library users as part of the Government Data Practices Act. In spite of these protections, libraries are challenged frequently to release information on library users. Then what happens? Learn about real-life situations and how libraries have responded.
Nancy Walton, Acting State Librarian, will describe the types of data privacy questions that are presented to the state library agency and what guidance is provided. Attendees are invited to come with their own questions and scenarios.
Funding for this event is through a generous grant from the National Freedom of Information Coalition (NFOIC) and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Sponsor: MNCOGI, Minnesota Coalition of Government Information,
This event was first announced at the March 16, 2011 Freedom of Information Award celebration and information is now posted online,
COGI-tations are free and open-to-the-public.